Reel-y good day
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.”
FISHING KNOW-HOW: Traven Reid, Wyatt Martin and Oliver Kingsley listen intently to the instructors.