MONTREAL, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Pêche Blanche Vieux-Montréal team is proud to announce the opening of the urban Ice Fishing Village at the basin of the Quay Clock Tower in the Old Port of Montréal for a second consecutive year. The opening, depending on Mother Nature, will be between the end of December 2013 and early January 2014. The Village can accommodate more than 500 people at a time and can be rented in full to those wishing to hold special events.
Ice fishing... within walking distance of downtown
With its heated and furnished huts for fishing, the Ice Fishing Village is located in an ideal location at the Quays in the Old Port of Montreal. Often reserved for car owners, ice fishing is now available to all Montrealers and tourists looking for different winter activities. Easily accessible by transit and by car, the site is laid out for the comfort of the fisherman of any caliber and the necessary equipment for fishing is available on-site.
Ice fishing, an activity for everyone
Whether it is for an outing with family or friends, for foreign visitors who wish to explore outdoor activities in the heart of Montreal, for school groups or corporate events, the Ice Fishing Village team will make sure to create the perfect package for your needs.
"Fishing is a hobby practiced by more than 1.2 million Quebecers, so we are confident that Montrealers will again this year use, in large numbers, this unique service that adds a touch of nature to the urban area. This new concept has also been well received by tourists at its launch last year and that is why we are convinced that we will be welcoming more than 14,000 fishermen this year, including 6,000 school children", says Jean Desjardins, President of Pêche Blanche Vieux-Montréal.
The St. Lawrence River, rich in edible fish
For the longest time, the St. Lawrence River has had bad press regarding the quality of its water. For more than a decade, efforts have been made to make the river accessible for recreational activities, including fishing and swimming. During 2011, the last one for which the results are available, the COURDO and QUALO indexes indicate that the water between the Lachine Canal and the Jean-R. Marcotte purification station at the east end of Montreal is of excellent quality. The St. Lawrence is therefore clean and, more importantly, generous in fish. At least 53 species of fish can be found in the river between Montreal and Sorel, many of which are edible, including Walleye, Burbot, Bass, Northern Pike and Yellow Perch.
For more information or to make reservations, please call 514-707-7773 or visit our website: www.VillagePecheBlanche.com.
SOURCE: Pêche Blanche Vieux-Montréal
For further information:
M. Jean Desjardins
President, Pêche Blanche Vieux-Montréal