old proverb reads that if you teach a man to fish you feed him for
a lifetime. Parents contemplating bored kids these holidays might
be wise to think “teach the kids to fish and stop them from
driving us crazy”. To this, Fish & Game North Canterbury
have come to the rescue with an initiative whereby parents can borrow
children’s fishing equipment at no cost.
The fishing equipment, which includes a rod,
reel and tackle set, can be picked up from the Fish & Game Office
at 3 Horatio Street in Christchurch. In addition, children will
also receive an ‘Introduction to Fishing’ DVD and a
discount voucher to purchase children’s fishing gear at a
number of fishing retail stores. Licences are free to children under
12 years old.
The fishing equipment can be borrowed for up
to three days and is also available to teachers wanting to take
their class fishing.