Rockwood Park Fishing Derby

 07 June
 Rockwood Park
 142 Lake Dr. S. - E2K - Saint John - Canada
 Andrew Sullivan
Grab your fishing gear and come to Fisher Lakes for Fish NB Day; no licenses required! Prizes will be awarded for the largest trout, perch and sunfish caught by fishers in the age groups 5 and under, and 6 to 16 years old. Winners will be announced at the end of the event and on Bring a bucket to keep your fish alive while waiting for measurements if you plan to catch-and-release. **Park at the Fisher Lakes parking lot** The Saint John Kiwanis Club will be having a fundraising BBQ! Rain or Shine! The fish won't mind. See the Department of Natural Resource’s “Fish 2015” Guide for regulations and bag limits. ______________________________ Our goal is for this fishing derby to be fun, but also safe for both the participants and the fish. We ask that you please observe the following techniques to minimize the impact to fish that are being caught-and-released: - Use single, barbless hooks to reduce damage and time spent out of water removing the hook. Barbed hooks can be modified by pinching the barb flat with pliers. - Do not squeeze fish, support the body gently with both hands. Do not touch the gills or eyes. - Bring a bucket to hold your fish while awaiting measurement, and a scoop to keep the bucket supplied with cool, oxygenated water. By following these safe-handling practices, we can help assure that the fish caught and released will continue to contribute to a healthy population in our lakes.

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