Fishing For Youth Sunday 4th March 2018
On Sunday 4 March 2018 for the 6th year the WBC hosted children and youth with disabilities and took them out for a day’s fishing around Kapiti Island.
A large number of club boats, skippers and crew, along with the Coastguard, were involved on the day.
The kids and their families, boat skippers, crew and Coast Guard members enjoyed a cooked breakfast at the club rooms, before heading out fishing around Kapiti Island until lunch time.
On returning to shore a BBQ lunch was provided by NZ Home Loans.
A decent quantity of fish was landed and was filleted by a merry band of club members. The fish fillets were bagged and some minced paua was distributed to all participants.
A bonus for the day was to have Graeme Sinclair (Bostik Gone Fishing) in attendance. His crew filmed the proceedings and also landed on Kapiti Island. The crew carried out filming for one of the Gone Fishing TV shows. This programme will be screened on TV later in the year (dates to be advised)
The Fishing for Youth Team, very ably led by Heather Bruce, worked long hours over the past year to plan and prepare for this worthwhile experience for all participants.
The Fishing for Youth Team would like to express their appreciation to all who contributed to the success of this day. The Team is looking forward to continuing this event next year.