View Full Version : Tsunami Tackle Appeal - Townsville Fishing Show

04-03-2005, 07:56 AM
If you're off to the Fishing Show in Townsville this weekend, you'll see members of the Balgal Beach fishing club collecting excess fishing tackle which will be sent to several villages in Sri Lanka to kick start their local fishing industry. See http://www.bbbalc.com/index.cfm?PageID=208&Menu=Tsunami

4BC in Brisbane ran a similar collection recently and this gear is about to arrive in the villages and is hotly anticpated. We are sending our collection to the same organisers. Why tackle? The big charities are rebuilding the villages and the boats, but they don't have a program for the simple things that make the big difference (like tackle!).

So if you're going to the show, please take along any surplus line (20kg+ is best), hooks, sinkers, cast/drag nets, hand reels. We don't want cash or rods or reels. There will be bins near the bar and possibly near the entrance and the stage.

Thanks for your help.

04-03-2005, 02:15 PM
Great Idea :D well done guys.

cheers doug