Miami-Lee Reilly is geared up for Take A Kid Fishing Day.
Miami-Lee Reilly is geared up for Take A Kid Fishing Day. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Take a Kid Fishing Day at the dam

CONNOLLY Dam will be bustling with activity this Sunday, as mums, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles take a kid fishing.

The annual Take a Kid Fishing Day is on again this Sunday after enjoying a hugely successful year last year.

Warwick Fish Stocking Association member Ed Kemp said around 400 people hit the dam last year to take part in the event, with 180 of those people registered.

Warwick boasted the second highest number of entrants in the state.

The event kicks off from 8am and is sure to keep all members of the family busy, with fishing, giveaways and a barbecue lunch.

A cache of prizes are up for grabs on the day, including sample bags, a fish finder, fishing rods, reels, tackle boxes.

And the best news for parents is, it's free.

"It's a great morning out and all families have to do is drive to Connolly Dam - it doesn't cost anything," Mr Kemp said

Warwick Outdoors and Sports owner Karla Bacon said Take A Kid Fishing Day was once again attracting strong interest from locals.

"It is a pretty popular thing for families and it is a great way to get the kids outside," she said.

Mrs Bacon said it was important for people to realise their level of fishing skills were not important to be able to take part.

"A lot of people seem to think it is a competition but it's not," she said.

"You don't have to catch a fish to win a prize - the names are drawn out of the hat so it's fair," she said.

Anybody keen to throw in a line or two on Sunday should drop into Warwick Outdoor and Sports.

Registrations will be taken on the day, for those who weren't able to register beforehand.


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