Come and Try Fishing
Experienced volunteers from Fishcare Victoria will show small groups of children between the ages of 5 and 15 years the basics of fishing. Parents are required to help supervise the younger children. All fishing rods, tackle and bait are provided. As group sizes are limited to a maximum of 15 for each session, it is necessary to pre-book your place by phoning 03 5688 1554 or by sending an email with your details and preferred times from the contact page. We’ll get back to you to confirm your booking. Some places may be available on the each day, but pre-booking is the best way to avoid disappointment. When booking, please nominate preferred day and session, along with your childs name.
On-line bookings have closed. The Sunday 10-00am session is full, there are a couple of positions left for the 2-00pm session. If you can, see the ladies at the entrance to the Terminal as early as possible to confirm a booking.
Session times for “Come Try Fishing” are 10-00am and 2-00pm each day.
This activity is sponsored by Victorian Fisheries Authority and Fishcare. (Your recreational fishing licenses at work.)
Unfortunately, due to rising cost’s, there will be a $2-00 charge for each child registered, payable at the reception table at the entrance, when the children arrive for their session. Each child will still receive a fishing rod and reel.
See the ladies at the entrance to the Terminal on arrival and they will direct you.
Welshpool Horticultural Society.
The Welshpool Horticultural Society are returning with a floral display and pot plants for sale. Activities for the children will be focusing on this years theme, invertebrates.
Pacific Gull and Marine Display.
Bruce Robinson, an expert on Pacific Gulls, will have a gull and marine display. He will answer any questions on these fascinating birds.
Interactive Environmental Displays
Rob Gardner will have the touch tanks operating, where the children will be able to see close up, some of the wide variety of marine life found in the waters of Corner Inlet. (There may even be a seahorse)
More marine life will be on display in the big fish tank.
Along with Rob, Parks Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industry and Coast Care as part of their Summer by the Sea program are providing an extensive interactive display of coastal wildlife. Park Rangers and other expert staff will be available to guide people through the displays and answer any questions.
Parks Victoria will have badge making sessions and a colouring-in table.
Reef Watch is a part of the Victorian National Parks Association, and organize marine citizen-science activities. Reef Watch volunteers will be supervising the children in the creation of “nudibranchs” from plasticine and a fish counting activity.
Friends of Agnes Falls.
Friends of Agnes Falls will have an update on the progress of the Cantilever Project. This project when completed, will have a viewing platform for visitors to have an enhanced experience at these iconic falls. There will also be merchandise available to support the Friends of Agnes Falls.
Victorian Fish Authority.
The VFA will have a display, highlighting their role in the management of Victorian Fisheries.
Water Catchment and Mountains to the Sea Diarama.
See the topography display of the water catchment and flows of the surrounding hills.
The mountain to the sea diarama depicts various aspects of rural life in a fascinating moving display.
Other Childrens Activities
Barbara Jacob from Coast Care will hold craft activities for the children, including creating a carry bag from old tee-shirts.
Facepainting, always a favourite with the kids, will have Sue creating works of art with their faces.
A jumping castle will be there as well to help the kid’s burn off some of that excess energy. (Gold Coin.)
On Sunday, the “Connies”, will be roaming around with their unique talents. (The Connies are a troupe of ex Tram conducters).
Also on Sunday, Andrew’s reptiles will be here, again the children can get up close and handle some of the exhibit’s.
Port Welshpool Coastguard.
The volunteer’s of the Port Welshpool Coastguard will be presenting information for all boat owner’s. They will be emphasizing the importance of safety on the water whilst boating.
Rob Gardiner Underwater Photography.
Rob will have an extensive display of underwater photography taken around various waters of Australia.
Helicopter and sight seeing cruises.
Prom Helicopters of Yanakie will be having joy flights over the Inlet, commencing from 10-00am.
Prom Helicopters will operate both days
Kraken Boat Tour’s will be running 20 min cruises through the waters of Corner Inlet in their “RIB”. They will be departing from “Fishermans Wharf”, from 11-00am to 2-00pm both days.
Port Welshpool Maritime Museum.
The Port Welshpool Maritime Museum in Turnbull Street will be serving devonshire teas in conjunction with a photo display of the historical Long Jetty. Local Author and historian, Cheryl Glowery, will give a talk at the museum on Saturday at 1-30pm.
A variety of live performers will be here to add to the festival atmosphere on both days. Take a break and appreciate their talents. At 3-30pm Sat and 2-30pm Sun, many of the musicians will get together for a jam session.
The Port Welshpool Working Group will be operating the BBQ.
The Welshpool Primary School mothers will be operating the kitchen serving snacks and hot and cold drinks.
Alternatively, take away food and restaurant meals are available at Port Welshpool and Welshpool. Just remember that the Sea Days Festival is an alcohol free event. So come and join us to make it a great weekend of family friendly fun and entertainment.