Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

July 02, 2008 09:25 ET

Children are the focus of Ontario Family Fishing Weekend

Province-wide licence-free family fishing – July 4 through 6, 2008

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Environment Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, Sports Editor ONTARIO: O.F.A.H. MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - From Adolphustown to Wheatley, and in dozens of Ontario communities in between, plans are well underway for Ontario Family Fishing Weekend, running July 4 through 6, 2008.

For the fifteenth consecutive year, the Ontario Family Fishing Weekend Committee, led by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.), will offer a full weekend of free fishing at family-friendly events hosted across Ontario. Canadian citizens do not require a licence to fish in Ontario waters during this weekend, however all other fishing regulations apply. The province-wide event runs during National Fishing Week (July 5 through 13).

"Fishing connects kids with the outdoors," said O.F.A.H. Executive Director, Mike Reader, "and through the generosity of the many conservation-minded clubs that host Ontario Family Fishing Weekend events, thousands of families will share a great day together in the fresh air."

Over 60 events are already planned, with details posted on the event website. More host groups are invited to get onboard, and the O.F.A.H. is offering tools to help them get started. To receive a free Ontario Family Fishing Weekend information package, call Mark Cousins at 705-748-6324 ext. 233. The package includes volunteer and participation certificates, flyers and posters, Take-A-Kid Fishing and Catch Fishing booklets, and tips for event planning. To add a new event to the growing list, or to find an event near you, visit www.familyfishingweekend.com.

Ontario Family Fishing Weekend is delivered in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association, the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Foundation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Northern Ontario Tourist Outfitters.
/For further information: Lezlie Goodwin
Communications Coordinator

Contact Information

  • Mark Cousins, Ontario Family Fishing Weekend Coordinator, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Primary Phone: 705-748-6324 ext. 233