The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority invites the public to join us on Saturday April 25, 2009 at St. Johns Conservation Area for the opening of Trout season. The first cast will take place at 12:00 noon. A valid Fishing Licence is required and conservation limits will apply. Check the Ontario Fishing Regulations for further information
Tony D’Amario, CAO/Secretary-Treasurer of the Conservation Authority comments â€œfishing is a popular activity and St. Johns Conservation Area offers a perfect setting for this sport. Each year, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority stocks the pond with Rainbow Trout, in an effort to provide anglers of all ages an opportunity to fish in Niagaraâ€™s own coldwater stream, while enjoying the scenic beauty of St. Johns.â€ He adds â€œthe Conservation Authority has provided this opportunity for the public to enjoy since 1963. This year, in celebration of the Conservation Authorityâ€™s 50th Anniversary, board and staff members will be on hand to host a hot dog barbeque on opening day.â€
In addition to fishing, the site features wheelchair accessible facilities and an abundance of natural beauty and scenic trails. Visitors can enjoy the unique network of trails in the Carolinian Forest Tulip tree stand and variety of songbirds, making it an ideal spot for those who enjoy a quiet appreciation of nature.
Admission is FREE and voluntary donations are encouraged. Funds raised will be used for an exciting new re-development project at Jordan Harbour. Information will be on display at the event.
St. Johns Conservation Area is nestled on the border of Fonthill and Thorold. Directions: To reach St. Johns from the QEW Niagara take Exit 57 (Victoria Avenue) and travel south to Hwy. 20. Turn east (left) and proceed to Pelham Street in Fonthill. Travel north (left) on Pelham Street to where it joins with Hollow & Barron Roads. Follow the lane way ahead to the park entrance.
For more info., contact: Mary Stack, Director, Communications (905) 788-3135 ext. 242