Boat club puts on fish and kids
WHAT do kids and fish have in common besides a love of eating worms?
The Mossman Boating and Fishing club has decided to combine the two and share their love for the sport with the next generation by putting on a kids’ fishing fun day.
The kids’ fishing day has been running for six years and this year it will be even bigger and better with prizes for almost everyone and activities planned for those aged from five to 13.
Mossman Boating and Fishing Club’s secretary Natalie Crimmins said if there is a younger sibling who is keen to throw in a line, they are also welcome to come along.
“We have lots of giveaways on the day and the kids will get a bag of goodies when they get there,” she said.
“Usually the kids get their bags and have a fish from the jetty or from the bank at Newell Beach and any fish caught will get weighed in and then let go again, but if it’s big enough they can keep it.
“We also have a couple of activities, we have a lure throwing competition, a cast net throwing competition and the Department of Primary Industries is coming to do a presentation for the kids and answer any fishing questions.”
Entry fee is $10 and includes a sausage sizzle and the goodies bag with a small hand reel in it, but kids can bring their own rods if they have one and bait will be supplied.
The day kicks off next Sunday, August 19, from 8am and wraps up usually by noon at the Mossman Boating and Fishing clubhouse on Rankine St, Newell Beach.
Parent or guardian supervision is required. For more information and to register contact Natalie Crimmins on 0437 718 840.
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