What: Kids, Cops & Canadian Tire Fishing Derby. A Family Fishing event.
Date: Friday July 12
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00pm
Where: Port Hope Marina Fish Cleaning Station
Who: Derby is open to anyone under the age of 17.
License free fishing permitted for all ages
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 12.
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 kids 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 a wealth of information about programs, activities and conservation. Fisheries Biologist, Brian Morrison will also be on site and 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
• Sense of adventure
For more information please contact Leanne Clarke at the Town Park Recreation Centre, 905 885 7908 / firstname.lastname@example.org