Australia's New Way to Fish


OzFish Unlimited is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping the millions of Aussie recreational fishers take control of the health of their rivers, lakes and estuaries and shore up the future of the sport they love. OzFish Unlimited partners with fishers and the broader community to invest time and money into the protection and restoration of our waterways, counteracting decades of degradation.

What we do

  • Work with fishers to make local fishing grounds healthy, vibrant and more productive.

  • Share ideas on how to improve, restore and protect fish habitat.

  • Seek grants and support for hands–on habitat restoration.

  • Provide events, resources, education and research that support fishing groups to achieve local outcomes.


Stephen 'Jim' Stening

Jim founded FIIG Securities Limited in 1998, holding the position of Managing Director until 2012. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has

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Craig Copeland

Craig is the creator and founder of OzFish Unlimited and has been protecting and restoring fish habitat throughout NSW for 25 years. He currently manages the Aquatic Habitat

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Bonita 'Snagger' Brown

Award winning broadcaster for ABC Local Radio, “Snagger Brown??? hosted local, state and national programs for over a decade and was recognised as a highly motivated presenter and

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Matt Hansen

Matt started fishing as soon as he could walk! He’s a passionate angler and is the founder and President of the Lake Burrendong Classic catch and release fishing

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John Burgess

Since 2012, John has held the role as Director of the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation. He serves on various fishery management and scientific committees as a vocal advocate

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Anissa Lawrence

Managing Director and Founder of Tierra Mar Consulting, Anissa has over 24 years’ experience in helping organisations and communities to engage in coastal and marine natural resource management

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Matt Barwick

Director of Greenfish Consulting, Matt has over fifteen years’ experience in delivering projects to improve fishing opportunities in Australia and overseas. He’s a mad recreational fisher and within

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Jo-Anne Ruscoe

Jo has enjoyed a varied career around fishing and aquaculture and is the Research Projects Manager with the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. She works with all sectors

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Michelle Wenner

Michelle has over 10 years combined experience working across government, the private sector and academia in natural resource management with a focus on integrated fisheries management and research,

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Paul Tully

As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McInnes Lawyers and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors, Paul has a strong interest in litigation, dispute resolution

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David Coogan

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has specialised in the superannuation and

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Dr Martin Mallen-Cooper

Dr Mallen-Cooper is an internationally recognised expert in fish ecology and fish passage with over 35 years’ experience in researching and delivering improved outcomes for fish.  His research

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We would love to hear from you! Would you like to learn more about OzFish Unlimited to share with your local fishing club or community group? Would you like to partner with us to help you with a local habitat project in your area? Or perhaps you would like to set up your own local chapter?

We welcome any support from individuals, groups or companies who can help us spread our message to restore and protect fish habitat for the future of our sport.

Get in touch today.


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