About Gone Fishing Day

Sunday 18th October 2020

Gone Fishing Day is an initiative of the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF), the peak national body and key voice for Australia’s recreational fishing community.

Now in its 5th year, Gone Fishing Day is about celebrating all that we love about fishing and what it gives to Australian communities.

For many, fishing is a simple leisure activity, for some it’s a sport, for others it’s a way of life. For all of us who fish it’s a chance to, disconnect our devices and reconnect with nature and Australia’s unique marine and riverine environments and leave your troubles behind.

National Gone Fishing Day brings together all those aspects that make recreational fishing so popular – on one day for all Australians to enjoy.


ARFF Members

The ARFF is a not for profit organisation who partners with state peak fishing bodies, representative organisations and fish habitat groups to ensure that fishing remains loved and endured by generations, for generations. This community consists of all recreational fishers and those who support them, including fishing tackle and outdoor goods suppliers, boat and boating accessory suppliers, and providers of accommodation and fishing services.

Download the Gone Fishing Day App today!