Objective: Children to construct a fishing game that highlights the legal size and bag limits for certain fish.
• Thick fishing line
• 1 metre length of dowel for each group
• Pencils and
• Blow up pool (optional).
Fishing - a hobby for all ages
Divide students into groups. Team each group with a parent/teacher aide/teacher;
Ask students to source legal fish size and bag limit information from the Internet at the Department of Primary Industries Web-site (www.dpi.qld.gov.au/fishweb/2881.html#1) or contact the Department of Primary Industries for easy to use fish ID and bag limit brochures;
Discuss the information on the brochures;
Allocate a fish to each of the groups. Photocopy fish pictures from brochure onto OHTs;
Blow the fish up from the OHT to create different sized fish - undersized, legal limit size and oversize (if applicable) and trace onto card;
Cut out fish then have students paint using the correct colours and markings;
Place information tags on under side of fish including type of fish, bag limit and legal size;
Attach large washer directly under the mouth of the fish;
Laminate and cut out;
Construct a fishing pole out of dowel and thick fishing line. Attach magnet to end of line;
Present a talk to the class about their chosen fish; and
Conduct fishing time in the classroom. Students catch a fish, read ID then measure with tape to determine if their catch is legal.