Join in the 17th annual Shimano Children’s Charity Fishing Competition

Lili, Max, Oscar and Abi McAdam are set for the 17th annual Children’s Charity Fishing Competition on January 20.
Lili, Max, Oscar and Abi McAdam are set for the 17th annual Children’s Charity Fishing Competition on January 20.

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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