- Published: Wednesday, 06 December 2017 21:33
DATELINE: January 20, 2012.
To whom it may concern, I wish to know why recreational fishing was virtually excluded from this brochure distributed through the West Australian newspaper today as a valid tourism attraction?
In the first 36 pages of text, we got one pic of two people standing on a jetty with fishing rods, and a couple of cursory mentions.
This despite the fact that the social and economic value of rec fishing would absolutely eclipse that of most of the other activities put together.
Many very good people do a lot to promote our local fishing attractions, which are already a massive earner for the State and have the potential to attract serious overseas dollars, as happens in places like New Zealand and even closer to home in the Northern Territory.