Originally Published by NorthumberlandNews.com, March 19, 2017

COBOURG — The Town of Cobourg is inviting residents near Cobourg Creek and Peace Park, fishers and other interested parties to attend a public information session and discussion regarding fishing in Cobourg Creek.

During this meeting, town officials, Cobourg police and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) will explain the various laws and hold an open discussion regarding fishing practices in the area as well as concerns.

The Municipality of Port Hope has recently discussed the idea of a creating a fishing pass to curb illegal activity on the Ganaraska River — but the MNRF is opposing the program.

Port Hope Mayor Bob Sanderson and council received a staff report from the parks, recreation and culture department on Feb. 7 outlining recommendations for implementing a municipal access fishing pass while suggesting to petition the ministry to revise the Ontario fishing regulations to prohibit night fishing on the Ganaraska River.

If approved, anglers ages 18 to 65 fishing in the municipality between Monday and Friday would be required to purchase and visibly display a $40 pass before casting their rod in the river.

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