Young Esperance fisherman's gear replaced

Young fisherman Holden (centre) with his family and Tatey's Fishing World manager Tyson Tate (far left). Photo: Jake Dietsch.
Young fisherman Holden (centre) with his family and Tatey's Fishing World manager Tyson Tate (far left). Photo: Jake Dietsch.

A young fisherman’s debacle has had a happy ending thanks to generosity from local fishing businesses.

Esperance resident Tennille Ross posted on the Esperance Community Page that her son Holden’s tackle had been taken out of his bag when he left it unattended.

“If anyone notices it or finds it he would love it back, was in Bandy Creek,” the post said.

Both Tatey’s Fishing World shops responded to the post and donated fishing equipment and vouchers to Holden to replace his missing equipment. 

Ms Ross said she did not expect such a large response but had many people message including the two shops contact her.

“He was devastated when it was taken, I think he was scared to tell me that he’d lost it,” she said.

“That’s his whole school holidays out the window.

“Fishing is his passion, he had actually set up the night before and had gone through the tackle box and made heaps of rigs up.”

Tennille and Holden Ross thanked the stores for their generosity.

Tatey’s Fishing World manager Tyson Tate said when he saw the post he sent a private message offering the equipment.

“Fishing is a big part of us and when something like this happens we try to do something about it,” he said. 

Mr Tate said his 10 year-old son Tom offered fishing vouchers he had won to Holden without being asked.

Ms Ross said her family recently moved to Esperance from Margaret River and were ‘overwhelmed’ by the community support.