On Sat., July 6, 2015 the Bruce Peninsula Sportsmen's Association (BPSA) hosted Kid`s Fishing Day at the BPSA club property on North Acres Rd. just north west of Wiarton. The 350 member BPSA is proud to operate the longest running community fish hatchery in Ontario and has stocked approximately five million Rainbow and Brown Trout since 1962.
Youngsters 12 and under had an opportunity to try their luck at the club pond. Over 170 kids, parents, grandparents and neighbours turned out for a great time and plenty of fast action. For some, it was their first fishing experience and for all, an experience that will not be forgotten. Some caught BIG fish and others caught small fish but the fish caught were all trophies! The young anglers could either release their catch or have them filleted and packaged by BPSA volunteers. Many fish were released and more than sixty were officially weighed in. The sizes ranged from a 1lb. Brook Trout to a 6.8 lb. Rainbow Trout. Prizes were awarded for the 3 largest fish, the smallest fish, and many hidden weight prizes. At the end of the morning every young angler took home a great prize. They also left with a memory of a super day in the outdoors. Many guests at the event enjoyed a tour of the BPSA Hatchery.
1st. Prize Ryan Tackaberry 6.8 lb. Rainbow Trout
2nd. Prize Jake Oatt 4.1 lb. Rainbow Trout
3rd. Prize Eva Serbel 4.0 lb. Rainbow Trout
Smallest Jackson Quesnell 1.0 lb. Speckled Trout
This free community event would not have been possible without dozens of BPSA volunteers and support from many sponsors and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.