With rods at the ready, about 70 children took part in Central South Island Fish & Game’s Twizel kids’ salmon fishing day on Sunday.
Children aged between 3 and 11 years and their families turned up to Loch Cameron, near Twizel, to have a go at salmon fishing, in a relaxed and encouraging environment.
About 35 fish were landed at the event.
Fish and Game officer Rhys Adams said the teams at Mt Cook Alpine Salmon and High Country Salmon were keen supporters of the event and had made it possible with their generous gift of salmon.
Spot prizes were donated by Jake’s Hardware, Southern Alps Outdoors, Meridian Energy, Will Spry and Fish & Game.
All the children went home with a spot prize that will be useful on their next fishing trip.
Mr Adams said there were still a fair few salmon available to all sports fishing licence holders in Loch Cameron.
Fish & Game was encouraging people to take a child or junior angler out fishing in the loch over the next few weeks, while the opportunity lasted.