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Groynes Fishing Lakes and Take a Kid Fishing Day

The four Groynes Fishing Lakes are the location for a very popular annual kids' fishing day. Volunteers show the kids how to catch a salmon and also how to clean it and prepare it for cooking, and how to cook it. Bring all the family and enjoy a free fun kids fishing day. Adults may assist but are not permitted to fish.


Groynes Fishing Lakes

Groynes Picnic Grounds

Johns Road



Take a Kid Fishing Day

16 Oct 2016

The event is held wet or fine.


Fishing times are

9 am– 1 pm: 12 years and under

1 pm– 7 pm: 17 years and under


Skilled anglers from fishing clubs will be there to help at all four lakes. One lake is reserved for children 8 years and under where an expert angler will assist for a limited time, tackle supplied.

The lakes

Top lake No. 1 (Clearwater end) Children 8 years and under. A team of experienced anglers help each individual child for an allotted time. Tackle is provided for this.

Small lake No. 2 Children 8 years and under. Float fishing only. Experienced anglers are present to help if required, but kids may fish on their own for as long as they wish. Own tackle required

Lake No. 3 Children 12 years and under may fish with float or spinning gear. Experienced anglers are present to help if required. Own tackle required.

Eastern Lake No. 4 Children 12 years and under may fish with float or spinning gear. Experienced anglers are present to help if required. Own tackle required.

All junior anglers 17 and under may fish any of the four lakes after 1 p.m.

What to bring
  • Own fishing tackle can be used
  • Limited loan rods are available for the morning
  • Only trout fishing tackle permitted
  • No surf or salmon equipment is permitted
Refreshments Food and drink can be purchased, caravans on site

Free for all children, including the day's fishing licence.

The day is free of charge, but the organisers appreciate you supporting the raffle as it helps fund next year’s outing. Drawn at 1 pm on the day.

  • Children must not be left unattended.
  • Safety rules must be obeyed at all times.
  • You must comply with the the Fish & Game sportsfishing regulations.
Cook your catch

See how to cook your catch - talk to the chef
Phil Keen, Executive Chef at Jo Seagers Cook School
& Café, Oxford.

Filleting & cooking demonstrations are held.

Information sheets

2016 information sheet including Map and info for parents/caregivers on arrival

For more information

For more information about the kid's fishing day, contact Dave Denton on 03 318 2762 or email dmdenton@xtra.co.nz




Organised by

North Canterbury Fish & Game

Quaid Campbell, Oliver Morris, Charlotte Morris and Kate Campbell (in background)

Jesse Minchington of Allenvale Special School

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