Albany Kids Benefit from Community Clinic

The Albany recreational fishing community once again showed its commitment to junior anglers with another of its popular fishing clinics last month.

These regular community fishing clinics for kids are held at Emu Point by the Albany Boating and Offshore Fishing Club (ABOFC) in conjunction with Recfishwest during most school holidays.

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They aim to be informative and fun, getting across some important messages like the importance of being Sun Smart, fishing for the future and general safety whilst fishing.

The highlight of the day is always when the kids head down to the water to wet a line and hopefully catch a few fish.

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At the most recent clinic, the fish were certainly biting, with catches of Skippy, King George Whiting, Trumpeter and Black Bream, which kept the kids happy and the volunteers busy releasing fish and baiting hooks.

The event finished off with a free sausage sizzle supplied by the ABOFC.

Local Morris Wilkinson ran the clinic, and a Department of Fisheries representative was also in attendance.

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A number of other club and community members were also on hand to help and their efforts were greatly appreciated and demonstrates the power recreational fishing has in regional communities in bringing people together while enjoying this iconic West Aussie past-time.