Learn to fish with the Moree Lions Club

Moree Lions Club hopes to hook, line and sinker a few youngsters to Mary Brand Park on Sunday.

All children aged six to 12 with an interest in fishing are invited to learn more about the recreational sport.

The club successfully secured a $9800 grant to provide safe, but expert fishing tips over a series of weekends in Moree.

Lions Club vice-president and team leader Jock King said fishing was a fairly inexpensive, outdoor activities involving the whole family.

“Fishing is something we all like to do and multiple members of the club thought it would be a great idea to host a community fishing day,” he said.

Children will learn how to tie knots, casting techniques and a few safety tips.

There will be a couple of rods for the keen youngsters to try casting, but no fishing will occur on the day.

“We hope to run cap musters after this event where the children can put into practice what they’ve learnt.”

Aiming for every third Sunday of the month, the Lions Club hope the musters will turn into a fairly large supported community events.

To register for the learn to fish day, head down to Mary Brand Park at 9am on Sunday.

“There will be a delicious sausage sizzle on for the children,” Mr King said.

The family-friendly day will be full of fun fishing activities and a few prizes to be won.

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said Moree was a great fishing town with popular spots to throw a line in.

“The lions are taking the lead in a program to give young kids the chance to learn how to fish, or fish better, and have a great day out where they can compete for the biggest catch,” Mr Marshall said.