Kids give fishing a go
The new trout fishing season has opened with families being encouraged to give it a go during the the school holidays.
Fish & Game communications manager Don Rood says fishing is something the whole family can enjoy.
“The whole family can head out together for an outdoors adventure,” says Don.
“It is a great opportunity to get the children into the outdoors and introduce them to the joys of fishing. With any luck, they will catch their first trout and head home with some fresh wild food for the barbecue or smoker.”
To make it easier for a family to enjoy trout fishing, Fish & Game has a special family licence available.
“Fish & Game’s family licence not only gives parents and their children the chance to fish together, but also allows grandparents to take their grandchildren fishing,” Don says.
“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 $26 — much cheaper than the adult licence.”
Licences are available at sporting stores or online through the Fish & Game website www.fishandgame.org.nz
“Buying online is straightforward — all people have to do is choose the licence option that’s best for them and a few clicks later they will have bought it,” says Don.
“I urge everyone to get out there and give trout fishing a try.”
Trout fishing can be a fun family adventure.