Last weekend Lauren V and Jess held the first of this summer’s Fishing for the Future Clinics with the Naracoorte Scout Troupe. Two clinics were held at the Robe marina to teach the youth the basics of sustainable fishing practices. These include why we have size and bag limits, and how they are determined, using fish and environmentally friendly tackle, and how to handle fish to maximise their survival chances when returning them to the water. Each eager fisher went home with a sustainable fishing pack.
During the morning, the Joeys and Scouts caught a few under size King George Whiting, returning them to the water. In the afternoon, the Cubs group caught a variety of kelp, sea lettuce, a Wrasse, Tommy Rough and an under size King George Whiting. The Cubs also had a visitor from the marina’s resident Australian Sea Lion, a welcome surprise for us all, which keeps us entertained.
The Fishing for the Future Clinics will again be part of the Coastal Connections School Holiday Program put together by Natural Resources South East, and thanks to the SA Government’s Recreational Fishing Grants program for supporting the program.
Watch the blogs for the summer program’s release to find out when you can take part!