Reel Deal: New set of wheels for 'Scooter Dave'

Most of the anglers around Windang and Windang Bridge area would surely have noticed an elderly gent on his motorised scooter picking up the litter and rubbish left behind by thoughtless others – both anglers and picnickers.

Scooter Dave and Hayden Cappabianco from Compleat Angler.

Scooter Dave and Hayden Cappabianco from Compleat Angler.

Scooter Dave as he prefers to called, found himself grounded a few weeks back when his trusty scooter just simply wore out and could not be repaired.

Local businesses stepped in, especially Lyn and Chris from Independent Homes Care Services in Wollongong who kindly donated a brand new scooter. A huge public thanks goes their way.

Craig Rushby from the Compleat Angler shop at Windang donated an expensive fishing rod to be raffled, and that was won by a very happy James Garbutt.

A big thank you also goes out to the many others who donated cash and goods and services that will be used for future maintenance and upkeep.

Wollongong Council has also elected one of their cleaning staff to assist Dave in the required clean-up.