Credit: Fishing Australia

All NSW fishing enthusiasts are encouraged to cast a line in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia on Sunday, April 11 2010.

Minister Whan said the Pirtek Fishing Challenge is a great way to promote an important cause through one of Australia's favourite recreational activities.

In NSW alone, every year more than one million recreational fishers hit the water.

With a diagnosis of 20,000 new cases of prostate cancer every year, this event provides an excellent excuse to enjoy a day of fishing while raising money for a very worthwhile cause.

Previous year's event had collected a total of $100,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and it would be wonderful to see an even greater result this year.

The Pirtek Fishing Challenge will be held nationally between 6am and 6pm on Sunday, April 11 2010 and it offers anglers a total up to $110,000 in cash and prizes.

A target species will be allocated for each state, before the competition starts. Three saltwater and one inland native species are allocated for NSW.

Competitors are encouraged to catch, measure, and photograph and release the fish on the day of the competition.

The event caters for everyone through a range of categories from a junior to a club section.

As a reminder, all entrants are required to have an NSW Recreational Fishing License for all types of fishing activity in NSW. Licenses can be purchased from local Industry & Investment NSW offices, at fishing fee agents, by calling 1300 369 365 or visit

For more information on the competition and registration, you are welcomed to visit