An open day for Tin Can Bay Fishing Club

It was a flathead for 13-year-old Callum Anderson - a great opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of recreational fishing!

It was a flathead for 13-year-old Callum Anderson – a great opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of recreational fishing!

On Monday May 23 at 9.30am, Tin Can Bay Fishing Club will be holding a club open day and morning tea, and welcoming our Mayor, Mick Curran, from the Gympie Regional Council and Mr Tony Perrett MP, Member for Gympie.

The visit will be at our club premises, 33 Dolphin Avenue, Tin Can Bay, and community organisations and members are welcome to attend.

Members participated in Youth Week which is celebrated across Australia and took a number of students fishing on a Coastwide Charters Catamaran, teaching them basic fishing skills and techniques.

The students were 11-year-old Caleb Jensen, who attends Tin Can Bay School and his 12-year-old brother Lachlan, who attends Gympie State High School.

We were also very pleased to have 13-year-old Callum Anderson, who goes to Victory College at Gympie, join us for the fishing excursion. The boys were really pleased to have caught a few fish in a short time and we really enjoyed having them on board with us.

During April, the Club hosted the River Heads Amateur Fishing Club and enjoyed social and friendly competition during the three days of their visit.

There were 42 members present for the joint club dinner that was held at the Cooloola Cove Community and Vets Hall.

Prizes were presented to members during the second evening’s BBQ dinner and we all look forward to the Inter-Club fishing competition that will be held during October 2016.

Next club workshop day will be held at 10am on Sunday May 15 at 33 Dolphin Avenue, Tin Can Bay.

New members are very welcome and for membership or general enquiries, please contact the Secretary on 0437 242 171.