Fish­ing bo­nanza at Goul­burn Park

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS - By Ali­son O’Con­nor

Sun­day’s Vic Fish Kids event has been hailed a rag­ing suc­cess, with more than 1500 peo­ple flock­ing to Goul­burn Park for the event.

Res­i­dents were re­minded of yes­ter­year when the old swim­ming pool was filled with wa­ter, be­fore it was stocked with fish for the free clin­ics that were on of­fer for chil­dren.

There was 1130 reg­is­tra­tions for the kids fish­ing clin­ics, with around 150 of the 500 stocked fish caught by the young an­glers.

Par­tic­i­pants were able to learn how to cast, how to tie knots and what to do with a fish when they caught one.

The events were part of the Vic­to­rian Govern­ment’s Tar­get One Mil­lion plan to grow par­tic­i­pa­tion and get one mil­lion an­glers by 2020.

La­bor can­di­date for Euroa Fionna Dep­peler-Mor­ton said it was a fan­tas­tic day, and they had al­ready put their hand up to host an­other event in Sey­mour next year.

‘‘It was such a fan­tas­tic day, there was peo­ple all over the place en­joy­ing the free ac­tiv­i­ties and Goul­burn Park looked fan­tas­tic,’’ she said.

‘‘We would like to see it be­come an an­nual event in Sey­mour and we’ve cer­tainly put our hand up for next year.

‘‘The good thing about Sey­mour is the fish didn’t have to travel far, which meant they were quite ac­tive so the kids caught more fish.’’

Ms Dep­peler-Mor­ton said the clinic times were cut down to al­low more kids to take part, with 40 rods sur­round­ing the pool at a time.

The fish were moved out of the swim­ming pool and in to the Goul­burn River at the end of the day, mean­ing there’s some good fish­ing to be had at Goul­burn Park in the next few weeks.

Easy pick­ings: The old swim­ming pool at Goul­burn Park was filled with wa­ter and stocked with 500 fish.

Right: Mem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Ja­clyn Symes (left) and La­bor can­di­date for Euroa Fionna Dep­peler-Mor­ton (right) and their fam­i­lies at the Vic Fish Kids event.

Pop­u­lar: Huge crowds lined up to take part in the free kids fish­ing clin­ics.

Good haul: Around 150 fish were caught in the swim­ming pool on the day.

Angling: Cody Mor­ton wets a line at Goul­burn Park.

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