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.

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 free fishing rod and reel.

Please note reduction of session group number to max of 15 children.

As the E-mails will not be checked again, no more bookings will be taken  via e-mail.

A few spots are available for Sunday 10-00am and 2-00pm sessions, and can be booked at the volunteers table at the entrance to the Terminal.

See the volunteers 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, along with activities for the children.

Birdlife Australia.

We welcome Birdlife Australia to our Festival for the first time. Their volunteers will outline the current research project in this area, the Fairy Tern. This is in conjunction with a survey being held with recreational fishers.

 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 rangers and other expert staff will be available to guide people through the displays and answer any questions.

West Gippsland Library Service.

Another new attraction this year is the West Gippsland Library Service with a book display and children’s activities focused on Nudibranch’s

Friends of Agnes Falls.

Friends of Agnes Falls will have an update on the development of the Agnes Falls precinct.

The tireless volunteers have been campaigning for suitable development of the precinct for many years. Find out their latest ideas.

There will also be merchandise available to support the Friends of Agnes Falls.

 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.

Port Welshpool Coast Guard.

The Port Welshpool Coast Guard will be on hand to offer boat safety advice and show case their rescue work.

Their RIB rescue boat will be on display, subject to availability.

 Star of the South windfarm

The Star of the South project is the first offshore windfarm to be developed in Victoria, and when completed will generate 20% of our electricity requirements.

Experts from Star of the South will have a display and will answer any questions you may have in relation to this project.

The Port Welshpool Working Group also acknowledge the generous donation by Star of the South of funds to purchase new promotional banners for our Festival.

Port Welshpool Maritime Museum.

The Port Welshpool Maritime Museum in Turnbull Street will be serving devonshire teas. Local Author and historian, Cheryl Glowery, will give a talk at the museum on Saturday at 1-30pm.

Check out some of the rich history of Port Welshpool.

 Live Music.

Claudene-Marie and her protégé, Gabby will be busking for us each day, feel free to drop some gold coins for their work.


The Yarram Lions will be operating the BBQ.

The Port Welshpool W0rking Group volunteers 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.