Nagambie Angling Club secretary Wally Cubbin was excited to educate school children about fish resources in local waterways last Thursday.
The launch took place at the Kirwan’s Bridge angling clubrooms area with some of the fish released from small boats on the water.
School children from Nagambie Primary School Years 3 and 4 at the fish stocking were joined by Fisheries Victoria director Travis Dowling and the general manager of VFFish, Victoria’s peak recreational fishing body.
Mr Cubbin said more than 150000 fingerlings were released into the Nagambie Lakes waterways, and the children were able to launch some of the baby fish themselves, alongside club anglers and visiting dignitaries.
‘‘The stocking of Nagambie waterways and local children learning about fish habitats and as a sport was one of the aims of Fish Forums held in 2013 and 2015 hosted by Nagambie Angling Club,’’ he said.
‘‘Our Angling Club members are only too happy to introduce young children to the sport of recreational fishing and to show them how our waterways are supplied with fish to populate our waterways and how their habitat is maintained for the future.’’
Anyone interested in joining Nagambie Angling Club can phone Wally Cubbin on 57942744 for more information.
— Diane Grant