Thursday, February 29, 2024

Get the kids into fishing

THE NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is running three kids’ fishing workshops over the October school holidays.

NSW DPI Education Officer, Dena Murray, said the fishing workshops would give children aged between 8 and 14 years the chance to learn basic fishing skills.

“Youngsters will also learn about recreational fishing rules and regulations, sustainable fishing practices and aquatic habitats,” Ms Murray said.

The workshops will be run over the school holidays from 10am – 2pm on:
· Tuesday 27 September at Bundeena
· Thursday 29 September at Gunnamatta Bay
· Tuesday 4 October at Balmain

“The children will also learn the difference between popular saltwater species such as flounder and flathead and a bream and a tarwhine,” she said.

“The fishing workshop program is assisted by local Fishcare Volunteers, who are instrumental in the running of the program across NSW and are essential in teaching the next generation of anglers about one of Australia’s favorite pastimes.”

Each workshop costs $40 a child, which includes a quality rod and reel, tackle box, shirt, hat and a goodie bag. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 30 children a day and bookings are essential. To secure a place telephone (02) 9527 8526.

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