Fish and Game take a kid fishing

By Simon Clarke | Posted: Wednesday August 10, 2016

Stop texting – let’s go fishing

Otago Fish & Game Council is running two FREE Take-a-kid-fishing days at the Southern Reservoir (located off Reservoir Road) on Sun 18th and Sun 25th September 2016. Both start at 10am and finish at 12 noon.

Registrations for the event start on Monday 29th August and are essential. To register, visit the Fish & Game web site click on Kids Corner, click on kids fishing & hunting events, scroll down to Otago Region, click on registrations. Alternatively, come into the Fish & Game office on the corner of Hanover & Harrow St. Dunedin Registrations are limited to 250 kids on each day so be in quick.

Spare fishing rods will be available along with experts to help kids get started. Parents or care givers must be present to supervise children.

Parents – Why should the kids have all the fun! Want to learn more about fishing but don’t know where to start? Come and join us for an afternoon of instruction on basic fishing, all absolutely FREE.

If you don’t want to come alone, txt some friends and form a group.

The Otago Fish & Game Council will also be running a free beginner fishing class, for Novice Adults. All fishing topics will be covered eg licences, regulations, species of fish, rods, bait, knots, where to go etc. Round up a group or bring your partners along for the fun! Once again registrations are essential before the Monday 5th September. Please contact [email protected]

Dates: Saturday 10th September 2016


· Theory (class 1) 9am – 11am held at the Otago Fish & Game Council office,

Cnr Hanover & Harrow St, Dunedin.

· Theory (class 2) 12.30pm – 2.30pm held at the Otago Fish & Game Council office,

Cnr Hanover & Harrow St, Dunedin.

· Field trip (both classes) 3pm – 4.30pm at the Southern Reservoir

All fishing gear and licences supplied.