Holiday fishing

by Anonymous Author

The new trout fishing season opened in Selwyn over the weekend and Fish & Game says it provides parents with a great family school holiday activity.

Fish & Game communications manager Don Rood says the timing of the fishing season opening with the start of the school holidays is great for families.

“The start of the new season always provides the opportunity for families and mates to get together.

“It is a great opportunity to get the children into the outdoors and introducing 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.” Don Rood says families have been catered for with a special licence.

“Fish & Game has made it easier to take the family fishing with the family licence, which allows parents and their children to fish together. It also allows grandparents to take their grandchildren fishing.

“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 $27 — much cheaper than the adult licence.” Licences are available at sporting stores or online through the Fish & Game website www.fishandgame.org.nz.