Popular Brockville area tackle shop up in flames


For those of you who live in the Brockville-area, the popular tackle shop Dad’s Gone Fishing was  a fixture in the community.


This past Sunday, Brockville-are tackle shop Dad’s Gone Fishing went up in flames in a blaze that officials are calling ‘suspicious’.

Owner Paul Rice has already made it clear he hasn’t given, despite the fire destroying $10, 000 of his own tackle, and over $100, 000 in equipment, he does plan to rebuild ASAP!

“I’m not out of business. I’ll be back,” Rice told the Recorder & Times, after sifting through the ruins of the two-storey wood building in a mostly vain effort to find items to salvage.

Those of you, who followed my Ottawa SUN Outdoors Column from 2002 to 2009, will recall Dad’s Gone Fishing from a fishing tournament they sponsored each June on Charleston Lake.  All the proceeds went to CHEO.

Sadly, it is the people and lives closely associated with such a disaster that are most effected. In the case of Dad’s Gone Fishing, a little slice of heaven has disappeared for now…but not forever!

Thanks to Larry Allison for sharing this sad news with me..and let’s hope for a quick rebuild!


2 thoughts on “Popular Brockville area tackle shop up in flames”

    1. Cathy, that is great news!

      I hope the rebuild takes no time at all…please keep us posted!



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