FEELING FISHY: The crowd at last year’s Shimano Fishing Show.
FEELING FISHY: The crowd at last year’s Shimano Fishing Show. Contributed

Caravan, camping, boating and fishing expo reels them in

GRAB the family and head to the 2016 South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating & Fishing Expo being held at the Nambour Showgrounds this weekend.

Event director Bob Carroll said there was plenty to keep every member of the family entertained with crowd favourites in the giant fishing tank and reptile show returning for another year.

"If people enjoy fishing, or want to catch more fish, or have never been fishing and want to get involved, then the Shimano Fishing Show is a really good opportunity to find out what's biting in this area," he said.

"Scott Hillier from Creek to Coast is a mine of information on all sorts of fishing and he's worked many years ago in the fisheries so he understands fishing with respect for the environment.

"He also really enjoys working with kids so they get a lot out of it too and get picked out to help out during the show.

"It's a terrific experience and you can easily spend a few hours hanging around that area."

Another spot to spend a few hours is with Luke Cheyne from Luke's Reptile Kingdom while he hosts the reptile show where families can get up close and personal with some scaly creatures.

"The reptile show is particularly helpful and educational for those who think snakes don't frequent houses or go into backyards," Mr Carroll said.

"It's a way of getting families to understand what to do when confronted with one of these snakes so they know what to do and don't panic.

"It was so well received last year that we decided to bring it back."

On top of the shows Mr Carroll said there would also be free rides for the kids, a train to take visitors around the site and plenty of prizes and giveaways to be won.

Mr Carroll said it was no problem if visitors didn't get to see all aspects of the expo in one day as they could ask for a free return ticket.

"There's so much to see and so many new things being released," he said.

"If you run out of time, don't panic as once you've paid you can ask for a free return ticket."

Expo

When: April 8 to 10, 9am to 5pm.

Where: Nambour Showgrounds

Tickets: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Children free.


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