It's Family Fishing Week At Select GRCA Area Parks

By: KW Now! Local News
| Published 07/05/2013

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Let's Go Fishing With GRCA

Reeling In The Warm Days Of Summer

Some of the best fishing in Ontario can be found at Grand River Conservation Authority parks.

And during Family Fishing Week from July 6 to July 14, new anglers will get a chance to try their luck without having to purchase a fishing licence.

Whether you’re a fly fisher wading out into the waters of a river or stream, or you prefer to keep your feet dry on the banks of a pond or reservoir, you can find what you want at the GRCA’s 11 parks.

In addition, two parks are holding fishing derbies during the week:

· Conestogo Lake, Drayton – Sunday, July 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prizes for the longest fish in adult and children’s divisions. Entry fee is the regular park admission fee plus $1.

· Byng Island, Dunnville – Saturday, July 13 starting at 9 a.m. No entry fee. Prizes for biggest fish, most fish caught, prettiest fish and smallest fish.

Depending on which of the 11 GRCA parks you visit, you can catch walleye, bass, trout, perch, pike, channel cats, crappie and other species.

· Although no licence is required, anglers must still follow the Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations.

· Visitors to GRCA parks must pay regular admission fees.

· Information on GRCA parks is at www.grandriver.ca/parks.

· Information on fishing in the Grand River watershed is available on the GRCA website in the “Fishing” section under “Recreation”.

· Information on Family Fishing Week can be found at www.ontariofamilyfishing.com .