Stratford kids trout fishing day - Saturday 3rd December
Above: Shay Jordan with his rainbow trout from the December 2018 event.
It’s all go for the 25th annual Stratford kids trout fishing day on Saturday, 3rd December at the Scout Den pool on the Patea River in Stratford’s King Edward Park.
Parents and caregivers can now book a 15-minute fishing time slot for their kids by visiting or ringing the Stratford Information Centre on 0800 765 6708.
The event will run from 8am, with the last fishing time-slot at 12.45pm.
All fishing gear is supplied, and with the help of Stratford Fishing Club members and volunteers, children will be able to fish for 300 good-sized two-year-old rainbow trout that Fish & Game has grown in its Hawera hatchery. Anyone else who wishes to volunteer to help out on the day please get in touch with the Taranaki Fish and Game office..
At the event’s conclusion at 1pm the nets will be removed and the remaining rainbow trout will be available to anglers who hold a current trout fishing licence.
The released fish stay in the area for several months and complement the fishing provided by the Patea River’s resident population of brown trout.
Fish & Game is a not for profit public body and all licence fees go back to the management of the resource.
Allen Stancliff, Taranaki Fish and Game Officer
06 757 9676 or 027 263 9152