SOME of the region’s top agriculture specialists are set to turn their hand from equipment and agronomy to angling.
Gunnedah’s Pursehouse Rural and National Farmers Warehouse (NFW) are doing their bit for charity by taking part in this years Bayer Big Fish Challenge.
The annual fishing competition will see entrants from across the country cast a line with several prizes up for grabs and all proceeds from each fish caught going to support the health of rural men.
Gunnedah NFW team member Rod Campbell told The Namoi Valley Independent the competition was the perfect way to raise awareness.
“It’s such a good idea because everyone in the bush has been touched by mental health issues at some stage,” Mr Campbell said.
“Our guys have been getting out when they can and having a fish, the fact that you can just do it whenever you have time to me is the best part about it.
“And to know that Bayer makes a donation per centimetre of the fish you catch and that it’s going to a great cause just makes it even better.”
The Bayer AgSpirit Big Fish Challenge is donating a dollar amount for every centimetre of the largest fish caught (per type, per team) and has committed a minimum of $20,000 to the ‘The Fly Program’ charity.
The charity, a not-for-profit organisation, aims to create life changing experiences for Australian men who need some time to recharge and reset through outdoor experiences.
The winning teams will all have an opportunity to take part in a hands-on ‘Fly Program’ experience.
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