Trout season opens in time for holidays
Fishy goings-on in Marlborough are set to attract more youngsters to enjoy the popular past-time. The new trout fishing season opened last weekend throughout the country.
Thousands of new licences for the season have already been sold with the family option proving popular.
Fish & Game spokesman Don Rood says the timing of the fishing season is great for families.
‘‘The start of the new season always provides the opportunity for families and mates to get together.
‘‘This year, it means the whole family can head out together for an outdoors adventure.
‘‘It is a great opportunity to get the children into the outdoors and introduce them to the joys of fishing,’’ he says.
Don says families have been catered for with a special licence.
‘‘Fish & Game has made it easier to take the family fishing with the family licence, which allows parents and their children to fish together.
‘‘It also allows grandparents to
‘‘The start of the new season always provides the opportunity for families and mates to get together ... It is a great opportunity to get the children into the outdoors and introduce them to the joys of fishing.’’
take their grandchildren fishing.
‘‘As well, children can get a free fishing licence, while teenagers up to the age of 18 can get a licence for the whole season for $27 – much cheaper than the adult licence,’’ he says.
A regular Fishing for Kids event is held most weekends in Picton, depending on tides and weather conditions. Licences are available at sporting stores or online through the Fish & Game website at fishandgame.org.nz.