Fisheries Queensland kindly stopped by to chat to the excited kids
Ash Little – RBAA
Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers Inc. hosted our third juniors clinic in mid-September and the photos tell it all. Inspired by our very devoted Juniors Mentor Steve, (Principal of Rainbow Beach SS), our club’s young guns and guests of Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers Inc. have a new-found motivation for fishing.
With school holidays kicking off, we planned this juniors fishing clinic around the moon and tide phases that would best entice a successful catch rate. The weather gods also agreed and provided excellent fishing conditions.
Eager to cast a line, this group of enthusiastic kids listened carefully as they heard about the importance of environmental preservation and sustainable fishing. Getting hands on, our kids learnt how to source a variety of live baits and how to present them to best secure a catch. Soft plastics were handed out and various techniques were demonstrated.
It was time to catch, and catch they did. Our recently purchased combo rods with side cast reels got a serious workout and the enthusiasm was electric as bites resulted in fish being caught.
Sustainable fishing requires catch and release and this group of young fishos loved watching their fish swim away healthy to grow even bigger.
If our day could not get any better, we had fantastic support from Fisheries Queensland who arrived in their IRB. Sharing an ocean of knowledge and answering plenty of questions, many of our kids now have their career paths decided.
Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers Inc. was established to promote, educate, and support sustainable fishing within our pristine waterway. What better way to secure the future of fishing than educating this next generation of fishing legends?
With members from Brisbane to Hervey Bay and beyond, we welcome new members and invite one and all to our next competition weigh-in on Sunday October 3 from 1pm at The Deck @ Sea Salt.
For further information look us up on Facebook – Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers Inc.