Teach a Man to Fish

Friday, 24 August 2018 | 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO "PRINT AT HOME" TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT.  Please select either "Box Office Collection" or "Mail" ($5 charge for Mail orders) 

Written and Directed by Grant Leigh Saunders 

Grant Leigh Saunders is an Aboriginal filmmaker, writer and musician.  Despite a promising artistic career, Grant is unsettled and feels there is something missing in his life.  As a fair skinned, middle-aged, Aboriginal man, with a Norwegian wife and two young “Koori-Wegian” kids, Grant is still struggling with his identity.  Compounding this feeling is that Grant has been away from his home country of Taree for over twenty years.

Grant has secretly always wanted to be a fisherman, just like his father Ray and his grandfather Horry before him. When his uncle Steve, his father’s main fishing partner, decides to quit fishing, Grant latches onto the opportunity to quit everything to go fishing with his father.   On the eve of Ray's retirement, Grant finally convinces him to pass on the family trade, leaving his family in Newcastle through the working week to pursue his dream to be a fisherman in his home country on the beautiful Manning River.  It is an opportunity for him to spend time with his father to hopefully salvage a relationship he spoiled some time ago.

As Grant asks more questions of his father we learn that there is infinitely more to this father and son fishing trip than learning how to just catch fish.  Throughout Grant’s journey, the push and pull between his life in Newcastle with his wife and kids and his reconnection with his family up north in Taree, leads Grant to make some big life changing decisions.

A dramatic family history, with fishing, politics, singing, laughter and tears, this fishing yarn has it all, told by some very colourful characters against the backdrop of the beautiful Manning River.   

Duration:  Approx 2hrs 

Ticket Information

Adult   $18.50

Concession   $12.50

Group 8+  $15.50

Under 12 yrs  $8.50



  • Friday, 24 August 2018 | 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM


Manning Entertainment Centre, 33 Manning River Drive, TAREE 2430  View Map

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