Something Fishy – Holiday Programme

Do you have children aged 8 to 12 that you want to keep busy in the upcoming holidays? Rietvlei is offering two 3-day fishing holiday programmes for children from 22 – 24 March and again from 29 – 31 March 2016.

The ‘Something Fishy’ Holiday Programme presented by the Table Bay Nature Reserve is sure to keep the little ones entertained as they learn hands-on where, when and how to catch fish.

Children must bring their own rod with reel and tackle. The reserve will provide bait.
Limited space is available and bookings can be made by e-mail only. To secure a booking or for more information contact Elzette Krynauw at


Day 1
• Welcome and introduction to the Table Bay Nature Reserve: Rietvlei section, including explanation on wetlands and what fish are found in the reserve, and discuss safety
• Discussion on fishing equipment and different bait used for different fish species
• Learning to rig your fishing rod
• Practice to cast and do some fishing!
• What does it mean to ‘catch and release’?
• Learn to disassemble your fishing rod

Day 2
• Try to rig your own fishing rod
• Let’s do some serious fishing!
• Disassemble fishing rod

Day 3
• Spend 2 hrs doing some MORE fishing!
• Disassemble fishing rod
• Walk back to the Environmental Education Centre
• Learn about sustainable harvesting of fish
• Discuss why you need permits and where to obtain them
• Learn about fish anatomy, dissect a fish (with help from the adults)
and see why a fish can float!

Dates: 22 – 24 March and 29 – 31 March (two 3-day programmes)
Time: 09:00 – 14:00
Age: 8-12 years
Reserve entrance fee: R6 per person per day

Bookings open on 14 March and can only be made by emailing
Elzette Krynauw




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