Gone fishin’

FREE clinics during the school holidays will teach kids how to fish down at Hinds Reserve in Bayswater.

Run by Recfishwest and the local council, kids will learn about making the most of nature, safe fishing skills, and how to look after the environment while landing a whopper.

Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull takes his kids Harrison and Willow fishing in the Swan River.

They mostly pull up blowies, but get the odd bream, and Harrison once snapped up a snapper.

• Dan Bull gives his kids Harrison (6) and Willow (8) some fishing tips. Photo by Steve Grant

“These clinics teach children about the importance of sustainable and safe fishing practices,” Cr Bull said.

“The great thing about the City of Bayswater is that we have the river right here on our doorstep, so you can literally fish in the city.

“Learning to fish is a great life skill for kids and a fun and interactive school holiday activity.

“These clinics encourage children to be outside and enjoy the fresh air while also learning something new.”

The first workshop is December 20 and the second is on January 22.

All fishing gear, tackle, bait and sunscreen are provided, and there’s a sausage sizzle.

It’s free but spots are limited so register via nina.zupins-hodgson@bayswater.wa.gov.au or 9270 4115.

It’s open to under 17s, but kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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