For Immediate Release

Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 – CVC invites all fishing enthusiasts to participate in the Annual Ice Fishing Derby at Island Lake Conservation Area. The event will kick off on Tuesday, Feb. 1 and runs throughout the month.

This year’s event features prizes for first, second and third longest Northern Pike, first longest Black Crappie and first longest Yellow Perch. Participants interested in competing are asked to register to be eligible for prizes. Those who register before Feb. 1 will be entered into an early bird draw for a chance to win a ”Paul Jr. Designs” Roadtrip Grill; donated in part by Coleman Canada and valued at $350.

To be eligible for prizes all fish must be caught and registered at Island Lake Conservation Area during posted hours of operation; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Entry tags should be picked up at the conservation area before fish can be entered. Registration for this event is $30, plus the cost of admission and can be handled in person or by calling 1-800-367-0890.

Throughout the Ice Fishing Derby, participants will have access to ice hut rentals, live bait, snacks and hole auguring. Ice fishing rods are also available on-site. For further information please visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/recandleisure/icefishing.htm or call 1-800-367-0890.

A fishing licence is required for this event, except during Ontario Family Fishing Winter Weekend which runs February 19 to 21. For more details please visit www.familyfishingweekend.com.

Island Lake Conservation Area is located at 673067 Hurontario St. S., Orangeville. Daily admission fees are $4.75 for adults and $2.75 for children (ages 6 to 12) and seniors (ages 60 and over). Derby prizes will be awarded on March 5, 2011.

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Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for over 50 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Marta Marychuk,

Community Relations specialist

Credit Valley Conservation

905-670-1615 ext. 224

[email protected]

INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sandy Camplin,

Conservation Areas Programming Assistant

Credit Valley Conservation

519-941-6329

[email protected]

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