Family Fishing Afternoon

New Location: Mouth of Gray's Creek (South of County Road 2)

Friday, July 5, 2024 (1 pm - 4 pm)

RRCA's Family Fishing Afternoon, sponsored by Ontario Power Generation, is taking place Friday, July 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the mouth of Gray's Creek on the St. Lawrence River (south of the County Road 2 bridge over Gray's Creek).

The free event lets young anglers and their families try their hand at catching fish while also having a chance to win several prizes through a friendly fishing competition. A fishing licence is not required, as the event takes place during Ontario’s licence-free fishing week.

The popular RRCA community event is a fun way for families to learn about the region’s native fish species, practice proper fishing techniques, and spend quality time in nature.

While all ages are welcome, anglers 16 and under will have a chance to win prizes awarded for several categories, including biggest fish, smallest fish, and most invasive species caught. Seasoned anglers will be on hand to coach participants, and RRCA staff will help measure and identify the afternoon's catches. Participants are strongly encouraged to observe proper fishing and water safety practices.

For those without fishing equipment, the RRCA will be lending out rods, hooks, bobbers, and bait, while supplies last, thanks to the conservation authority's participation in the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters’ TackleShare fishing equipment loaning program.

Gray’s Creek Conservation Area is located at 18045 County Road 2, just east of Cornwall. Its shoreline fishing access, marina, boat launch, nature trails and picnic area make it a popular spot for local families to gather and enjoy the outdoors. 

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