Port Welshpool Sea Days

We fish we care

Port Welshpool Sea Days

Volunteer Dani Lo Surdo and Fishcare placement student Nicola Tsiolis spent the weekend in the
scenic town coastal town of Port Welshpool, in Victoria’s South Gippsland Region with Facilitator
Elysia Gustafson for the Annual Sea Days Festival 8 th – 9 th January to celebrate the local wildlife and
Environmental Initiatives occurring within the area.

The Fishcare Victoria Program delivered a total of four educational fishing clinics to locals and those
passing through: spreading awareness of Victoria’s Fishing Regulations and promoting responsible
and sustainable fishing practices within Victoria. Some tips covered during the clinic included:
The importance of having a fishing license for those aged 18-70 when fishing in Victoria and if
exempt; purchasing a fishing license to support local programs like Fishcare, Fish stocking and Fish
Habitat Projects.

Choose to use High Carbon Circle Hooks, avoiding stainless steel products where possible.
Being prepared with the right gear to handle and care for your catch, including pliers, a wet towel, a
knotless net, lip grips and scissors.

Releasing a fish within 2-minutes of capture to improve its chance of survival upon release!
Promoting responsible fishing practices to the next generation is one of the ways Fishcare Victoria is
contributing to a better fishing future.