Boat club puts on fish and kids

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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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