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.
Unfortunately, due to the heat on Saturday, there will not be a 2-00pm session, other sessions still available.
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.
Some vacancies remain for 10-00am and 2-00pm sessions today, (Sunday)
Online booking has closed, but you can see the ladies at the entrance to the terminal and register on the day.
South Gippsland Bee-keepers.
Sunday see’s the South Gippsland Bee-keepers here to show us the art of beekeeping and the importance of bee’s to the agriculture industry.
Australian Marine Mammals Foundation
Saturday will see the AMMF display caravan with interesting displays of Australian marine mammals.
Interactive Environmental Displays
Parks 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 Parks Victoria display at 3-00pm on Saturday.
Marine and Shark expert Kent Stannard will have his caravan with displays of various sharks.
The people from Sea Shepherd will be educating us about illegal shark fishing and the practice of “Finning”.
On Saturday morning, come and meet some students from Welshpool & District Primary School to create some decorations. Then from 12-00pm to 1-00pm, go for a walk along the beach to pick up any rubbish. A great opportunity for the city kids to meet their country cousins. The activity will be supervised by Sophie Dixon from the South Gippsland Shire Council.
Sunday we will have Marg O’Toole from Coast Care to hold craft activities for the children as well as the “Connies”, who 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.
Students from the local primary schools of Welshpool, Toora, Alberton, Fish Creek, St Marys and Yarram have prepared fabulous posters based on the theme of “Sharks”. A selection of these posters can be seen in the main hall and winners announced, and prizes awarded on Sunday at 11-30am.
To see the winning posters from the 2017 Seadays Poster competition, go to the Gallery section of this site and drop down poster competition gallery.
The winners of each age group will have their posters uploaded to the website at the conclusion of the festival.
A jumping castle will be there as well to help the kid’s burn off some of that excess energy. (Gold Coin.)
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.
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. Prices TBA
Kraken Boat Tour’s will be running 20 min cruises in their “Zodiac”. Leaving from the boat ramp jetty, from 11-00am
$20-00 per adult, $10-00 per child 12 and under.
Port Welshpool Maritime Museum.
The Port Welshpool Maritime Museum in Turnbull Street will be serving devonshire teas in conjunction with historical photo’s of The Long Jetty.
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.