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TackleShare is coming to Barrie and Benmiller this weekend

TackleShare is coming to Barrie and Benmiller this weekend

Borrow fishing gear for free at Heritage Park in Barrie for Rotary Kids Fishing Day and Falls Reserve Conservation Area in Benmiller

PETERBOROUGH — Whether you are eager to drop a line in the water and try fishing for the first time, or don’t have access to the gear needed to enjoy fishing, the OFAH/OPG TackleShare Program has you covered.

The TackleShare crew will be on site in two locations this weekend with everything anglers need to cast a line, including rods, reels, tackle and bait. Specific to new anglers, the TackleShare crew will deliver an interactive educational workshop, which includes introductory fishing instruction and lessons on aquatic habitat, conservation and water safety.

WHAT: Local media are invited to attend the day’s event, which will feature some fantastic photo and video opportunities highlighting youth learning to fish for the first time, guided by qualified instructors who are eager to pass on their passion for fishing and conservation.

WHERE and WHEN:
Falls Reserve Conservation Area, Falls Reserve Line in Benmiller on Saturday June 24, 7 a.m.

Heritage Park Shoreline, Lakeshore Drive in Barrie on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 9 a.m.

TackleShare is an initiative of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and is proudly supported by Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Visit www.tackleshare.com for details.

TackleShare loans fishing gear to the public at more than 140 loaner sites across Ontario, and brings the gear and hands-on excitement to a variety of events in different locations throughout the summer. TackleShare is designed to break down the barriers that prevent new and young anglers from getting out on the water and enjoying the excitement of fishing. Follow TackleShare on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

OPG is Ontario’s largest, clean electricity provider, and proud title sponsor of the TackleShare program. Water at any of OPG’s 66 hydroelectric stations and 241 dams can become dangerous in seconds. Remember to stay clear and stay safe of hydro dams and stations. Visit www.opg.com/watersafety for more information.

With more than 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 740 member clubs, the OFAH is the largest non-profit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization in Ontario. For more information, visit www.ofah.org.

Media contacts

Alesha Howran
OFAH Conservation Outreach Program Coordinator
705-748-6324 ext. 253
alesha_howran@ofah.org

Neal Kelly
Ontario Power Generation
416-592-4008 or 877-592-4008
media@opg.com
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