Kiama Game Fishing Club’s 16th Annual Shimano Children’s Charity Fishing Competition and an associated BBQ by Minnamurra Lions raised $2,323 for the purchase of iPads for Peterborough Special School at Warilla.
The Competition, held at Kiama Harbour, encourages children to participate in fishing while emphasising the concept of Catch n Release.
Children place their fish in a bucket of water, the fish are weighed and then they are taken back to the harbour and released.
Mark Way, President of the Club, says there were many comments from tourists saying they time their visit to Kiama to coincide with this competition so their children can participate.
“It’s certainly a great day, when you see so many children out there fishing with the support of parents, and in some cases grandparents, having so much fun,” he says.
Mark wants to thank the many local businesses that sponsored the event by providing prizes or other donations.