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Discover the fun of fishing at a holiday workshop
« on: December 18, 2012, 10:32:31 PM »
Discover the fun of fishing at a holiday workshop
17 Dec 2012 - NSW Fisheries

Children eager to learn about fishing during school holidays have the opportunity to get tips from the experts by attending a Department of Primary Industries (DPI) fishing workshop.
Workshops are planned for January at Batemans Bay, Merimbula, Lake Illawarra and Jindabyne over the upcoming Christmas school holiday period.

DPI Education Officer, Stephen Thurstan, said the workshops will provide participants aged between 8 and 14 years the chance to learn basic fishing skills.

"Children attending the workshops will learn about recreational fishing rules, sustainable fishing practices, native and introduced fish species and aquatic habitats," Mr Thurstan said.

"Participants will be taught casting, knot tying, setting up their own rod and reel, and how to play a fish in the morning session.

"In the afternoon, they get to practice those skills when they go fishing.

"After the workshop, the kids will have the skills and equipment to be able to go fishing, which is a great activity to keep them occupied over the school holidays.

"Local Fishcare volunteers will be on hand at each workshop to help the next generation of anglers learn about one of Australia’s favourite pastimes from experienced experts."

Fishing workshops will be held from 10am to 2pm at:

Batemans Bay, 9 January
Merimbula, 10 January
Lake Illawarra, 15 January
Jindabyne, 18 & 19 January
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.

Each workshop costs $40 a child, which includes a quality rod and reel, hooksafe, 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 please call Stephen Thurstan on 0438 245 190.



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Re: Discover the fun of fishing at a holiday workshop
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 04:35:40 AM »
ah those were the days, Qld used to do useful stuff like that, just a fading memory now.

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Re: Discover the fun of fishing at a holiday workshop
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 09:40:43 AM »
Thought they did a backflip on that and funded some ?

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Re: Discover the fun of fishing at a holiday workshop
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 07:13:33 PM »
Heard a rumour about kids fishing days, but certainly seen nothing at all from Sunfish.

Definitely no reversal on fishcare volunteers. even wrote me a letter asking for the return of the Govt ID.!

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Re: Discover the fun of fishing at a holiday workshop
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 06:16:59 AM »
You must have a shocker of a memory Binder.  It was only last year.

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Re: Discover the fun of fishing at a holiday workshop
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 10:33:39 AM »
Heard a rumour about kids fishing days, but certainly seen nothing at all from Sunfish.

Definitely no reversal on fishcare volunteers. even wrote me a letter asking for the return of the Govt ID.!

Tell 'em to come collect it.................

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Re: Discover the fun of fishing at a holiday workshop
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 05:36:10 PM »
Keeping it as a keepsake.

Dale - early onset Alzheimer's   :o

I did see a notice on Ausfish that they did get some funding, and alist of groups who got it, must have missed the notice from sunfish asking for applications, I see PRFMA got one, so I suppose I'll be able to refresh that memory!.

 

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