2017 Recfishwest Midwest and Southern Community Tours

Recfishwest’s popular and free SunSmart fishing clinics toured the Midwest and South Coast during the recent Easter school holidays. The Midwest Community Tour took in five locations and delivered 10 SunSmart fishing clinics offering fishing guidance to hundreds of eager young fishers. The locations visited were, Jurien Bay, Green Head, Dongara/ Port Denison, Geraldton and Kalbarri. We also travelled south and delivered clinics in both Albany and Esperance.

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Our dedicated fishing clinic instructors taught the kids everything they needed to know, from how to be SunSmart, fishing basics like casting and fish handling – all while learning how to fish sustainably and look after their fishing environment. At each SunSmart fishing clinic, there were prizes and giveaways for all the kids, including SunSmart hats, water bottles, kids fishing books and other fun prizes.

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There were plenty of fish caught on the tour including whiting, silver and black bream, trumpeter, flounder, pink snapper and herring. For a lot of kids, catching a fish on the tour was their first experience of fishing and a memory that will last with them for a very long time. It was fantastic to see the number of parents that got involved with the clinics and we hope it encourages them to get their kids out on the water soon to apply their newly formed skills.

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Recfishwest’s SunSmart Fishing Clinic Tour was successful all round and great to see both kids and parents enjoying being outdoors and fishing together.

We would like to the thank local businesses and volunteers who help promote, register and deliver the clinics, without your help the tours would not have been as successful.