Local fishermen reel in festive spirit

LOCAL fishermen shared more than just their tales of the big catch this week.

Members of the Beach House Fishing Club in Hervey Bay handover vouchers and toys to representatives of Yaroona Women’s Domestic Violence and Resource Service recently. PHOTO: Shaun Ryan.

The Beach House Fishing Club donated thousands of dollars’ worth of vouchers and toys to two local groups in need in the days leading up to Christmas.

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The club collected money through their annual Christmas raffle and identified the Hervey Bay Paediatric Ward and the Yaroona Women’s Domestic Violence and Resource Service in Maryborough as its 2021 recipients.

Both the paediatric ward and Yaroona received $2,000 worth of vouchers.

The vouchers are valid at the cinemas in Hervey Bay and Maryborough, Timezone and Ten Pin Bowling.

Toys collected during the Toy Drive will also help put smiles on the faces of those who might otherwise be doing it tough this Christmas.

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President Jason Bould said the Beach House Fishing Club was all about community.

“We have now donated more than $72,000 over the past 20 years or so,” said Jason.

The club raises money throughout the year and identifies different charities or causes to support and rally behind.

“We try to share our efforts around to as many different groups as possible. All of the funds we raise stay here on the Fraser Coast.

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“It’s great to give back to the community.”

Raffles are held every Wednesday at the Beach House Hotel at 4pm.

The club’s Scotty Reid said the weekly raffles were not limited to club members.

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He urged anyone who wanted to give back the Fraser Coast to get involved.

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Jason thanked the Beach House Hotel for its support over the years.

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