Vicfishkids clinic in Shepparton this school holidays

NO KIDDIN’... Get them interested early, like Steve ‘Trelly’ Threlfall of Shepparton’s Trelly’s Outdoor, pictured with grandson Charlie, catching brown trout at Waranga Basin. Photo: Ross Threlfall.

A FREE VicFishKids fishing clinic hosted by the Victorian Fisheries Authority will be held in Shepparton this school holidays.

The clinic will give youngsters the knowledge they need to turn their curiosity for fishing into a lifelong passion, with Victorian Fisheries officers on hand to chat to participants. All attendees will receive a free fishing rod to take home.

The clinic coincides with Shepparton’s annual Murray Codference, held at Riverlinks Eastbank on Sunday, April 18.

The event is part of a series across the state, including in Torquay and Tooradin, run in collaboration with local fishing clubs to give budding juniors a chance to learn from experienced fishers about how to catch a new hobby and reel in their first fish.

“Parents are always looking for an engaging and fun activity for the kids during the school holidays and VicFishKids ticks all the boxes: free, local, fun and safe,” said Mark Gepp, Member for Northern Victoria.

The Shepparton clinic will run from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, April 18. To register, head online to