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Inland fishing workshops over school holidays

KIDS living in inland NSW can learn the basics of fishing these school holidays at a Department Primary Industries (DPI) inland fishing workshop.

DPI Education Officer, Brett Smith, said two fishing workshops being held at Narrandera during the school holidays would give children aged between 8 and 14 years the chance to learn basic fishing skills.

The fishing workshop program is one of many initiatives implemented by the NSW Government using funds from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts to improve fishing opportunities across the state.

“Youngsters attending will learn about recreational fishing rules and regulations, sustainable fishing practices, native and introduced fish species and aquatic habitats,” Mr Smith said.

“Participants will get the chance to put their new skills into action when they fish in a pond specially stocked to improve their chances of a good catch.”

The workshops will be held on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 September at the Narrandera Fisheries Centre, Buckingbong Road, off the Sturt Highway, from 10am to 3pm.

Each workshop costs $40 a child, which includes a quality rod and reel, hook safe, tackle box, shirt, hat and a BBQ lunch.

Parents are encouraged to ensure children participating have plenty of sunscreen, bring along a drink bottle for water and wear enclosed footwear.

Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 children a day and bookings are essential.

To secure a place phone (02) 6958 8200 by 10am Thursday 20 September.

For more information on the program, visit the NSW DPI Fishing Workshop web page.

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