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Learn to fish using barbless hooks
Fishing is a sport (or would you not call it a sport?) that many people just love to indulge in. It is the sort of thing that generally people either love or hate and I am with the former in this. I used to go fishing in country areas in Sydney and I was lucky in catching fish, however, I was always unable to take them off the hook. I invariably felt sorry for the poor animals and eventually stopped going due to this!
Now there is an event that would be ideal for me to go to - it is a Catch and Release family fishing day with barbless hooks, so as not to harm the fish. It will be held every Tuesday at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Old Castlereagh Road, Penrith.
Here you will literally be able to get hooked on family fishing. Grab your friends or family, or simply join the group at the Regatta Centre every Tuesday from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm (subject to the needs of other major events). You can check the SIRC event calendar here for any changes.
You will be taught about responsible catch and release practices at the scenic Penrith Lakes. You will be able to catch nine species of freshwater fish at the Lakes, including Australian bass, freshwater catfish, long-finned eel and carp.
You must, however, have a fishing licence and you also must bring along your own fishing equipment.
Contact the Regatta Centre for more details about the fishing program and to find out what you need to bring. The program is coordinated by the Sydney International Regatta Centre and supervised on the day by the Department of Primary Industry Fishing Volunteers.
The Regatta Centre is only an hour's drive northwest of the Sydney Central Business District. The Sydney International Regatta Centre was purpose-built for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Paralympics and it occupies a huge 178 scenic hectares which have lovely scenic views of Penrith Lakes, the Lower Blue Mountains and the surrounding parkland. There is parking on site for 2,000 vehicles.
If you would like to learn to fish, or just love to go fishing, this is the ideal event to attend!