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Come and enjoy free demonstrations, fishing clinics and more


On Sunday the 14th of October 2018, Victorian Fisheries Authorities (VFA) will be hosting a free event at Portarlington Safe Harbour Foreshore.

The event will take place from 10am-4pm and will include free workshops, demonstrations, activities, appearances from special guests, live music and more.

The event coincides with 'Gone Fishing Day', with fishing events planned right around Australia and licences not required in Victoria on the day.

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Special Guests:
The event will include appearances by a number of special guests, including AFL star Bachar Houli. The popular Richmond Tigers defender enjoys going fishing with his family, and is one of VFA's ambassadors.



Other guests on the day will include:
Aaron Habgood, a well-known fishing expert who will be sharing some fishing tips
Dr Corey Green, a scientist from the VFA who will be sharing research
Kristina Royter, a Fishing Guide and Author will be providing advice and instruction on fly casting techniques

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Kristina Royter will be one of the special guests at the event (Image Source: VFA website)


Fishing Clinics:
Several local fishing clubs will be holding fishing clinics for people of all ages, with everything provided. This is a great chance to try fishing and see if you enjoy it, without having to organise a permit and fork out money for some fishing gear.

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Learn how to fish in one of the free clinics (Image Source: VFA website)


Cooking Demonstration:
Sam Goodwin from Masterchef Australia will be doing a cooking demonstration, with recipes featuring fresh fish and Portarlington-grown mussels.

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Sam Goodwin at one of VFA's events (Image Source: Sam Goodwin on Instagram)


Other Highlights:
As well as the fishing activities, there will be a number of other attractions along the foreshore including:
Local market stalls
Stalls selling cooked seafood, including Portarlington mussels
Kids activities
Live music
Casting demonstrations
Competitions and giveaways
Food and drink stands

For more information, visit the VFA website or Facebook page.
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Why? To enjoy some free activities and workshops on the beautiful Portarlington foreshore
When: 10am-4pm on Sunday the 14th of October 2018
Where: Portarlington Safe Harbour Foreshore, 2A Harding Street, Portarlington, VIC
Cost: Free
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