TackleShare Fishing Workshop set for August 13th

Beavermead Campground is pleased to loan fishing gear to new and young anglers keen to try fishing. This exciting program feature at Beavermead Campground is offered in partnership between Otonabee Conservation and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and Ontario Power Generation through the OFAH/OPG Travelling TackleShare Program.

“Children and anyone new to fishing can simply sign out a rod and reel, as well as an assortment of tackle in the same way that they would borrow library material. It’s that easy!”, explains Jessie James, Manager, Conservation Lands Program, Otonabee Conservation. James adds that young anglers under the age of 18 are not required to possess a fishing license; however, anglers between the ages of 18 and 64 must possess a valid fishing license to legally fish in Ontario waters.

In addition to loaning fishing tackle, Beavermead Campground will host an OFAH/OPG TackleShare Fishing Workshop on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as part of Otonabee Conservation’s Discovery Days program.

photo of fish hookThe OFAH/OPG TackleShare crew will have everything anglers need to safely cast out a line, including rods, reels, tackle, and personal flotation gear. The crew will also have an interactive educational display, which includes introductory fishing instruction, information on invasive species and water safety, and lessons on aquatic habitat and conservation. There is no charge to participate in the workshop and pre-registration is not required.

Beavermead Campground is located in the heart of the city, at 2011 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough. Fishing gear is available for loan, to campers and non-campers alike, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Beavermead Campground Gatehouse.

Beavermead Campground is operated by Otonabee Conservation under agreement with the City of Peterborough.