Have a fish with Tim
  |  First Published: October 2014

Tim is 26 years old and was born in Sydney with a rare genetic and mild intellectual disability. Tim also has type-2 diabetes. He lives at home with his parents, and for someone with a disability he is impressively independent in many ways, as he is considered ‘high functioning’.

Since the age of five Tim has had a passion for fishing which he says is his life. Tim is into all types of fishing from sport fishing, to rock fishing, boat fishing, as well as game fishing. Tim has also been involved in several fishing competitions and even once took out first place in an ANSA state sports fishing competition. Tim has also fished for European carp and currently holds the Australian record for European carp caught on 1kg line at 11.35kg!

Tim has also travelled extensively throughout the world and has fished at many locations, including a fishing tournament in New Zealand where he caught a 5.4kg snapper and took out first place.

Tim is looking for a like-minded volunteer who shares the same passion for fishing that he does. Tim would like to find a fishing mate who has a boat and who might also have an interest in rock fishing.

Due to Tim’s disability he has a social worker/case manager and is receiving an individualised government package that assists him with outings and expenses. Any potential volunteer can be reimbursed for their expenses such as fuel for their car and boat.

For anyone interested and wanting more information on the package, please call Tim’s case manager Mitch at the Benevolent Society on (02) 9504 6670 or call Tim directly on 0432 040 913. – TBS

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