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ENHANCEMENT and protection of Aboriginal cultural fishing, along with supporting fisheries related business opportunities, are the overarching aims of the NSW Government’s Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund, which is now open for applications.

AT this school on the NSW Central Coast, students are encouraged to get away from TVs, computers and devices and to go fishing with their families and friends.

ISAAC Heagney, who has a passion for fishing, spent his HSC year developing an invention that could help save the lives of rock fishers who end up in the water.

ROCK fishing can be risky. The NSW DPI has released these basic messages to help you stay safe.

RECREATIONAL fishers will again be able to target Murray cod when the season opens on Saturday, December 1, 2018, following the annual three-month breeding closure in NSW and Victoria.

TAKE a sneak peek at what's inside the summer long edition of Fishing World. At over 200 pages it's a massive read!

THE Victorian Fisheries Authority science team and contract divers recently reattached the five fish aggregation devices (FADs) to Torquay’s offshore reef during a favourable weather window.

A REMINDER to all anglers interested in competing in the GoFish Nagambie tournament. Entries for the 3-day competition kick off this Friday, November 30.

NATIONAL Carp Control Plan Program Manager, Matt Barwick, has announced he is leaving the role. At the same time, there are concerns from scientists that releasing the carp herpes virus as planned may be a "one hit wonder".

THREE prawn farms on the Logan River previously affected by white spot disease are now back in production after a twelve month fallow period.

THE NT Government has made an offer in an attempt to prevent fishing closures across the NT coast.

SPRING rains around Hervey Bay have pushed bait out into the bay and the predators have followed.

AN estimated $2.195 billion was spent on recreational fishing trips in 2017-18, resulting in combined economic output of over $3.42 billion. This is a key finding of the 2018 Performance Data and Insights report recently released by the NSW DPI.

THE Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources has appointed Anna Willock to the role of Acting CEO of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, commencing November 24, 2018.

APPLICATIONS for grant funding from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts close on November 30.