Winter fishing lures families outside

Posted on February 11th, 2009

Ontario Family Fishing Weekend offers outdoor fun and exercise

This winter has been one for the record books in Ontario, with lots of snow and very cold temperatures. Even though it is tempting to hibernate, getting outside and connecting with nature is good exercise, great fun and a sure cure for the winter blues. Ontario Family Fishing Weekend is perfectly timed to offer families a day of winter fishing, with events planned across the province.

From Saturday, February 14, through Monday, February 16, which is Family Day in Ontario, Canadian residents can fish licence-free anywhere that the Ontario Fishing Regulations allow. To make it even easier for novice anglers, O.F.A.H. member clubs, hockey teams and a variety of other clubs and organizations are planning local fishing events.
This is the third year for the winter version of the popular Ministry of Natural Resources program, that is run by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters with help from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association. The summer version of the family fishing weekend is now in its seventeenth year.
There is still time for organizations to get involved and host an event. You can register your event free on the O.F.F.W. website, and O.F.F.W. organizers are available with some helpful tips to get you started. To view the lineup of fishing events and find out how to participate in an O.F.F.W. event, visit www.familyfishingweekend.comWith over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 655 member clubs, the O.F.A.H. is the largest nonprofit, charitable, fishing, hunting and conservation-based organization in Ontario, and the voice of anglers and hunters. For more information, visit www.ofah.org

Chair, O.F.F.W. Committee
705-748-6324 ext 233
Lezlie Goodwin Communications Coordinator
ext 270

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