Gone Fishing @ Dee Why
It was a lovely warm sunny day for this event at Dee Why on the northern beaches! We had over 200 participants from around the region, with many participants speaking languages including Mandarin, Cantonese and Bengali. It was really great to see such a diverse group of participants who all had a keen interest in rock fishing and safety. We also welcomed many families with children who were able to enjoy the play area and learn more about beach safety and meet our lifesavers. Some children also joined some of the sessions with their parents to learn more about rock fishing safety and staying safe by the water. The event started with a workshop with experienced presenters from our partner organisations and experts from Maritime NSW, Team Kingies, Spyros Vasiliades from the Australian Land Based Anglers Association and experienced fishermen Amr Sheiba. They all gave informative presentations to share their knowledge of rock fishing and safety. In the afternoon Northern Beaches Council Lifeguards showed us an amazing rock fishing safety demonstration. Participants could watch a rescue demonstration and see just how lifejackets work in a real-life dangerous situation. Participants also learned the importance of choosing the right size lifejacket for survival.
Thank you to the Australian UAV Service for capturing the event from above! Check out some drone footage from the day...
Special thanks to:
- Northern Beaches Council
- Hadi from Team Kingies
- Spyros Vasiliades from Australian Land Based Anglers Association
- Maritime NSW
- Northern Beaches Council Lifeguards
- Amr Sheiba
- Hobie Asia Pacific
This event is funded by the Recreational Fisheries Trust.