Mayoral Fishing Competition – Australia Day

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Mayoral Fishing Competition – Australia Day

Posted on: 11.01.2016

On Tuesday, 26 January Wollondilly Shire Council will be holding a Mayoral Fishing Competition during the Australia Day Celebrations. The competition is for children under 15 to catch carp from the Picton Botanic Gardens Silt Pond.  Registration is from 8am for a 9am start. There will be free breakfast and lunch available in the Gardens.

 The Mayoral Fishing Competition is a way of raising awareness of carp as a pest located within the Pond.  The Competition is designed to promote the regeneration of the aquatic habitat within the Botanic Gardens and to foster a sense of responsibility for the local environment.

 “I’m really excited about the addition of the fishing competition to the Australia Day program. I believe it will be a great opportunity for the kids to learn something about fishing and the environment,” says Mayor, Cr Simon Landow.

 The children who enter must be under 15 and have adult supervision throughout the day.  The adult must sign the registration form before the children can fish.  Council encourages all children to wear appropriate floatation devices during the competition.  You will need to bring your own bait which can include corn, bread or cheese and will need to supply their own fishing gear which should include a trace.

 For further information contact Council’s Events team on 4677 9505.