Let’s Fish returns to Lake Macquarie
LAKE Macquarie's popular Let's Fish event is making a return this April.
Following on from the inaugural Let’s Fish Lake Mac fishing competition last November, the 17-18 April event will feature a diverse program of activities, including the local component of Australia’s biggest national fishing competition, a family-friendly Fishing Expo and a "Seafood and Semillon" gourmet long lunch.
Lake Macquarie city council's Jacqui Hemsley said last year’s Let’s Fish competition demonstrated the demand for quality fishing-themed events in the area.
“Last November’s Let’s Fish competition sold out, and we’re expecting this next instalment under the Let’s Fish banner to be equally popular,” Hemsley said.
“It’s a fantastic way to showcase our City and its spectacular blue centrepiece," she said.
The weekend will coincide with the all-ages Pirtek Fishing Challenge, where participants are challenged to target flathead, bream, whiting, tailor and leatherjacket across the Saturday and Sunday.
The weekend will also feature the Let’s Fish Festival Expo held on the lake foreshore at Rathmines Theatre.
The ticketed event held 11am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday includes workshops, fishing and boating displays, kids’ activities, live entertainment, food trucks and the Berkley Supertank – a 15m-long mobile fish-tank full of barramundi.
On Sunday 18 April, Masterchef finalist and Lake Mac local Steph de Sousa will host a long lunch at Rathmines Theatre, taking guests on a journey of seafood discovery with matching wines from local boutique vignerons Dirt Candy and Hart and Hunter.
The 1-3pm lunch includes three courses and wines and costs $120 per person plus booking fee.
Daily tickets to the Let’s Fish Expo are $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12 or $25 for a family of up to two adults and four children.
Go to lakemac.com.au/letsfishfest for more information and bookings.