Helping Tomorrow’s Little Anglers Get Hooked On Fishing

Victoria’s next generation of recreational fishers are getting the opportunity to get hooked on fishing, with free Little Angler Kits for kids across Victoria.

60,000 kits will be made available to grade five primary students in more than 1,900 Victorian schools later this year.

The kits will set families up with everything they need to wet a line. It will include a fishing rod and reel, line, tackle box, some tackle. The kit also includes the Kids’ Guide to Fishing which is a resource to learn the basics such as fishing safety, knots and rigs.

The kits will help youngsters get active, learn about the aquatic environment and have fun in the great outdoors, no matter where they live in Victoria.

The Little Angler Kits complements several other initiatives led by the VFA to encourage youngsters to connect with nature and enjoy Victoria’s spectacular waterways. This includes the stocking of almost 10 million fish last season, more than any other state in Australia.

Fishing is proving to be a popular pastime for families in Victoria. VicFishKids events around the state have sold out in 2023, with more events being planned for the warmer months. These events provide kids and their families with the opportunity to try fishing with help from experts and Fishcare volunteers.

A great initiative for all recreational fishers in Victoria!

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