Better Fishing Grants - Recreational Fishing

Fish for the Future
Status: OPEN

Applications for Better Fishing Grants - Round 4 are open in two stages.

  • May 1 - July 31, 2024
  • August 1 - October 31, 2024

Overview

​Under the $2 million Investing in Improved Facilities for Recreational Fishers and Local Communities commitment, the Tasmanian Government is providing grants to make recreational sea fishing more accessible to Tasmanians.

Round 4 - Funding available

Applications for grants of up to $300,000 are available for facilities that improve recreational marine fishing opportunities in Tasmania.

Submissions for both large projects (up to $300,000) and small projects (up to $30,000) are available. These may include installing or upgrading:
  • pontoons, jetties or other structures for recreational fishing;
  • fish cleaning tables, bins, tables, shelters and lighting;
  • toilets near fishing facilities;
  • paths, steps, walkways or other access routes to fishing locations; and
  • other facilities directly associated with recreational shore-based fishing.

Eligibility

Small grants: Incorporated not-for-profit organisations (including community groups and fishing clubs) municipal councils and other land managers are eligible to apply.

Large grants: applications are open to public land managers where facilities are proposed to be located. Incorporated not-for-profit organisations (including community groups that can show capacity to manage a project of this size).

Guidelines and application forms

Information for applicants:

 Better Fishing Grants - Information for Applicants

Small grants:

 Better Fishing Grants Round 4 Application Form - Small Grants

Large grants:

 Better Fishing Grants Round 4 Application Form - Large Grants


Parkside Jetty St Helens

Grant Recipients

​​Applicant
​Grant Round ​Project Title

​Amount
​West Coast Council
​3Two fish cleaning station shelters at Macquarie Heads Boat Ramp (Strahan)
$22,232​
​Tasmanian Association for Recreational Fishing
​3​Weather Station Network Buoys - to allow fishers to find information on real time local sea conditions.
​$66 000
​St Helens Marine Rescue
​3​Real time web cameras - to allow St Helens Marine Rescue radio operators and fishers real time visual coverage of the waters to the north, east and south of St Helens Point.
​$15 000
​Musselroe Bay Community Inc.
​3​Fishing pontoon
​$133 450
​​Clarence City Council
​2Upgrading water and power supply to Bellerive Pier
$87,000
​Huon Valley Council
​2​New Fishing Pontoon Shipwrights Point
$150,000
​George Town Council​1​Installing a fish cleaning table and tackle bin at York Cove​​$10,000
​​Reclink​1Fi​s​hing tackle for the Reclink Fishing Program​​$3,485
​Naracoopa Progress Assn.​1​​Light and fish cleaning facilities at Naracoopa Jetty    ​​$3,800
​​Swansea Primary School​1​​Equipment for the Sustainable Fishing Program    ​$4,586
​​Tuna Club of Tasmania1​​A single channel base to improve communications for fishers​​$9,000


    Contact

    Better Fishing Grants
    Recreational Fisheries Section
    Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
    Hobart TAS 7000
    Phone: 03 6777 2082
    Email: better.fishing@nre.tas.gov.au

    Hotline

    Fishwatch Report illegal fishing

    0427 655 557

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    Contact us

    Recreational Fishing

    Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

    Hobart TAS 7000

    Phone: (03) 6165 3233, 1300 720 647

    Email: fishing.enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au

    Commercial Fisheries

    Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

    GPO Box 44

    Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

    Email: commercial.fisheries@nre.tas.gov.au

    Commercial Fisheries Licensing

    Level 1, 134 Macquarie St

    GPO Box 44

    Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

    Email: fishing.licensing@nre.tas.gov.au