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Come Catch “Walter“ at the 32nd Annual OFAH Under the Lock Fishing Derby

PETERBOROUGH —The 32nd Annual OFAH Under the Lock Fishing Derby will be held on April 27, 2019, with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) as lead partner.

“The OFAH is thrilled to continue the tradition of this showcase community event, which provides a great outdoors experience for children to participate in alongside their family and friends,” said Angelo Lombardo, Executive Director of the OFAH. “With so many indoor distractions, such as computers and video games, the OFAH is dedicated to getting kids outside to engage with their natural surroundings and to encourage the conservation of Ontario’s fish and wildlife.”

Running from April 27 to May 3, the OFAH Under the Lock Fishing Derby is a terrific way for children to learn the sport of fishing and, hopefully, start them on the road to making it a lifelong passion.

Fish Release at Lift Lock:      Wed. April 24 at 1:00 p.m.

Youth Fishing Derby:             Sat. April 27 at 9:00 a.m.

Over 3,000 Trout will be stocked with 350 tagged fish for prizes. Thanks to the generous support of local businesses, participants can look forward to another year of incredible prizes – everything from fishing rods, tackle boxes, to camping equipment and mountain bikes. As always, the “Big Fish” grand prize package will also be awarded to anyone who catches the elusive, Walter.  This year’s grand prize is a spot at OFAH Get Outdoors Summer Leadership Camp in Minden or a fishing gear package from Shimano for those too young or old to attend camp.

The TackleShare Program will be on-site to deliver interactive educational games about fish identification, aquatic habitat, and water safety.

Registration is required for all participants — just $15 for the first child and $5 for each additional child per family. Registration includes instant prizes and lunch on Saturday only. No prizes will be awarded after 4 p.m. on Saturday, except for the “Big Fish” prize, if Walter is caught prior to May 3 at 4 p.m.  Fishing is open to registered adults ($15 per adult) from Sunday, April 28 at 9 a.m. through Friday, May 3 at 4 p.m.  The daily creel limit is two fish per person.

Proceeds generated from the event will stay local in support of youth and educational initiatives delivered through the OFAH | Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre.

For more information:

Gordon Bowley
Event Co-chair
Phone: 705-742-4323

Shawn Cayley
OFAH Manager of Communications
705-748-6324 ext. 270