Showing the adults how it is done at the New Zealand Salmon Anglers Association Otago open day yesterday are (from left) Patrick Sefo-Cloughley (9), Matthew Nel (8), Liam Griffiths (6) and Hoani Singh (7). Photo by Linda Robertson.
The next generation of Dunedin anglers took the bait at the
New Zealand Salmon Anglers Association Otago open day at
Sawyers Bay yesterday. Anglers young and old took the
opportunity to wet a line and sample some local delicacies of
the sea including, of course, plenty of salmon.
''It's an acknowledgement for all our sponsors who have
supported us over the years,'' New Zealand Salmon Anglers
Association Otago president Wayne Olsen said.
''The hatchery is such a great resource for Dunedin and it's
the reason Dunedin is becoming `Salmon City'. The Otago
Harbour is the perfect environment for young people to fish
in safety. Not all kids like contact sports and fishing is a
great recreational activity which the whole family can do
At the open day, the association unveiled its new live smolt
transport tank, actually a converted beer tanker capable of
transferring up to 150kg of live fish. Last night, its first
job was to transport 250 18-month-old juvenile salmon to
Careys Bay for release.