Tasman Leader : December 5th 2013
WHAT’S ON/NEWS What’s on FROM Page 26 ■ Sport, Recreation TASMAN Tennis Club Xmas BBQ, Saturday December 7, 4.30pm. Social tennis from 2pm. Come and join us while the sun is shining. Members and friends most welcome. Ph Trish 027 487 2480. NELSON Tramping Club, Sunday December 8, Pearse Resurgence, Medium, $13. Not much climbing but wet feet. Ph Ross 538 0064. MOTUEKA 50+ Walking Group, Decenber 12, 12 noon, Pot Luck Christmas Lunch at Little Kaiteriteri. YUAN Gong (Qi Gong), demonstration in Queens Gardens Nelson, Friday December 20, 12 noon till 12.30pm. On the lawn near the bridge to Chinese Gardens. For a calm, happy mind and healthy body. YOGA on the Beach, stretch and twist the Yoga way to start your day. No experience needed. Tahunanui main beach, Saturdays 8am, Wednesdays 7.45am. Bring a mat or towel, $5. Ph 546 4670, 027 622 1878. STOKE Sit and Be Fit, fun exercise to music. Learn to breathe for better health. Tuesdays 10am at Indoor Bowls Stadium, Songer St, opp Neale Ave. Donation $3 for Arthritis NZ. Ph 546 4670. BADMINTON, welcomes new and former badminton players to come along to their social group. We meet at the badminton hall, Gladstone Rd, Richmond. Monday and Friday mornings, 10am until 12pm Ph 544 5473. THE TASMAN LEADER, DECEMBER 5, 2013 27 Youngsters get hooked on trout By HELEN MURDOCH Day into catch ponds beside the Waimea River. Nelson-Marlborough Fish A and Game administrator Karen Crook said Saturday’s fish out day would cater for groups of children, but there were still a few spots left for individual fishers between 11am and noon. The final fish out day of the season on December 15 is already fully booked. Run by the Sport Fishing for Fresh fish: Nelson Marlborough Fish and Game’s Lawson Davey, left, and Mark Burdass of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology with some of the hundreds of rainbow trout that have been released into fish out ponds near the Waimea River at Appleby. Youth Charitable Trust, the fish out days have proved incredibly popular. Designed to give young anglers an hour’s one-on-one tuition with an experienced trout guide for just $2, the days to date have all been fully booked. This year the trust won the supreme award at the 2013 TrustPower Nelson Tasman community awards. At the time, trustee Ian Kearney said the day was about giving youngsters the chance to get into the outdoors and catch a fish. Photo: MARTIN DE RUYTER few places are still open for young anglers at Saturday’s Fish Out The trust has built ponds on the Waimea River where children and teens try to catch a fish, under the guidance of volunteers. The trust worked closely with the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology aquaculture course students. They reared the fish for them which were then released into the ponds as part of their course work. NMIT carpentry students had worked with them to build the fishing platforms at the side of the ponds which would enable less abled children to give fishing a go. Karen said the rainbow trout were supplied by the North Canterbury Fish and Game Council and the Nelson Trout Club and Jimmy’s Bait Company helped out guiding the children each day. Children and teens aged 6 to 16 got an hour’s tuition, unless they caught a fish before the time was up, and were then shown how to gut and prepare the trout to take home. ❚ Those interested in attending Saturday’s event can call Nelson Marlborough Fish and Game on 544 6382.
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