Children's chance to catch a rainbow trout!

The next “kids fish out” will be held at the Ngongotaha hatchery near Rotorua on Sunday, October 6th, 2019.

Children aged from six to 14 years-old will be able to catch a rainbow trout at the hatchery’s specially designed fish-out pond.

For many children, this will be their first trout fishing experience and with expert tuition from members of the Rotorua Anglers Association, they’re guaranteed to catch a trout that can be taken home for dinner, says Fish & Game Officer Mark Sherburn.

“These events really are a wonderful experience for young children,” Mark Sherburn says.

“That very first fish, which it is for most, is very exciting and leaves most on a real high grinning from ear to ear.”  

Childrens’ fishing days will be held on August 4th, September 8th, October 6th, and November 3rd this year.

Mr Sherburn stresses that children need to be pre-booked to guarantee a spot at these popular events but no experience or fishing gear is needed.

A $5 donation is requested to help fund the event.

Mr Sherburn says the kids fish outs have been run for many years now, and Fish & Game is hugely grateful to the Rotorua Anglers Association and local businesses Rainbow Springs  and Kilwell  for their continued support.

October booking closed. November booking will be open from early October

CLICK HERE to book for the November 3rd event

CLICK HERE for a Pdf event poster 

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