UPDATED 8:30pm, Wed., Feb. 12: Kim Bielek tells My Timmins Now Dot Com that all the spaces have been filled.

The Timmins Fur Council is planning its ninth annual Family Day Fishing Derby next Monday, February 17th on Porcupine Lake.

Fur council president Kim Bielek says the only requirement is that any kid participating is accompanied by an adult.

“We’re going to be providing rods and bait for the kids to fish.  The holes will be all pre-drilled,” she says.  “We’re going to have a barbecue with hot dogs, burgers, sausage.  There’ll be fire pits out there for the kids to warm up and roast marshmallows.”

There will also be several draws for prizes provided by sponsors.

.Bielek says there are one-hour time slots between 10:00am and 2:00pm. You’re asked to pre-register at timminsfurcouncil@gmail.com .

“By doing this,” Bielek explains, “it allows us to put 120 kids through as opposed to having 120 kids on the ice at the same time, which would be a little more difficult.”

Every child must be accompanied by an adult.  The whole thing is free.  You don’t even need a fishing licence, because the province lifts that requirement for Family Day weekend.