Cast a line this week

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

Join the Raisin Re­gion Con­ser­va­tion Au­thor­ity (RRCA) July 5 at the Gray’s Creek Con­ser­va­tion Area for the 18th An­nual Fam­ily Fish­ing Day.

A free, fun-filled day is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with prizes, bar­be­cue, and fish­ing along Gray’s Creek. New this year will be face paint­ing by a lo­cal artist.

“Our Fam­ily Fish­ing Day is al­ways held dur­ing Li­cense-Free Fam­ily Fish­ing Week, so par­tic­i­pants don’t have to worry about ob­tain­ing a li­cense for the event. Our event in­tro­duces re­spon­si­ble fish­ing tech­niques along with fish iden­ti­fi­ca­tion tips,” says Lissa Des­lan­des, RRCA Com­mu­nity Li­ai­son.

The event is open to all mem­bers of the public; even those with­out fish­ing gear can par­tic­i­pate as limited fish­ing rods and tackle can be bor­rowed from the RRCA at the event.

“Our event typ­i­cally at­tracts hun­dreds of par­tic­i­pants from ex­pe­ri­enced an­glers to be­gin­ners. There will be sev­eral prize cat­e­gories, from largest fish caught to the small­est,” adds Ms. Des­lan­des.

Gray’s Creek Con­ser­va­tion Area is lo­cated at 18045 County Road 2, just east of Corn­wall. With op­por­tu­ni­ties for shore­line fish­ing, ma­rina, boat launch, na­ture trails and pic­nic area, it’s easy to see why Gray’s Creek is a lo­cal favourite spot for fam­i­lies to gather and en­joy the out­doors.

Come see why the St. Lawrence River and its trib­u­taries are a sought-af­ter fish­ery vis­ited an­nu­ally by an­glers from all over North Amer­ica. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.rrca.on.ca or con­tact Lissa Des­lan­des, Com­mu­nity Li­ai­son, (613) 938-3611 ext. 237, Lissa.Des­lan­[email protected]

South Lan­caster

At the same time, the South Lan­caster Fish and Game Club is host­ing a kids fish­ing derby July 6 at the South Lan­caster wharf. To reg­is­ter, call Shawna Rousseau at 613-551-5595.

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HOOKED: Lissa Des­lan­des and young an­glers will be tak­ing part in the Fam­ily Fish­ing Day July 5.

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