News release

Learn To Fish At Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

Celebrate National Wildlife Week by learning to fish at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.

Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, sport fish development officer Andrew Lowles will show participants the safe and proper way to fish.

The free program will begin with a 90-minute presentation, followed by fishing in the park's pond. The program will wrap up with a fish-cleaning demonstration and cooking the catch.

Participants should bring outdoor clothes, rubber boots, hat, insect repellent and sunblock.

Up to 30 people can attend each day and children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 902-758-5316 or e-mail legacycentre@gov.ns.ca to register.

Learn To Fish is jointly sponsored by the departments of Natural Resources and Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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The sport fishing season has begun and anyone who wants to learn this popular sport can attend a free session at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park on April 12th and 13th.

Between 9 a-m and 1 p-m, Fisheries and Aquaculture staff will demonstrate the proper way to fish. The program will be a combination of classroom learning and hands-on fishing, cleaning, cooking and tasting.

Up to 30 people can attend each day. Call 902-758-5316 or e-mail legacy centre at gov dot n-s dot c-a to reserve a spot. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Media Contact:

Bruce Nunn
902-424-5239 Cell: 902-476-6454