Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent, but there is a significant shortfall between the total cost of the Kahawai Legal Challenge and income donated by clubs, businesses and individuals so far.
This shortfall has been covered by an underwriter as a short-term solution to pay the last accounts. If sufficient donations are made from the public to cover most of these costs this underwriter has indicated he will support further actions if required.
Amateur fishers should also be aware that, unless there is sufficient financial support from fishers themselves, it is likely the KLC team will have to be dismantled because of a lack of resources.
Fishing is an integral part of our culture. It is a cherished activity enjoyed by mum, dad and the kids. Your support of the KLC now, when it is needed most, will help to make sure we defend and pass this legacy on to our children intact.
This is a chance to show your support so the team can continue to be effective and complete the Challenge.
A collective thank you goes to everyone who has already donated or given their time, energy and resources to this worthy project.
There are still Kahawai Challenge tee shirts available at $20 each or three for $50. These make great fishing contest uniforms. Call Trish Rea on 0800 KAHAWAI (0800 52 42 92).