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Fishing frenzy at Mill Dam Park

Families from all over the Pontiac enjoyed some morning fishing by the Mill Dam Park creek in Shawville on Saturday for the annual kids fishing derby.
Organized by the Municipality of Shawville, the event featured door prizes, as well as a touch-a-truck, with a backhoe provided by the municipality and fire trucks from the Shawville-Clarendon Fire Department.
The event was held during Quebec’s annual Fête de la pêche weekend, during which all residents of the province can fish without a permit.
According to Wes Tubman, organizer for the derby, the event is held on the same weekend to prevent any compliance issues with fishing regulations, as well as promote the sport.
“It’s pretty big for the community, you know,” Tubman said. “I’m gonna say there’s probably must be close to 60, 70, people here right now, if not more.”
The municipality stocked the creek with almost 700 trout ordered from . . .

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