Come and Try Fishing
Experienced fishermen will teach 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 25, 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.
Session times for “Come Try Fishing” are 10-00am and 2-00pm each day.
There are some positions still available for the Sunday 10-00 am and 2-00 pm sessions. If you want to register a child for today, see the people at the information desk at the entrance to the terminal. If your child is not registered, they will not receive their fishing rod at the end of the session.
This activity is sponsored by Fisheries Victoria and Fishcare.
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.
South Gippsland Bee-keepers.
On Saturday, the South Gippsland Bee-keepers will have their display, showing the various aspects of Bee-keeping, and the importance of bee’s to our agriculture industries.
Try your luck or is it skill? This frustrating and challenging course has been designed and manufactured by the Venus Bay Mens Shed. It is open to all ages, children 5yrs and under accompanied by a parent are free, 6-14 yrs $2, everyone else $3. A family ticket for $5 can be purchased. The Port Welshpool Working Group are very aware that holiday activities can very expensive and please rest assured all proceeds will go toward future community festivals and to support a range of local community groups.
Interactive Environmental Displays
Marine Conservation Victoria 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)
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.
Join a Park Ranger for a Sea Grass discovery. See the Sea Grasses at low tide and the marine life that live’s within. Yes, you can expect to get wet feet, and you must wear enclosed toe footwear, sunscreen and a hat.
Meet at the Park’s Victoria trailer at 12-00 on each day.
Coastcare will also have a display highlighting the problems of plastic waste in our water-ways.
Tammy Talks Trash, Tammy will give a presentation on Saturday from 11-00am on the problems of trash in the waterways.
This display is one of hundreds of free interpretive and educational activities provided by Coastcare and Parks Victoria right along the Victorian coast in January.
For more information, check out Summer by the Sea
Students from the local primary schools of Welshpool, Toora, Alberton, and Fish Creek have prepared fabulous posters based on the theme of “problems of plastic waste in our water-ways”. A display of these posters can be seen in the main hall and prizes will be awarded on Sunday at 11-30am.
To see the winning posters from the 2016 Seadays Poster competition, go to the Gallery section of this site and drop down poster competition gallery.
Hanna Art Childrens Tattoos will be here for the children to “ïnk up”. (Temporary of course)
Prices start at $5-00 per Tattoo.
A jumping castle will be there as well to help the kid’s burn off some of that excess energy.
Marine Safety Victoria and the Port Welshpool Coastguard.
Marine Safety Victoria and 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.
Friends of Agnes Falls.
See the informative display of the beautiful Agnes Falls presented by Kath from the friends of Agnes Falls.
Toora Heritage Pear Orchard.
Meryl will be showing the highlights and history of the Toora Heritage Pear Orchard as well as history of the town of Toora.
Pyro Artist…Sue Guildford.
See Sue at work creating her wonderful works of art by burning the wood
Snake Island Cattlemens Association.
See the informative display of the iconic Snake Island Cattlemens Association, their history of herding cattle to Snake Island and their role in the conservation of Snake Island.
Andrews Reptile Handling.
On Sunday, Andrew will have his reptiles on display for the children to get up close too and hold.
Port Welshpool Maritime Museum.
The Port Welshpool Maritime Museum in Turnbull Street will be serving devonshire teas in conjunction with their current exhibition of “War at Sea, the Navy in WW1”
A variety of live performers will be here to add to the festival atmosphere on both days. Take a break and appreciate their talents.
Food. The Welshpool Primary School parents will be providing light food and drinks available at the venue.
The Port Welshpool Working Group will be operating the BBQ.
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.