Lions fishing derby
The 34th Annual Trout Fishing Derby is on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon at Morrison Dam Reservoir (Morrison Lake), east of Exeter.
This event is sponsored by the Exeter Lions Club and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation.
The registration fee is $2 for ages 16 and under and $4 for ages 17 and over.
As per provincial legislation and regulations, any person accessing these waters must be equipped with personal flotation devices.
The annual event is ideal for young anglers and is made possible thanks to sponsorship by many local businesses (many of which generously sponsor year after year) who donate prizes and money to purchase prizes for the participants.
"We couldn't do it without them," said fish derby committee chairperson Jeremy Straw, of the Exeter Lions Club.
The longevity of this event has been possible because of a partnership between the Exeter Lions Club and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation. Each year, the two organizations purchase rainbow trout and stock the Morrison Dam Reservoir for the derby.
Participants are also reminded that most Canadian residents need a Fishing Version Outdoors Card and licence to fish in Ontario if they are between the ages of 18 and 64 years old.
For more information visit: https://www.ontario.ca/document/ontario-fishing-regulations-summary