The 17th annual Shimano Children’s Charity Fishing Competition will be held at Kiama Harbour on January 20.
Funds raised will go towards air-conditioning for the physical activities room at Peterborough Special School.
“Children and their parents always have a great day out and we all of course have the added incentive of providing much needed funds to a worthy children’s charity,” organiser Mark Way said.
There are three divisions to be contested; under six years, under 11 years and under 16 years. There will be six prizes for each division based on the heaviest fish.
Children who catch a fish must bring it to the weigh master in a bucket of water and after weighing return the fish to Kiama Harbour so it can grow bigger for next year’s competition.
The first 200 children to sign up will receive a bucket and sample bag.
Minnamurra Lions Club will once again run a barbecue on the day, there will also be a charity raffle, with plenty of great prizes to be won from a lucky draw.
“There will be some high quality fishing combos that will have dad eager to get that winning ticket,” Mr Way said.
“He might have a dispute with the kids over who gets to keep it.”
Details: Check in at 8am adjacent to the Scout Hall at Kiama Harbour, fishing starts at 9am and finished at 12pm, entry fee is $5 for children under six and $10 for children under 16, presentations will be held at 12.30pm.
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