Kids hooked on fishing at Merimbula

Riley Meale, left, Lachie Watson, Ainsley Meale and Sophie Watson, all of Sydney, had no trouble getting to grips with their knots after having the expert help of volunteer, Jim Clarke (back).

Riley Meale, left, Lachie Watson, Ainsley Meale and Sophie Watson, all of Sydney, had no trouble getting to grips with their knots after having the expert help of volunteer, Jim Clarke (back).

Learning how to put the rod and reel together from Fisheries volunteer, John Whittaker: Jack Caldwell, left, Joel Richards, Joseph Elton, James Hare and Xavier Bowes, all of Eden.

Learning how to put the rod and reel together from Fisheries volunteer, John Whittaker: Jack Caldwell, left, Joel Richards, Joseph Elton, James Hare and Xavier Bowes, all of Eden.

Fisheries volunteer, Anneke Campbell talks about the rules and regulations of fishing with Stephanie Frater, of Canberra, Floyd Stoelinga, Canberra, Patrick Dwyer, Geelong, James Dwyer, Geelong and Ashley Frater, Canberra.

Fisheries volunteer, Anneke Campbell talks about the rules and regulations of fishing with Stephanie Frater, of Canberra, Floyd Stoelinga, Canberra, Patrick Dwyer, Geelong, James Dwyer, Geelong and Ashley Frater, Canberra.

Patrick Greenway, left, Aiden Old, Sharae Greenway, all of Canberra with Will Robinson, Eden, Noah Cotes, Bombala and Fisheries volunteer, Malcolm Campbell.

Patrick Greenway, left, Aiden Old, Sharae Greenway, all of Canberra with Will Robinson, Eden, Noah Cotes, Bombala and Fisheries volunteer, Malcolm Campbell.

About 19 children from local and visiting families enjoyed a day of learning all about fishing at the Department of Primary Industries fishing workshop at Spencer Park on Thursday, April 24.

With the assistance of local volunteers, the program aims to teach children how to tie knots, the rules and regulations concerning permitted catches and size, and how to cast. The children spent time putting into practise what they had learnt earlier in the day when they went fishing and also took home a rod, reel, hat, tee shirt and tackle.

The program is funded by revenue from NSW fishing licences.

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