Ice fishers reminded to stay safe

To The Haldimand Press

Many of Ontario’s thousands of lakes across the province are host to excellent ice fishing opportunities, and many of Ontario’s angling enthusiasts are taking advantage of the great conditions after the recent cold weather. The Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) would like to remind anglers and anyone venturing onto frozen water bodies to put safety first.

“Winter fishing is the time of year where many anglers are able to access their favourite fishing spots that are inaccessible during the open water season,” said OCOA President Sean Cronsberry, “but anglers need to be sure that ice conditions are safe, and they have the equipment with them to deal with an emergency. By following some simple safety measures, it could save your life, or the life of someone else.”

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