Port Augusta Kids Crabbing Day 2019

No crabs were caught at the 21st annual Kids Crabbing Day on Saturday, February 23, but it was a successful day out for the kids and families.

A good turn-out packed out the Yacht Club end of the Port Augusta Wharf and boat pontoon.

22 entrants aged between two and 14 participated this year, bringing along their families for support.

Michael Milbank, who helped organise the event, said it was one of the best crowds in recent years.

"It was the biggest turn-out we've had in the last two or three years," Michael said.

"It went smoothly. The weather was nice to us, which was good.

"It was just a pity we didn't catch any crabs."

While no crabs were caught, participants were able to catch plenty of fish.

No one was able to take out the shield, but Willow Webber was the winner of the Mystery Weight Fishing Contest, catching a 32g trumpeter to gain $50 in prize money.

The three-hour time limit concluded at 11am, with a sausage sizzle, drinks and free ice-cream provided for all participants.

Organisers thanked George Welk and Annette Morse and their helpers for cooking the sausage sizzle, as well as all other volunteers who helped out on the day.

Originally held on the Great Western Bridge, the Kids Crabbing Day was moved to Yacht Club end of the Wharf in 2018 following the closure of the bridge.

Organisers have been pleased with the new location and are looking forward to next year's edition.

The event promotes an outdoor lifestyle and family fun.