Canadian residents invited to try fishing during license-free days
PETERBOROUGH, ON, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario Family Fishing Week gets
underway this weekend, and across the province, clubs and service
organizations are getting ready to host family-friendly events. From
July 7 through 15, fishing derbies and festivals will be running in
more than 50 communities, including several in the Toronto area. The
popular initiative is designed to bring families together in the
outdoors to enjoy fishing on one of Ontario's more than 250,000 lakes
or countless rivers and streams.
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) delivers Ontario
Family Fishing Week as part of Ontario Family Fishing Events (OFFE),
which is an Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) initiative. The
OFAH and its partners are working hard to introduce more people to
"One fishing experience can lead to a personal lifelong dedication to
fish and wildlife conservation," said Angelo Lombardo, OFAH Executive
Director. "Fishing is a hands-on lesson in environmental education.
It's the best way to understand biodiversity, adaptations, food chains,
the threat of invasive species and the importance of healthy
During OFFE, Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years who
would normally be required to purchase a fishing license, can fish
Ontario waters license-free. Conservation license limits apply, as do
all other provincial fishing regulations (available at www.ontario.ca/fishing).
With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 675 member
clubs, the OFAH is the province's largest nonprofit, fish and wildlife
conservation-based organization, and the VOICE of anglers and hunters.
For more information, visit www.ontariofamilyfishing.com or www.ofah.org and follow OFFE, TackleShare and the OFAH on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE Ontario Federation of Anglers
For further information:
Manager of Communications
705-748-6324 ext 270
Conservation Outreach Programs Coordinator
705-748-6324 ext 254