The annual Peter Larmand Outdoors Kids Charity Fishing Tournament officially has a new home in Smiths Falls.
“We are excited to announce that we have been welcomed with open arms and the 11th Annual Peter Larmand Outdoors Charity Fishing Tournament has a new home,” said Peter Larmand, event organizer. “Lower Reach Park in Smiths Falls will be the location for the event this coming May 13.”
Previously the event has been held in Rideau Ferry.
Last year the event had 85 young anglers ranging from ages 2 to 18, with 1557 fish caught, all of which were released to be caught another day.
This year with the new location Larmand hopes to attract more of the local young anglers. The purpose of the event is to get the kids involved in fishing. It helps young anglers who are just starting out to those who are very experienced to learn proper fish handling and release methods and teaches them fishing techniques that can help them when kids are out on their own fishing.
The fishing runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m, with a break for lunch. Lunch is provided to all participants.
Registration starts at 9:00 am. The cost is $10.00 per child, or $25 for a family of three. Participants will receive a prize regardless if they catch a fish. Anglers are divided into age groups: ages 5 and under, ages 6 to 8, ages 9 to 12 and ages 13 and up.
The top three in each age group will walk away with a prize pack and a medal. The angler with the most fish caught will also receive a trophy for their efforts. Money raised will go to Jump Start and be used locally.
This event wouldn’t be possible without the support from great local companies such as Hunt & Dopson Insurance, Andress’ Independent Grocers, A& B Ford, The Rideau Winery, George’s Marine and Sports, Tammy’s Nails just to name a few.
For more information visit www.peterlarmand.com or the event’s Facebook page.
First appeared in the May issue of Hometown News.