June 22nd, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario
For Immediate Release
Blue Fish Canada in partnership with Ottawa Riverkeeper has organized a 24- hour fish-a-thon to take place June 25th-26th on the Ottawa River to showcase the tremendous variety of fish species (over 85) that call the river home.
“It’s our intention to raise public awareness of the incredible diversity of the Ottawa River’s rich aquatic ecosystem that exists right at our doorstep,” states Meredith Brown, Riverkeeper and Executive Director of Ottawa Riverkeeper.
Special guests will be joining Lawrence Gunther to catch and release fish species including: Northern Pike, Muskellunge, Walleye, Large and Small Mouth Bass, Catfish, Drumb, Carp, Gar, Perch and all manner of panfish.
“The Ottawa River is an amazing fishery”, says Lawrence Gunther, President of Blue Fish Canada, “no other capital city in the world has the numbers and variety of fish found in the Ottawa River.
Members of the media are invited to join Lawrence or observe the action directly from a second media boat. Live updates will be published in real-time on Facebook (Ottawa.Riverkeeper, Lawrence Gunther), Instagram and Twitter (@ottriverkeeper and lawrencegunther). Lawrence and his guests will be fishing aboard a 20-foot multi species fishing boat provided by Orleans Boat World and Sports. The event will be staged out of Ozile’s Marina located at 1009 Trim Road Orleans (Ottawa), and will begin at 8am on Thursday June 25th and end on Friday 8am June 26th.
A Q&A session with Media is scheduled for Friday June 26th from 9AM to 10AM at Ozile’s Marina.
Special Guests Include
- John Anderson from the Ottawa River Musky Factory
- Rob Jackson from RJ and Birdy Outdoors
- Yvonne Brown from Fishing 101 for Women
- Yanick Loranger from Ottawa River Guided Adventures
- Nigel Touhy, Winner of the 2014 Ottawa River Shootout Classic
- Receive live updates on: Facebook: Ottawa.Riverkeeper, Lawrence Gunther
- Twitter and Instagram: @ottriverkeeper @lawrencegunther
- Hashtag for Twitter & Instagram: #OttRivFishathon #PêcheRivOutaouais
Riverkeeper and Executive Director, Ottawa Riverkeeper
Office: (613) 321-1120 | Mobile: (613) 864-7442