Rec fishing experiences boosted across the Eyre Peninsula

Date posted: 10 October 2016

Eyre Peninsula recreational fishing spots have been boosted thanks to funding from the Recreational Fishing Grants Programme.

The South Australian Recreational Fishing Grants Programme provides community grants for up to $50K to support recreational fishing in South Australia. The programme funds great ideas to improve recreational fishing experiences, upgrade infrastructure, offer specialised training and improve sustainable fishing practices.

In 2015 the State’s Eyre Peninsula region was funded $57,200 as part of round one of the grants programme.

Spring is warming up, so get outside to wet a line and make use of round one’s recently completed projects including the new fish cleaning station at the Coffin Bay boat ramp and the upgraded Elliston jetty shelter (both pictured).

The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Program Manager, Chris Thomas said that more than 270,000 South Australians love to fish.

“The grants provide better experiences for local and visitor anglers to escape, unwind, relax and get outdoors and connect with the State’s marine environments.

“The successful round two grant programme projects were announced in August with the Eyre Peninsula region receiving over $66K of additional funding for minor infrastructure upgrades and educational material to improve recreational fishing opportunities for the State.

“Applications for the third and final round of funding should open early in 2017.”

For a list of the round one and two projects visit the Department’s website.

The South Australian Recreational Fishing Grants Programme forms part of a $3.25 million package announced in 2014 to boost recreational fishing experiences in South Australia.