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THE Victorian Fisheries Authority
(VFA) has conducted an operation tar-
geting those fishing recreationally in
The joint operation with Victoria Police ran
over two days, as temporary road blocks were put
in place at Welshpool on December 15 and again
last Wednesday January 10.
Recreational fishers who had been fishing
around Port Welshpool were checked to ensure
they held recreational fishing licenses, were us-
ing the correct equipment and following the legal
As part of the VFA’s role in promoting respon-
sible fishing, Fisheries Officers in Victoria are
also appointed as Transport Safety Officers and
may inspect vessels and operators to ensure they
are complying with Marine Safety Regulations.
The aim is to ensure that fishing is carried out in
a safe manner.
Overall, fisheries compliance was good. Five
infringements were issued for marine safety non-
compliance relating to Personal Flotation Devic-
es and flares.
Senior Fisheries Officer Joel Sedgwick said
the aim of the operation was to make contact with
as many fishers as possible and promote public
awareness of fisheries regulations.
“It was great to see that the vast majority of
fishers were doing the right thing and that no
fisheries offences were detected,” Mr Sedgwick
Fisheries Officers will be out and about all
summer at various times of the day and night, in
uniform and plain clothes to ensure that fishing is
carried out in accordance with the rules.”
Anyone who sees or suspects illegal fishing is
urged to call the 24-hour reporting line 13FISH
Fish check: Fisheries officers conducted a joint recreational fishing blitz at Welshpool re-
Welshpool fish blitz
From little things big things grow
THE Rotary Club of Yarram’s inaugural
decorated hay bale competition in and
around Yarram has been a great success
with winners Christie Hall and Garry
Bradley presented with their awards last
Mr Bradley owned the A model Ford which
Christie used as a centrepiece for her creation.
The display proved to be very popular with pass-
ing motorists who would stop to take a closer look
and take photos during the Christmas period.
Christie gave the prize money to Garry to con-
tinue the restoration of the beautiful old car.
“This vehicle belonged to my grandparent at
Stradbroke. It will be 90 years old this March and I
have been restoring it for the past 12 months,” Garry
“It is an ongoing project, I will put the prize
money back into the car,” he said.
Christie thanked the Yarram Rotary Club for or-
ganising the event.
“I really hope you continue this, even if there is
no prize money, it was great for the community, and
fun to do,” she said. “I know some are already plan-
ning for next year.”
Rotary Club president Wendy Pope thanked
Christie and Garry for the effort they had put into
their display and to all the others who participated.
The Christmas Hay Bale Decoration competition
was first put forward by Rotarian Wilma Price who
encouraged many locals to join in the fun.
Interestingly a similar decorated hay bale com-
petition has run in the tiny town of Tarrington near
Hamilton for years and as an add on to that a Later-
nenfest was established.
Originating from the town’s Lutheran Church the
Laternenfest includes German food and beer, a twi-
light lantern procession, and a special ringing of the
Tarrington bells at St Michael’s Lutheran Church,
maypole dancing, a stein holding competition, and
fireworks at the end of the night.
Who knows maybe Yarram could pick up this
idea and stage a Christmas lantern fest to coincide
with the festive hay bale competition.
Great effort: Christie Hall, Garry Bradley and Julie Kee combined to create a prize winning
Christmas Hay Bale decoration master piece for the Yarram Rotary Clubs. They are pictured
with Rotary Club president Wendy Pope and secretary Di Hennig and her granddaughter
Talia Alford Hennig
Cheque handover: Yarram Rotary Club
secretary Di Hennig and president Wendy
Pope present Christie Hall with the winners
cheque from their Christmas Hay Bale deco-
YARRAM Vacation Care has had a won-
derful start to its program.
Everyone has settled into their new location at the
Yarram Primary School well and all are enjoying the
extra space they have to enjoy the activities such as
riding bikes and scooters, playing basketball, utiliz-
ing the cooking facilities and library and so much
During the first week in their new space the cen-
tre welcomed Cathy Cook who shared her experi-
ences through her role in the Scouts.
Cathy also shared some life skills with the chil-
dren and staff such as getting water from a tree in a
bag. The children were amazed at how much water
they could get from the tree.
If you would like to book your children/child in
over the holidays Yarram Vacation Care offers plenty
of exciting activities in store.
Tomorrow they are off to Tarra Valley, Friday
is movie day. Next Monday cooking and games are
planned. Tuesday, January 23 and it’s off to Port Al-
bert for some fish and chips, Wednesday is the Mel-
bourne Zoo excursion and Thursday is the Australia
You can make bookings at Yarram Early Learn-
ing on 5182 5190. Please check the program as some
of the days are limited in numbers.
Vacation care full of excitement
Adventure: Josh Walters and Harrison Janssen
explore the grounds of the new Yarram Vacation
Care facility at Yarram Primary School.
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