2017 South Australian Recreational Fishing Grants Programme

About the grants

Community grants for up to $100,000 (GST exclusive) will be offered by the State Government to help boost recreational fishing in South Australia.
Applications will open on Saturday, 14 January 2017 and will be sought from councils, fishing clubs, businesses and other incorporated bodies.
Projects will need to fit into the following three categories:

Category 1 (up to $100,000)

Strategic Infrastructure projects – that increase access to fishing locations and create new fishing opportunities. May include, capping breakwalls, fishing platforms, stairways, boardwalks, roads and carparks.

Habitat – Resnagging (including placing ‘fish hotels’) in degraded rivers and lakes, rehabilitating streams by removing noxious weeds and riparian planting/restoration, other stream improvement works. Local artificial reefs or shellfish restorations.

Stocking – Stocking of publicly accessible dams, lakes and streams including the River Murray and coastal environments. Hatchery facilities for the production of fish (including forage fish) for recreational fishing.

Category 2 (up to $50,000)

Infrastructure projects – that improve existing fishing experiences, including fish cleaning facilities, jetty shelters and other smaller scale projects. 

Category 3 (up to $15,000) 

Primarily educational, capacity building and participation activities – including fishing events, fishing classes, educational materials and fishing information materials.  
You are encouraged to discuss your project with RecFish SA by phone: (08) 8340 0777 or email: assistance@recfishsa.org.au.

Further information about applying for a grant

Past successful projects

View the list of past successful grant applications.