The Timaru Herald - - NEWS - Mark Quin­li­van

An over­cast day did not de­ter more than 250 tak­ing part in a Take a Kid Fish­ing event held at Fish­er­man’s Wharf on Sun­day.

Hunt­ing and Fish­ing Ti­maru store owner Alis­ter Jones said it was an ‘‘awe­some turnout’’ as peo­ple lined up near Caro­line Bay to reel in the catch of the day.

Jones said the best part of the day was see­ing fam­i­lies down at the wharf hav­ing a go.

He said peo­ple from be­gin­ners to ex­pe­ri­enced fish­er­men took part.

‘‘The whole event was just about com­mu­nity en­gage­ment; com­ing out, en­joy­ing the day, hav­ing a go at fish­ing, and it was a bril­liant day.’’

Jones said catches ranged from typ­i­cal wharf fish to some­one even catch­ing a mas­sive stingray.

‘‘We look at events like this and their suc­cess, and you look for­ward to it next year with a re­ally pos­i­tive view, to try and make the event even big­ger and bet­ter.’’

An­other fish­ing com­pe­ti­tion, the Hook Beach Fish­ing Com­pe­ti­tion, will be held on Jan­uary 19.

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