Anglers discover their ‘Fishability’

Published 8:47am 27 September 2021

Anglers discover their ‘Fishability’
Words by Kylie Knight

With the help of Fishability Queensland, keen anglers experiencing social isolation and other challenges have had the chance to wet a line and relax by the water.

The organisation is the result of partnerships with Bribie Island Boat Charters and community groups and provides a range of socially inclusive fishing opportunities for people experiencing disadvantage, isolation and marginalisation.

Spokeswoman Emma Dyson says their qualified staff and dedicated volunteers, head out into Bribie Island’s Pumicestone Passage on 8-12-seater barbecue boats (offered in kind by Bribie Island Boat Charters) and compete in a friendly yearlong fishing competition called “The Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge”.

“We also offer health and wellbeing programs at Runaway Bay and Bribie Island. Community onshore fishing and other fishing events, in varying accessible locations, are also offered to participants, free of charge.”

The organisation holds regular fishing events and barbecues, in collaboration with Holistic Horizons at Bongaree Jetty at Bribie Island.

There are two more planned this year, on November 11 and December 9

For more information, email [email protected] , phone 0435 778 510 or visit the website.

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