Kid-Pro registration slated tomorrow

Registration for the fifth-annual “Kid-Pro” fishing tournament, which is held in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, is slated Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office on Scott Street.
“It’s really simple. All they have to do is fill out a form with their name, age, and birthdate, along with a parent or guardian’s signature,” said Chamber co-ordinator Dawn Booth.
Those who have participated in this derby in the past, and/or have parents competing in the actual FFCBC, are ineligible, Booth added.
There is no registration fee but not everyone is guaranteed spot. A draw will be held July 1 and the number of youngster chosen will depend on how many anglers sign up, noted Geoff Pearce, director of angler services for the FFCBC.
The heat also on to get more FFCBC anglers to participate. So far, only seven have signed up.
“We typically have about 40,” said Pearce. “I’m pretty confident we’ll get enough. . . . A lot of anglers have to sit down and figure out their schedule.”
The deadline for anglers to enter is next Friday (June 28). Those interested can call Pearce at 482-3247.
The “Kid-Pro” derby is a five-hour event that will be held Sunday, July 21 stating at 10 a.m.
Teams have a three-fish limit, with various prizes to be handed out to the top finishers. Each youngster also will get a free T-shirt and tackle box.
In related news, an introductory fishing seminar for the young anglers will be held July 15.