Thank You To Our Partners

Many thanks to our AFTA members who partnered with us to supply the school program packs.

Thank you to our suppliers:

Daiwa Australia
L Wilson & Co
Pure Fishing
Frogleys Offshore

Special thanks to staff at Pure fishing for getting packs to out in time for return to school.
And big thank you to Nicholle Smith who has supported AFTA in the administration of the program.

Let’s Go Fishing – School Program Update

Let's Go Fishing - School Program

Many schools participating in our Let’s Go Fishing program have just received upgrades and fresh supplies for their school’s fishing kits. 

The Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA), in partnership with the Marine Teachers Association (MTA) and NSW Department of Primary Industries have placed fishing gear into 50 schools in NSW. The aim is to extend this program to 100 schools. Let us know if a school in your area would like to participate.

Greg McNeil, President of MTA explains. “This program allow the participating schools to organise and conduct fishing as part of the School’s activities. This means schools students can participate in the program, go fishing and learn about fishing as a sustainable activity. Not only do they learn how to use a rod and reel and bait a hook, they learn how to respect the fish they catch – and release, and the environment they engage with when fishing.”

AFTA Immediate Past President Colin Tannahill who was instrumental in establishing the programs AFTA contribution said “This is a great program. We want fishing to be as accessible for school students as other outdoor activities, like football, netball or cricket. The problem has been that schools have not had the fishing gear to organize fishing as an activity. The fishing kits we provide the schools include all the things they need to go fishing, including rods, reels, landing nets, hooks and sinkers.”

As always a pleasure to be involved in a program that gets kids (or anyone) fishing…

Execution was seamless and the packs are on their way, with many delivered already, and the remainder by COB Friday.

Jayson deForrest-Haddleton

Operations Director, Pure Fishing