Fishing Charter and Catch & Cook | Melbourne

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First responder families from the Melbourne area, join us for an amazing day learning how to fish and cook your catch, and enjoy a BBQ lunch on board the 43 foot charter boat. This guided tour will teach you how to fish from start to finish. All rods, reels, bait and tackle are provided. You will then take part in a ‘catch and cook’ to learn how to clean, cook and taste test your very own catch. The remaining fish will be cleaned and ready to share amongst the group to take home for dinner.

This free wellbeing activity is a great way to develop new skills by learning how to fish and cook their own catch. Both catching a fish and also learning how to cook it gives participants a sense of accomplishment. Participation in fishing can provide an opportunity for mental stimulation which promotes self-esteem and contributes to self-identity. Fishing can be a mindful activity, allowing participants to be ‘in the moment’ while enjoying the serenity of being on the ocean, which contributes to happiness through being absorbed in the activity and achieving a sense of accomplishment.

It’s also a great way to spend time with your partner or adult family member, be active and develop family bonds. It’s also great to connect and socialise with other local first responder families. Developing close relationships and socialising with friends, family and others, is important for good health and wellbeing. Broadening your social networks and range of relationships with others in the wider community, is also important for your wellbeing.

This activity is free for first responder families. You will need to bring sun protection. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly.

This is a small group activity with limited places available, so please submit your interest to attend this activity using the form below. Note, registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation email from the Fortem activities team.


Mar 20 2021


10:30 am - 2:30 pm


No Cost


Melbourne VIC, Australia


Fortem Australia Activities Team