Kids and Cops Go Fishing at Lake Whittaker During National Fishing Week
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Belmont, ON – It’s that time of year again! Local children will be grabbing their fishing gear for the 30th annual Tall Tales Fishing Derby at Lake Whittaker Conservation Area.
Sponsored by the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority, this fishing derby will take place from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 8. Kids can look forward to tons of great prizes and giveaways. Rods will be provided for the anglers through the Tackleshare program, there is a limited quantity available. Anglers are asked to bring their own bait. The cost to register is $1 for children 5 and under; $3 for children between 6 and 17; and $5 for adults 18 and over. Please note that day-use fees for park entry will apply. There will be prizes for largest and most fish caught for each category. Food and drink will be available for purchase on site.
This event is part of the Canada-wide celebration, National Fishing Week, July 1 through 9. To learn more, visit www.catchfishing.com.
Also July 1 to 9: the annual Ontario Family Fishing Week. For one full week, Canadian residents can enjoy the fun of fishing in Ontario without the need of a licence!
The event is sponsored by the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting recreational fishing. It is also supported by Fishing Forever, the Police Association of Ontario, Canadian Tire, and Kettle Creek Conservation Authority.
Bob Izumi, well-known fishing personality and chair of Fishing Forever, is an avid supporter of recreational fishing: “Fishing is one of the best ways for parents and other adults to establish productive and healthy relationships with children and promote conservation.”
For more information contact:
Luiza Moczarski, Public Relations Supervisor
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
519-631-1270 ext. 224
Sarah McMichael, Event Coordinator
Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation