Cast off to get hooked on fly fishing

DO you want to get a fresh angle on fishing?

Greenwells Fly Fishing Club is offering to teach the art of “stalking fish”.

Secretary Russell Hook said the club was casting a net far and wide for new members and hoped to reel people in to try the challenging skill.

“It’s a lot harder than normal fishing and not as productive,” he said.

“It’s a bit of walking up and down stream but it’s very much a craft and you do it for the great satisfaction you get when you catch a fish.”

The course at Greenfield Park on March 14 and 19 is open to anybody interested.

“Then we have a weekend away on the Mitta River where people can demonstrate what they’ve learnt,” Mr Hook said.

He said it was a good skill to learn and a way to interact with like-minded people.

“The group has been so successful because of the enjoyment people get out of socialising,” he said.

Call John Hawkins on (02) 6025 1838, Des Walters on 0417 298 960, or visit greenwellsflyfishingclub.com.au.

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