Vic Fish Kids Program

We are hosting six free events in 2017 to get more children fishing, more often!Rex Hunt with kids

They're fun and free, and everything is provided so youngsters can cast a line and try fishing in a safe and supportive environment.

Come along and join Vic Fish Kids ambassador Rex Hunt, who will attend each event and inspire young and old with expert tips and entertaining tales.

The first 200 children to each event will receive a free rod and reel.Father and son landing a trout

It's all part of the State Government's Target One Million plan to grow participation and get one millions anglers by 2020.

Learn to cast, how to tie knots and what to do with a fish when you catch one.

Free fishing tuition will be provided by volunteers from angling clubs and Fishcare.

Date

Location

Time

In conjunction with

Saturday 2 September

Eildon Pondage

10am – 2pm

Goulburn Fishing Festival (10am-4pm)

Saturday 23 September

Lilydale Lake

10am – 2pm

Yarra Valley Fly Fishers family day(10am-4pm)

Sunday 1 October

Albert Park Lake

10am – 2pm

Stand-alone event

Sunday 15 October

Mordialloc Pier

10am – 2pm

National Gone Fishing Day

Sunday 22 October

Lake Morwell

10am – 2pm

Stand-alone event

Sunday 29 October

Lake Victoria, Maryborough

10am – 2pm

Central Goldfields Shire Get Up and Go Family Fun Day

Clinics will commence at 10am and midday, and there'll be lots to do for the whole family including a free photo booth to immortalise that fish of a lifetime.

All waters will be stocked prior with catchable size rainbow trout from our Snobs Creek hatchery (except Mordialloc), and some fish will be released on the day too. Everyone's welcome to help!

Parental supervision is essential and participants should bring sturdy footwear, clothing to suit the weather, a hat and sunscreen, and a sense of fun and adventure because they're going to be wonderful days! All fishing gear and bait is provided.

Scouts fishing