Fishermen lining up for centenary

Fishing folk will take a nostalgic look at the industry in the lower South Island when the Port Chalmers Fishermen's Co-operative Society celebrates its 100th year.

More than 140 past and present fishermen and those involved in the industry are expected at the May 30 celebrations at the Careys Bay Historic Hotel.

Society administration secretary Donnell Densem said many members, some in their 80s, were attending the event for its nostalgic value.

"We've had a huge amount of applications from retired fishermen or those who have retired from fishing."

Many photos have been pulled together for the occasion and a book, A Fisherman Looks Back, by past society member Jack Grennell and historian Ian Church, has been published by the society for the event.

A dinner will be held in the evening.

- rebecca.fox@odt.co.nz

 

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