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Fishing Derby hosted by Exeter Lions

This is the poster for the 2022 Fishing Derby.
Fishing Derby 2022 scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2022
Exeter Lions Club and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation announce 2022 family-friendly fishing derby to take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022 

The fishing derby is back!

The 36th Annual Trout Fishing Derby takes place on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon.

The derby takes place at Morrison Reservoir (Morrison Lake) at Morrison Dam Conservation Area.

The family-friendly fishing derby is sponsored by Exeter Lions Club and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation.

The registration fee is $4 for ages 17 and over.

The registration fee is $2 for ages 16 and under.

As per provincial legislation, any person accessing these waters must be equippped with personal flotation devices.

Dave Frayne, Chair of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation, said “the Conservation Foundation has been a proud partner in the fishing derby for many years and it has been a wonderful way for young people to be active outdoors and to enjoy nature.”

The annual event is ideal for young anglers and is made possible thanks to sponsorship by many local businesses (many of which generously sponsor year after year) who donate prizes and money to purchase prizes for the participants.

The longevity of this event has been possible because of a partnership between the Exeter Lions Club and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation. Each year, the two organizations purchase Rainbow Trout and stock the Morrison Dam Reservoir for the derby.

Participants are also reminded that most Canadian residents need a Fishing Version Outdoors Card and licence to fish in Ontario if they are between the ages of 18 and 64 years old.

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