New and experienced anglers can learn about fishing, conservation projects and fly tying at the annual Lake Aquitaine Family Fishing Day on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The first 100 children under 16 taking part in the festival will receive a free rod and reel. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate. Children must be present to receive a rod and reel kit. Aquatic biologists from Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) will be on hand to answer questions about fish and fishing. Visitors can also learn how to fly cast and tie flies with the Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club.

The event is held in conjunction with the Family Fishing Festival Weekend in Ontario and participants do not require a fishing licence. The Lake Aquitaine Family Fishing Day is organized by CVC, City of Mississauga, Mississauga Bassmasters, Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club, Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows and Ministry of Natural Resources – Aurora District.

For more information about the festival contact Jon Clayton at 905-670-1615, ext. 502. Lake Aquitaine is located in the City of Mississauga, 6655 Glen Erin Dr., adjacent to Meadowvale Community Centre. Parking is available at the community centre.

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