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Fishing Derby hosted by Exeter Lions

The 35th Annual Trout Fishing Derby took place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Morrison Dam Reservoir (Morrison Lake) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon.

This family-friendly event is sponsored by Exeter Lions Club and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation.

The registration fee is $2 each for ages 16 and under. It is $4 each for each entrant who is 17 and over.

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

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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