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Ontario Family Fishing Events

Family Fishing Day


Date(s) - July 11, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Port Hope Marina Fish Cleaning Station
95 Mill St S
Port Hope, ON

Through the generous sponsorship of Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire, the Municipality of Port Hope, in partnership with the GRCA, is hosting a Fishing Derby on July 11.

The event will be held during Ontario’s Family Fishing Week – permitting license free fishing for all members of the family.

The registration tent will be located just north of Port Hope’s Marina near the Fish cleaning station along the Ganaraska River.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture will be running a fishing derby for children under 17 years of age. The derby will have three categories, Longest Fish, Widest Fish and most fish caught. The Derby is catch and release. Prizes will be awarded in all three categories. Participants will be required to register on site before they start fishing in order to qualify for a prize. Bait for Derby participants will be provided. Participants will be notified of designated fishing areas once registered.

Members from the Port Hope Police Services will be assisting with the day’s events. The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority will be on site providing information about programs, activities and conservation. Fisheries Biologist, Brian Morrison will available to answer questions or provide some insight into species being caught. The GRCA will provide some rods and tackle (Made available through the OFAH Tackle Share Program).

The Port Hope Public Library Mary J. Benson Branch is hosting a “Go Fish!” day with Fishing Derby sheets, Yellow Fish Road Program information from the GRCA and some ‘Go fish’ card games. Derby participants are also encouraged to visit the Library to record their “Best Fishing Tale”. These ‘tales’ will be displayed at the Port Hope Public Library this summer.

Participant are encouraged to bring:
• Fishing equipment
• Life jacket
• Sunscreen
• Sense of adventure


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