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Recreational Fishing Trust Funding Applications Close Friday!


Recreational Fishing Trust Funding Applications Close Friday!

Apply now for funds to improve your local fishing spot. If you've got an idea to improve recreational fishing in your area, don't forget to complete a funding application for your project! Applications for 2018/19 close this Friday, 24 November 2017.

Anyone can apply for funding from the Recreational Fishing Trusts, including fishing organisations, universities, councils, community groups etc.

Many different projects receive funding each year, including for recreational fishing education, fishing access and facilities (fishing platforms, cleaning tables), enhancing fishing (fish stocking) and access, improving fish habitat, fisheries research and so on.

Hundreds of projects have been completed using funds from the Recreational Fishing Trusts and another 200 projects are currently underway.

For more info: http://bit.ly/2iAQWBX

Remember, applications close this Friday, 24 November 2017. Editors Note: Full details of the Recreational Fishing Trust Funding Applications made by Eurobodalla Council will be published next week. As we are a tourism dependent region and with it recognised that recreational fishing brings in around $300 million to the South East it goes without saying that Council ensures it is able to maximise on all of these grants to ensure recreational fishers are provided with the same facilities they enjoy on the north coast from all abilities pontoons to kayak launch jetties. In the past the Council has been reticent in seeking grants as the resultant is to take on the burden of new assets that then need to be maintained however this attitude has seen the area slide backwards in facilities and the old adage of "If you don't build it they won't come" is beginning to apply when you see the very average state that our fishing related assets are maintained at. Sadly these are not only the observations of the Editor but the shared observations of fishing clubs and those on the grants bodies who are disbelieving of the inaction taken by Eurobodalla to even attempt to gain grants that simply sees the money go to other areas.

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