Recreational Fishing Grants

Tuesday 24 January 2017
Recreational Fishing Grants

Applications are sought from councils, fishing clubs, businesses and other incorporated bodies. It is expected that successful projects will be announced by mid-2017. Applications close at midnight Monday, 20 March 2017

Grant categories

The South Australian Recreational Fishing Grants will invest in projects that could include, but are not limited to:

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. May include 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.  

How to apply

Applicants will need to complete and lodge grant applications electronically via the DEWNR Grants Management System website. Successful grant applicants will also be required to submit reports and acquittal forms via the DEWNR Grants Management System.