Perfect combo - school holidays & new trout fishing season
The opening of the new trout fishing season and the beginning of the school holidays is providing the perfect combination for a great family activity over coming weeks.
Monday October 1 marks the start of the new trout season and already, thousands of licences have been sold to eager anglers around the country.
And for parents looking for something to occupy their children over the next fortnight of school holidays, the timing of the new trout season couldn’t be better.
Fish & Game Communications Manager Don Rood says fishing is something the whole family can enjoy.
“From Monday, the whole family can head out together for an outdoors adventure,” says Don Rood.
“It is a great opportunity to get the children into the outdoors and introduce them to the joys of fishing.
“With any luck, they will catch their first trout and head home with some fresh wild food for the barbecue or smoker.”
To make it even easier for a family to enjoy trout fishing, Fish & Game has a special family licence available.
“Fish & Game’s family licence not only gives parents and their children the chance to fish together, but also allows grandparents to take their grandchildren fishing,” Don Rood says.
“As well, children can get a free fishing licence, while teenagers up to the age of 18 can get a licence for the whole season for $26 – much cheaper than the adult licence.”
Licences are available at sporting stores or online through the Fish & Game website here
“Buying online is straightforward - all people have to do is choose the licence option that’s best for them and a few clicks later they will have bought it,” says Don Rood.
“I urge everyone to get out there and give trout fishing a try.”