Kids get hooked on fishing
ED Kemp has hailed yesterday’s Take a Kid Fishing morning as the most successful yet, with 155 children registering.
The Warwick District Recreational Fish Stocking Association secretary/treasurer said with parents and grandparents, the number of people at the event was close to 270.
Mr Kemp said the Take a Kid Fishing morning was organised by Queensland Fisheries and held at Connolly Dam each year.
He said Wayne Eastwell from Warwick Outdoors and Sports co-ordinated the event.
Between 40 and 50 fish of different species including jewfish, silver perch and yellowbelly were caught, using a variety of baits.
Mr Kemp said a couple of two kilogram yellowbelly were caught using crayfish and live worms, and he said the worms were the most successful bait yesterday.
Most of the baits were provided by the fish stocking association and its members.
More than $500 of fishing gear was handed out at the presentation of prizes, and sample bags were given to the children who missed out on a prize.
The Warwick RSL provided a barbecue lunch and drinks and chips were sponsored by the Supa IGA and Woolworths.