Heartless thief swipes teen's fishing rod
A FRASER Coast mum has hit out at thieves who stole her son's fishing rod while he was fishing at the lakes in Eli Waters.
Mum Fiona Roberts said her 14-year-old son Tyson was fishing with friends when they turned their back on their rods for about five minutes to deal with bait.
When the boys returned, two of the four rods were taken.
She said Tyson saw a man aged about 17 walking off with the rods.
"My son gave chase and others were on bikes but were unable to catch him," she said.
Fiona said Tyson played a lot of sport and fishing was his way to relax.
The teenager loved the sport so much he saved for months to buy the $190 fishing rod.
"It was a lot of money for a 14-year-old," she said.
She said the incident had been a hard lesson to learn.
"You can't leave your stuff anywhere," she said.
Fiona and Tyson have reported the theft of the rod to police.
The rod is a gold and black Daiwa Aird rod and real combo.
If you have any information or saw anything suspicious, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.