Families set to reel in fun on Family Fish Day

Anglers: Nigel Brace, Rebecca Dunstan and runner-up Alexis Flint. Rebecca won last year's competition with a 635g rock cod closely followed by Alexis's 535kg flathead.
Anglers: Nigel Brace, Rebecca Dunstan and runner-up Alexis Flint. Rebecca won last year's competition with a 635g rock cod closely followed by Alexis's 535kg flathead.

Saturday, January 5 is the one day of the year that all youngsters, mums and dads waking up in Streaky Bay eagerly anticipate.

Streaky Bay Tourism stages the popular Family Fish Day on the iconic Streaky Bay Jetty and the best part is that entry is free.

There are big cash prizes in 2019 for keen anglers who land the big one or two off the jetty.

Streaky Bay Tourism anticipate a large crowd will throng to the jetty to throw a line in and try their luck.

The family-friendly fun event is a chance to win great prizes. Prize money categories this year are:

  • $100 for the heaviest scale fish caught
  • $50 for the heaviest scale fish runner-up
  • $10 for the heaviest fish caught for each category
  • $5 to participants who catch three different species of fish

In addition to the sought-after cash prizes, registered anglers 18 years and under receive a prize bag and a rod and reel is awarded to the unluckiest angler on the fun-filled day.

This ensures that most anglers walk away with prize money and/or an assortment of small fishing tackle items.

Anglers are encouraged to register from 8.30am onward before getting down to the business of catching the big one.

Participants can cast off from 9am and continue until the close of competition at 11am.

Streaky Bay Tourism encourages a catch and release policy for the event.

A sausage sizzle and refreshments will be available from 9.30am with proceeds going to Streaky Bay Tourism.

Killas, Streaky Bay will sell bait onsite for a bargain rate so that anglers do not have to leave the competition site.

Extreme weather may postpone Family Fish Day with 24 hours’ notice.

A postponement communication plan will be implemented for the public to all stakeholders via Flow FM radio, Facebook, notices at the site and verbally.

If the event is cancelled before or on 6 January, then it is likely that the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, January 12.

Streaky Bay Tourism would like to thank their sponsors.

For more information call Leah Bubner on 0477 003 540 or go to streakybay.com.au