Elusive blue fish caught on camera by Timaru kids

Kids and young adults took to the pavements of South Canterbury throughout the month of July as part of Timaru's Great Blue Fish Hunt.

Nearly 30 blue fish were captured on camera and sent into us and Timaru District Council during the hunt.

The blue fish were spotted in their natural habitat by eagle-eyed children, hanging out by stormwater drains, both in the central business district and in the suburbs.

Incentive to highlight the purpose of stormwater drains

Blue Fish Hunt winner, Harper Plummer with

Otipua-Saltwater Creek catchment group facilitator Rhys Taylor congratulates winner Harper Plummer.

Blue fish have been placed throughout Timaru to remind people that stormwater drains are for rain only.

The Otipua-Saltwater Creek catchment group teamed up with us and Timaru District Council to run the Timaru Great Blue Fish hunt, where photos of the fish could be sent in to win prizes.

The winning entries were sent in by Samuel and Mackenzie Tait (pictured above), and Harper Plummer of Timaru.

Their entries showcased their creative photo-taking skills, as well as the elusive blue fish.

The co-winners were presented the grand prize, a $100 Prezzy Card each, on Monday by Timaru District Council stormwater expert Uki Dele and Otipua-Saltwater Creek catchment group facilitator Rhys Taylor.

Our favourite entries have been collated and are now live on both the Environment Canterbury and Timaru District Council Facebook pages.

Feature image: Timaru District Council stormwater expert Uki Dele congratulates winners Samuel and Mackenzie Tait.