Vic Fish Kids Program

Rex Hunt with kidsWe are hosting five free events in 2018 to get more children fishing, more often!

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.

Father and son landing a troutWe'll be giving away 200 rod and reel outfits at each event to encourage beginners to stick with the hobby and try it again another time with family and friends.

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.




In conjunction with

Saturday 1 September

Eildon Pondage

10am – 2pm

Goulburn Fishing Festival

Sunday 16 September

Pakenham Lake

10am - 2pm

Standalone event

Sunday 7 October

Bendigo - Kennington Reservoir

10am - 2pm

Stand alone event

Sunday 14 October

Heatherton - Karkarook Lake

10am- - 2pm

Gone Fishing Day

Sunday 21 October

Ararat - Alexandra Lake

10am – 2pm

Stand alone event

Suday 28 OctoberSeymour - Goulburn Park10am - 2pmStand alone event

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

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.

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.