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Kids and Cops cast a line at fishing derby in Buckhorn

Local police officers will be joining young anglers to cast a line during the 5th Annual Kids Fishing Derby, Sunday, May 25.

Hosted by the Harvey Community Policing Committee, this derby will run from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Sunrise Resort on Lower Buckhorn Lake.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. All participants are asked to bring their own rod, reel and life jacket but if they don’t have equipment there are rods available to borrow. Bait will be provided.

Three trophies donated by Sunrise Resort, Three Castles Resort and the Buckhorn Tourist Association will be awarded for the heaviest weight and a fourth trophy, donated by the Harvey Community Policing will be given out for the largest fish.

The anglers can look forward to meeting members of the Peterborough OPP Marine unit and a BBQ lunch after the event.

The derby 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, Sunrise Resort, Three Castles Resort, the Toronto Sportsmen Show, Harvey Community Policing and the Buckhorn Tourist Association.

Fishing Forever chair Bob Izumi is an avid supporter of recreational fishing for both the young and the young at heart.

“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.”

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