We are filling the Pool up with FISH!

In August 2018 Wollondilly Leisure Centre teamed up to help raise funds for “Our Community Pantry” at Bargo. Our first “FiSHiN Wollondilly” was a great success with over 2000 people coming along to try their luck and help the junior members of their families catch a fish. Held over 2 weekends, the event helped fundraise for Our Community Pantry. The goal being to help purchase a cool room for the pantry so they can expand their service, store more meals and eventually open during an evening.
The event could not have been a success without the help of a small team of dedicated volunteers with a special thanks to the guys and girls from the “Zoo Bar Fishing Club” for taking the time to help with equipment, hooks, lines and cleaning the catch.

How it Works on the Day

  • The FiSHiN event will run over two weekends, 4th & 5th + 11th & 12th August
  • There will be 3 morning sessions and 3 afternoon sessions each day
  • Each fishing session will run for 1 hour – The pool will be divided up into individual spots
  • Each ticket gets you 1 spot for 1 hour (you can buy multiple sessions in a row or multiple spots)
  • A family can share a spot, with one person allowed to fish at a time
  • Fishing spots are allocated on the day, no reservations

Session Times

  • Morning 6:00am, 7:15am, 8:30am
  • Afternoon 2:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:30pm

Fishing Spots

  • Share the spot between a family, but only one person gets to fish at a time
  • There is a limit of ‘one fishing line’ per spot

Fish Limit
Yes, you can take the fish home to eat. There are likely to be some catch limits:

  • Weekend 1 – You can take 1 fish per session
  • Weekend 2 – You can take 1 fish per session
  • Weekend 2 – Late Sunday – you can take several fish

Just like fishing in the ‘wild’, you’re not guaranteed to catch a fish!

Fishing Gear and Bait 

  • We have Reels, Lines & Bait & tackle
  • Bring your own – welcome to bring your own gear (no lures or fly fishing)
  • Cleaning & Gutting will be provided on the day!
  • Bag to take the fish home

Safety

  • No overhead casting and no lures, due to the number & experience of the participants
  • No ‘fly fishing’ due to the number & experience of the participants
  • You are fishing at your own risk, parental supervision is essential around the pool
  • Children under 13yrs must be accompanied be an adult

Fish FAQ’s

  • The fish are farm bread and normally sold to fish markets and supermarkets for consumption
  • There is a mixture of Rainbow, Brown and Spotted Brown Trout
  • The fish size are 25cm and up to 60cm
  • Fish can be taken home and eaten

Our Community Pantry

Our Community Pantry (a project of Whole Heart Communities) strives to counter food insecurity in SW Sydney by providing affordable groceries, essential household items, family meals and free fruit, vegetables, milk and bread. Partnered by FoodBank and staffed by a team of dedicated volunteers. Wollondilly Leisure Centre coming on-board as a major sponsor to help support the Fishin fundraiser.

Our Community Pantry has provided 128,000 meals over the past 12 months to individuals and families who are experiencing crisis or financial hardship in the region. The Pantry is committed to counteracting and reducing social issues such as poverty and food insecurity, food waste, social isolation and unemployment.

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