It has been a mild winter, but the fishing is still hot!
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - A mild winter calls for extra caution
when enjoying Ontario's License-free Family Fishing Weekend, says the
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH).
Where ice conditions are safe, Ontario Family Fishing Events (OFFE) will
be taking place province-wide from February 18 through Monday, February
20, which is the provincial Family Day. Outdoors clubs, service groups,
conservation authorities and others are organizing fishing derbies
designed just for children and their families. Many events are free or
have minimal entrance fees.
"Ontario Family Fishing Events introduce fishing to people of all ages
by offering Canadian residents the opportunity to fish Ontario waters
license-free," said Alesha Caldwell Conservation Outreach Programs
Coordinator for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. "We have
been running a media blitz on the Weather Network and other television
and radio stations and the excitement is growing daily."
Ontarians spend well over a million days fishing through the ice every
year, which generates economic benefits to many communities across the
province. Winter or summer, fishing gives new anglers the chance to
develop a strong connection with their natural surroundings and learn
the importance of conservation.
The Ontario Family Fishing Events initiative is an OFAH and Ministry of
Natural Resources partnership, supported by the Canadian Sportfishing
Industry Association and other supporters. For more details and a
complete list of events, visit www.ontariofamilyfishing.com.
SOURCE Ontario Federation of Anglers
For further information:
OFAH Communications Manager
705-748-6324 ext 270
OFAH Outreach Programs Coordinator
705-748-6324 ext. 254