By November 8, 2018 Uncategorized

With summer almost here, local primary school students are looking forward to being in the great outdoors for the NSW Government’s free Get Hooked…It’s Fun to Fish workshops.

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said a record number of students are planning to cast a line in NSW waterways during coastal workshops in November and December, including the Coffs Coast.

“A free Get Hooked workshop will be held at Boambee Creek Reserve for Kororo Public School students on 6 December,” Mr Fraser said.

“This is a great opportunity for local students to learn new skills and enjoy quality time by the water in a safe, collaborative and fun environment.”

Mr Fraser said students are taught everything from knot tying and casting to the importance of fishing rules and regulations.

“For many, it’s also a chance to learn more about where their food comes from, responsible fishing practices and water pollution and fish habitat management,” Mr Fraser said.

The Get Hooked…It’s Fun to Fish program is run using funds from the Recreational Fishing Trust.

Teachers wishing to participate in the Get Hooked program in 2019 are encouraged to drop the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) a line by emailing

For more information on Get Hooked…It’s Fun to Fish, visit the DPI website at: