Passionate fishers in the South Coast region have only days left to get their applications in for $20 million in funding available through the Recreational Fishing Trust grants.
Applications for the grants, which can be used for new facilities, more fish stocking, research and education programs, close this Friday, October 30.
"Recreational Fishing Trust grants applications close this Friday, so make sure you get yours in because time is ticking," said South Coast MP Shelley Hancock.
"Our fishers in the South Coast are among the state's most passionate and I would hate to see them miss out on this $20 million of available funding.
"Every year fishers pay their licence fees to the Recreational Fishing Trust and every single one of those dollars goes back into the industry and no area is more deserving than the South Coast to receive its share for new fishing facilities."
Mrs Hancock said recreational fishing does so much for the region and the state more broadly, pumping $3.4 billion into the economy annually.
"This is one way in which the NSW Government supports our anglers," she said.
Mrs Hancock said grant ideas can be discussed with NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Fisheries.
"I might be biased, but the South Coast has among the best waterways in NSW and funding through the Recreational Fishing Trust grants would only make them better," she said.
"Give NSW DPI a call to discuss what you have in mind, because there is always a unique array of projects funded."
Funding guidelines and application forms for the Recreational Fishing Trusts grants are available at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au.
DPI Fisheries can be contacted on (02) 4916 3835 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.