We are filling the Pool up with FISH!
Back again for 2019, Wollondilly Leisure Centre is teaming 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. 2019’s event will be on the 3rd & 4th August and also the following weekend 10th and 11th August.
Save the date’s for the first two weekends in August 2019
Further information, tickets and times will be available soon.
How it Works on the Day
- The FiSHiN event will run over two weekends, 3rd & 4th + 10th & 11th 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
- You can keep one fish per session, catch more than one & put it back
- Morning 6:30am, 7:45am, 9:00am
- Afternoon 2:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:30pm
- 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
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
- 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
- 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 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.