20 December, 2023
Iconic event at risk
THE iconic Tinaroo Barra Bash will not go ahead next year if roles within the Tablelands Fish Stocking Society (TFSS) are not filled.
The group is currently searching for a secretary to conduct society business, a publicity officer for the website and social media along with any volunteers willing to lend a hand all year round.
Current secretary Ann Leighton said there were a lot of exciting new things happening in the society, and with the help of volunteers, they would be able to keep the angling fun going all year around.
“Tableland Fish Stocking is looking for committed, enthusiastic members willing to take on key roles,” she said.
“(The society) plays an important role in our community as fishing forms an integral part of our region's tourism sector as well as being a popular recreational pursuit for residents.
“TFSS has been stocking Lake Tinaroo for over 30 years and our core group has dedicated time and effort stocking and creating a major drawcard for the Atherton Tablelands and promoting a healthy outdoor lifestyle.”
So far this year, TFSS have stocked 41,500 barramundi and 50,000 sooty grunter, with more to be stocked next year, bringing the total barra stocked to approximately 1 million and 1.2million respectively, valued at over $1million.
Anyone interested can email the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org