Reel-y good day

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

IT­WAS a re­sound­ing “yes” when the young­sters tak­ing part in the Ju­nior Fish­ing Day were asked if they had en­joyed them­selves.

Biggen­den Fish­ing Club pres­i­dent Lofty Wendt said as long as they had en­joyed them­selves and learnt some­thing, they had achieved their goal.

Thanks to spon­sor­ship, all an­glers re­ceived a rod and reel along with a bag of good­ies.

Mr Wendt said the equip­ment was only good if the kids looked af­ter it.

The day is an an­nual event held in con­junc­tion with Sun­fish Queens­land and Depart­ment of Fish­eries.

In­struc­tors John Rekaski and Steve Fuller taught the par­tic­i­pants the ba­sic fun­da­men­tals of recre­ational fish­ing and the en­vi­ron­ment while Biggen­den club mem­bers were on hand to give help if needed.

Bronte and Jed Fredrik­sen are look­ing for­ward to spend­ing the hol­i­days fish­ing in the dam on their property for perch.

Ben Cooper was tak­ing his catch of the day, a sleepy cod, home for his mum to cook for din­ner.

“It’s the big­gest fish I’ve caught,” he said.

Shay Itzstein was sur­prised the kids re­ceived so much equip­ment.

“We’ll be able to go on more fam­ily fish­ing trips.

“Brydee (daugh­ter) learnt to cast, which will make it bet­ter as I won’t have to do it for her now.”

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

FISH­ING KNOW-HOW: Traven Reid, Wy­att Martin and Oliver Kings­ley lis­ten in­tently to the in­struc­tors.

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