Cops Help Kids Cast a LineAugust 4, 2017
Langton, ON: Fishing enthusiasts from across the region will soon be making their way to Langton. The annual Deer Creek Children’s Fishing Derby is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 12.
The event will run from 8:00 am until 1:30 pm at Deer Creek Conservation Area and is open to kids ages 16 and under. The cost to participate is $3.00 for kids 7 and under or $4.00 for kids 8 to 16. Sponsors have donated tons of prizes for the kids in both age categories, with a special prize for the first kid who reels in a tagged fish. Registration for this event begins at 8 am at the pavilion. Day park use admission is required.
The event is sponsored by Fishing Forever, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding worthwhile fishing, conservation and education projects. It is also supported by the Police Association of Ontario, Canadian Tire, Norfolk OPP Detachment, and the Long Point Region Conservation Authority.
According to Bob Izumi, Chair of Fishing Forever, there is nothing that puts a smile on a kid’s face faster than catching a fish. “That’s why I love to create opportunities for children and families to go fishing,” states Izumi. “Fishing is one of the very best ways for parents and other adults to establish productive and healthy relationships with children.”