Expert Anglers to Document Fish Diversity on the Ottawa River During 24-Hour Fish-a-thon

How many species of fish can one catch while fishing on the Ottawa River for 24 hours? This week we're going to find out!

Press Release

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.

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Meredith Brown
Riverkeeper and Executive Director, Ottawa Riverkeeper
Office: (613) 321-1120 | Mobile: (613) 864-7442

Lawrence Gunther
President, Blue Fish Canada