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Brock Township council to consider ban on fishing at public docks, boat launches

Brock Township council may consider banning anglers from fishing at public docks and boat launches.

A staff report recommending that course of action is included on the agenda for Monday’s (April 12) committee of the whole meeting.

“The practice of fishing from public docks and boat launch ramps is becoming more common and presents safety risks to the public including obstructions or impediments for persons docking or launching vessels in the harbour,” reads the report from Sarah Beauregard-Jones, the Township’s bylaw and animal control supervisor.

The report notes that the proposed amendment would not prohibit people from fishing at the north and south piers at the Beaverton Harbour – just boat launches and docks.

“The amendments would increase the safety of the public and will prevent any obstructions or impediments for persons using any publicly owned dock or boat launch for the purpose of which they are designed,” it reads.

The public portion of the meeting is set to get underway at 10 a.m.

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