The 22nd annual Stratford kids trout fishing day is all set to be held on Saturday, 14 December at the Scout Den pool on the Patea River in Stratford’s King Edward Park.
All fishing gear will be supplied and with the help of Stratford Fishing Club members and volunteers, children will be able to fish for 300 good-sized two-year-old rainbow trout that Fish & Game has grown in its Hawera hatchery.
Nets will be removed at the end of the event and the remaining rainbow trout will be available to anglers who hold a current trout fishing license.
The released fish will stay in the area for several months and will complement the fishing provided by the Patea River’s resident population of brown trout.
Events such as these encourage children to learn more about the sport and also help in promoting the release of the fish. Each kids gets a 15-minute fishing slot.
The Stratford kids tour fishing day will begin at 8am and end at 1pm. The last fishing time slot will be at 12:45pm.
Parents and caregivers can book a fishing time slot for their kids by visiting or calling the Stratford Information Centre on 0800 765 6708.
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