From our Marine Studies teachers, Gemma Brown and Kyte Gawman
To compliment their Commercial and Recreational Fishing Course, students in the Year 12 Marine Studies travelled to Maianbar Beach in the Royal National Park for a day of fishing.
Fish care Volunteer John Morgan, spent a day with the students teaching them the ins and outs of the laws surrounding commercial and recreational fishing in Australia, size and bag limits of commonly caught fish, knot tying and casting techniques. He then met us down on the beach with his colleague Geoff, where they showed the boys how to pump for live bait and catch and release fish.
There were many (small) fish caught during the day by most boys. The biggest fish was caught by James Hession, a 28cm Sand Whiting but Levi Milford topped the scoreboard catching a mighty eight fish during the session.
The boys had a fantastic time and showed care and respect for the marine environment.