Fishing treat for disabled

Ian Metcalf and Hedley Fowler from Fishabilities. Pic: Jon Hewson d446425.
Fishing treat for disabled
Ian Metcalf and Hedley Fowler from Fishabilities. Pic: Jon Hewson d446425.

IT was a triple treat for fishers with disabilities in Mandurah last week.

Fishability, the new name for the Fishers with Disabilities Association, was launched, along with Fishability Day, an annual statewide event on Sunday, March 13, next year and the donation of a trailer by PEACH (Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help) and the Margaret Down Foundation, equipped by the City of Mandurah.

PEACH supports local programs providing opportunities for disengaged children and adults while the Margaret Down Foundation, established in 1991, supports children with disabilities in the Peel region.

Fishability Day follows on from the production of the Fishability Map, an online interactive portal which identified and recorded 143 suitable locations for people to fish safely throughout WA.

The day will promote the ability of all people to access and enjoy recreational fishing and will involve teams, families and individuals at 10 locations in WA.

Mandurah will be one of the 10 locations.