Nippers angling for bites
IT was ‘like father, like daughter’ at the Lifestyle Kids Fishing Adventure Day at Elliott Heads yesterday, as Abby Charteris learned to identify fish.
Her dad Kevin, a keen angler who also writes a fishing column for the NewsMail, took her along to get a taste of his favourite hobby.
About 25 kids aged from eight to 13 were taught the basics of how to land their first catch.
“We taught them casting, tagging and tying knots,” Bundaberg Sport Fishing Club president and event spokesman Robert Sewell said.
“Then we took them down to the beach. A couple seemed to pick it up very quickly — they managed to catch something.”
But even if the kids found that fish weren’t biting, they went home with far more than just tales of “the one that got away”.
“Each kid took home a rod and reel from our sponsors Rehbeins Fishing, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Burnett Mary Regional Group,” Mr Sewell said.
“We’re looking forward to doing it again next year with a new lot of kids.”