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Annual children's fishing derby attracts young anglers to the water

The ideal weather conditions saw 66 young anglers take part in the catch and release derby along the picturesque banks of the Ottawa River.
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A group photo of the event that took place along the Pembroke Waterfront.

Young anglers took part in the annual Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Derby this past weekend.

According to a press release, on Saturday, Aug.13, the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers and auxiliary officers, along with dedicated community volunteers, hosted the children's fishing derby from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Pembroke Waterfront. 

"The ideal weather conditions saw 66 young anglers take part in the catch and release derby along the picturesque banks of the Ottawa River," said media relations officer, provincial constable Shawn Peever.

Prizes were awarded for the biggest and smallest fish, and, with the support of event sponsors, all participants received a prize.   

The event was sponsored by Fishing Forever, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding worthwhile fishing, conservation and education projects. It is also supported by the City of Pembroke, Pembroke Police Service Board, the Police Association of Ontario, Canadian Tire, The Pembroke Mall and Allan's Bait and Tackle. 

According to Bob Izumi, chair of Fishing Forever, there is nothing that puts a smile on a kid's face faster than catching a fish.

"That's why I love to create opportunities for children and families to go fishing," states Izumi. "Fishing is one of the very best ways for parents and other adults to establish productive and healthy relationships with children."

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