PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jun 30, 2014) – Young aspiring anglers who would like to try fishing but aren’t sure how to get started or don’t have the equipment can head to Toronto this weekend for two events. The OFAH/OPG Traveling TackleShare program will take place July 5 at Grenadier Pond in High Park and July 6 at Toronto Island Boathouse and will include everything young anglers need to cast a line, including rods, reels, tackle and ace. The OFAH/OPG TackleShare crew will also have an interactive exhibit, with information on invasive species, introductory fishing instruction and lessons on aquatic habitats and conservation. Visit www.tackleshare.com for more information.

Traveling TackleShare is an initiative of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation (OPG).

The media are invited to attend the two events, with great photo and video opportunities of young people learning to fish for the first time, guided by qualified instructors.

When and where?

July 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m

Grenadier Pond, High Park

July 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m

Boathouse on Toronto Island

OFAH operates two lending programs: TackleShare, which lends equipment from more than 140 lending locations in Ontario, and Traveling TackleShare, which brings fishing equipment to various events at different locations during the summer. Both programs aim to break down the barriers that keep new and young fishermen from getting on the water, and to help young people experience the fun and challenge of fishing.

OPG is an Ontario-based electric utility and a proud sponsor of the OFAH/OPG TackleShare and OFAH/OPG Traveling TackleShare programs. Water in one of OPG’s 65 hydroelectric power stations can become dangerous in seconds. Remember to stay clear and stay safe around hydro dams and stations. For more information on water safety, visit www.stayclearstaysafe.ca.

With more than 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 720 affiliated clubs, OFAH is the largest non-profit fish and conservation organization in Ontario. For more information, visit www.ofah.org.