The Tourism Committee of the former Guyra Shire Council has been planning a festival to coincide with the opening of the Trout season over the long weekend in October. With the demise of all committees of council, many of the former members, plus other Guyra groups, have decided to continue with the event and met this week to get the event underway in earnest. The aim of the event is to bring business to town and to promote the Guyra district as a trout fishing destination.
To be called the Guyra TroutFest, the event will begin with a Department of Primary Industries (DPI) fishing clinic for kids to learn how to fly fish on the
Fishing will be in local streams and dams, not only for
The Guyra Hotel Anglers Club will be organising this and registrations will be taken at the Guyra Hotel on
Other events will include a market day
At the grand finale dinner at the Guyra Hotel, winners of the fishing competition will be presented along with winners of the photography exhibition and the window dressing competition. A fun feature will be the tall fishing story telling.
Entertainment and lots of activities for the children are planned so it will be a real family event and a great way to end the school holidays.
A draft schedule of events has been prepared but the committee is keen to hear from individuals or organisations with ideas or who want to be involved, especially in the market day
The next meeting will be held on July 18, at the Bowling Club at 4pm. If you would like to be involved in the planning and organising please come along and join the group. You will be warmly welcomed. Ring 67755735 for further queries.