Farmer Family Fun Fishing Day - Saturday, 16 February 2019

Event Date: 
16 February 2019

Open Strictly 7am - 1pm

PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER AT SADDLER ESTATE CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND, PARKES DRIVE, TENTERFIELD WHERE THEY WILL RECEIVE A RAFFLE TICKET. AS THERE ARE NO FACILITIES TO WEIGH IN FISH, IT WILL BE MORE OF A FAMILY FUN DAY WITH RAFFLE PRIZES.

Fish may be taken on the day but must be within the rules and regulations and bag limits.

Method of capture can be artificial lure or if bait is used, this must be yabbies, worms, shrimp or Baardi grub only – no cheese or chicken allowed. Ozfish unlimited is promoting the use of circle hooks to stop gut hooking and will have hooks available for each angler as they sign in.

Other rules to be observed on the Day include:

  • No fish to be cleaned on site, they must remain whole by the waters edge (it is illegal to alter a freshwater fish by the water);
  • All fish must be measured from nose tip to tail tip and any oversized or undersized fish is to be returned immediately to the water;
  • Correct fish handling methods to be adhered to at all times – demonstrations will be held on the Day;
  • Maximum of 2 attended lines per person;
  • Fish are to be despatched humanely only after correct measurements;
  • Any pest species caught (ie European Carp) are to be despatched immediately and not returned to the water;
  • All litter and fishing line etc to be removed completely to ensure protection of our native fish and waterfowl on the Dam;
  • NO swimming, NO boating and NO alcohol.

Please bring sunscreen, hat, closed in shoes, water and fishing rods and tackle.

Members of Ozfish unlimited will be assisting throughout the Day and will be identifiable by their high vis Ozfish vests.

A Fishing Licence exemption has been approved and therefore no licence will be needed on the Day.