Annual competition lures young fishers

The Kiama Game Fishing Club is holding its 18th annual Children’s Charity Fishing Competition at the Harbour to encourage the next generation of fishers.

“Funds raised will go towards providing an electronic white board to assist with learning and education for disabled children at Peterborough Special School,” says organiser Mark Way.

There are 3 divisions: Under 6 yrs; Under 11 yrs and Under 16 yrs, and children must bring their own fishing gear and bait.

Entry fees are $5 for U/6 and $10 for U/11 and U/16, with the first 200 children to sign up receiving a bucket and sample bag. There are prizes for the heaviest fish caught in each division.

Children who catch a fish must bring it to the weigh master in a bucket of water to keep the fish alive, and after weighing return the fish in the bucket to Kiama Harbour to grow bigger for next year. This will encourage children to engage in Catch n Release, as practiced by the Club.

“Children and their parents always have a great day out and we all, of course, have the added incentive of providing much needed funds to a worthy children’s charity.”

Minnamurra Lions Club will be on hand with a BBQ to tempt competitors and spectators, and there will also be a raffle.

Details: Saturday 19 January, Kiama Harbour.
Check in at 8am at the Jet Boat Shed near the Scout Hall. Fishing from 9am to noon

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