Weekly fishing sessions launched for Docklanders

Kaylah Joelle Baker

After receiving positive feedback on its Wednesday afternoon social fishing club, Docklands Neighbourhood House (DNH) has launched weekend sessions for locals keen on throwing a line into Victoria Harbour.

Despite the weekend sessions only having recently launched in April, DNH community development officer Jason Butcher said it had been great to see people “are loving it”.

And, he was hopeful that the sessions would continue to bring people together, similar to the mid-week sessions.

“During the Wednesday session we have had a few schoolkids come down, and one week we had seven in total,” he said.


It has been good, and super cute, to see lots of kids and parents fishing together.


One parent who joined in on a session with their child said, “kids are having fun, learning new skills and growing a new interest, and parents are also meeting new people and there is a good little community growing.”

Another parent also commented on how helpful and enthusiastic the organisers of the sessions were when it came to encouraging people to get involved in the activity.

The social fishing club is open to people of all ages and abilities, with DNH supplying rods and bait for those who don’t have their own.

While the timing of the weekend sessions is subject to change based on the most suitable time for fishing, locals can register their interest prior to the event with DNH.

In addition to the social fishing club, DNH and Docklands Representative Group have confirmed that Docklands Repair Cafe will soon return, with the first session taking place at the Library at the Dock on Sunday, May 21.

To register for the social fishing club, click here. •

For more information, including on the Docklands Repair Café, visit: facebook.com/docklandsneighbourhoodhouse

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