FAMILY FUN FISHING DAY Saturday, July 8, 2023
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
This is a FREE activity for families. You do not need an Ontario fishing licence during the July 1 – July 9, 2023 Ontario Family Fishing Week. Sign-in will be at a booth set up by the Bluewater Anglers in Centennial Park near the “fishy” fountain in the parking lot just south of the end of London Road at Front Street. Everybody must sign in to receive a bucket that can be used to collect your gobies and get your ticket for a free hot dog & pop back at the weigh-in at the Hatchery. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. A limited number of fishing rods and bait will be available at the sign-in booth.
You will fish as a family. If your children have brought friends, they will count as part of your family for the derby. Boundaries are from Ferry Dock Hill to the Government Docks. Bluewater Angler volunteers will be in the fishing area to assist you as well as measure any fish other than gobies. This will allow you to live release the fish you do not want to keep.
The weigh-in is at the Hatchery (... Waterfront Park, north of the Bluewater bridges in Pt. Edward) between 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM. Bring your bucket of gobies to be weighed-in and redeem your ticket for a hot dog & pop. There are prizes for the most gobies caught. The number of gobies caught divided by the number of people fishing in your group gives you your total score. There will be a variety of prizes in the biggest fish category.
NOTE: The $100 Bluewater Anglers member big fish prize does not apply to this family event.
The event will be held if it is raining. The event will be cancelled if there is thunder and lightning in the area. There is no make-up date.