We are so fortunate here in the Madawaska Valley to be surrounded by many beautiful lakes that offer a variety of recreational activities for all to enjoy and fishing is one of them. Two local lake associations, Kamaniskeg Area Property Owners Association (KAPOA) and Carson Trout Lepine and Greenan Lakes Associations, together in partnership are excited to offer this free opportunity to those who may never have experienced fishing but would like to learn where to begin or need a refresher. As part of Ontario’s Fish and Wildlife outreach program, their mobile unit was invited to come to our area to give new anglers the opportunity to learn about the basic art of fishing. It is FREE and everyone is welcome. Shown above: photo courtesy Ontario Fish and Wildlife Outreach Mobile Unit
Some of the things you can expect to learn are how to rig, bait and cast a fishing rod; identify local fish species, and how to fish sustainably in Ontario.
Participants will be provided with all necessary equipment and be given the chance to win a door prize compliments of Mad Outdoors. Fish and Wildlife staff along with volunteers will be on hand to assist with the actual fishing portion of the program.
Attendees can enjoy this two-hour event at either 10 am or 1 pm on Sunday August 6th, rain or shine at the Omanique Beach Trail (Lakeshore Drive & Island Lane), Kamaniskeg Lake, Barry’s Bay. This program is offered on a first come, first served basis. You can pre-register to reserve your spot online at https://forms.gle/qACkpMLde8XMsF347 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
About the author: Wendy Wolak has been a seasonal resident of Madawaska Valley for much of her adult life. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Carson Trout Lepine and Greenan Lakes Association since 2016.