Fishing & safety clinic for UTS students

AS part of a joint initiative between NSWDPI – Fisheries, Sydney Surf Life Saving and RFA of NSW, a fishing and beach safety workshop for over 50 University of Technology Sydney Chinese international students was recently conducted at the South Sydney Amateur Fishing Association clubhouse in Chifley.

Unfortunately, weather on the day played havoc with proceedings for organisers who used an adaptive wet weather indoor program to cover a host of topics including:

  • Fishing rules and regulation;
  • fishing, beach and basic water safety;
  • identifying fish and the various rules;
  • fishing footwear and clothing;
  • types and styles of foam and inflatable life jackets and fishing buoyancy vests;
  • discussions about building personal water safety skills such as learning to swim;
  • caring for and cooking your catch

    The day concluded with a bus trip home via the Surf Life Saving Surf Rescue base at Malabar and to hear from the dedicated volunteer surf rescue members to reinforce many of the day’s water safety and life saving tips from a rescuer’s perspective.

This workshop was funded through the NSW Recreational Fishing Licence Fee Saltwater Trust.

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