Vic Fish Kids Program
- Fri Apr 05 2019
With the aim of getting more children fishing, more often, the Victorian Fisheries Authority is holding six fishing events for the under-18s.
These events are fun and free, and everything is provided when you sign up for the guided fishing clinic, so youngsters can cast a line and try fishing in a safe and supportive environment.
The VFA will be giving away 200 rod and reel outfits at each event to encourage beginners to stick with the hobby and try it again another time with family and friends.
It's all part of the State Government's Target One Million plan to grow participation and get one millions anglers by 2020.
Learn to cast, how to tie knots and what to do with a fish when you catch one.
Free fishing tuition will be provided by volunteers from angling clubs, VFA staff and Fishcare during the guided fishing clinics.
Most waters (where applicable) will be stocked prior with catchable size rainbow trout from our Snobs Creek hatchery, and some fish will be released on the day too. Everyone's welcome to help!
Clinics will occur throughout the day and there'll be lots to do for the whole family including a free photo booth to immortalise that fish of a lifetime
There will also be marked fishing areas for those who bring their own fishing gear. Limited bait will be available.
Parental supervision is essential and participants should bring sturdy footwear, clothing to suit the weather, a hat and sunscreen, and a sense of fun and adventure because they're going to be wonderful day.
What you need to know:
When: 10am - 4pm
Where: Williamstown Pier
For more information: vfa.vic.gov.au
Image credit: Victorian Fisheries Authority