Oziles is the gateway to beautiful Petrie Island. Petrie Island is comprised of the Grandmaitre Ecological Reserve, Stuemer Beach, and the Al Tweedle picnic area. With these three features Petrie Island offers many potential year round activities for outdoor enthusiasts and families!
The Oziles Marina and Tackle shop at Petrie Island is your number one stop for boating and fishing services in the Ottawa area. We are also host to one of the largest ice fishing communities in the Ottawa area.
At Oziles' we offer canoe and kayak rentals, tackle, live bait, storage, docking, small engine repairs, boat launch and ice fishing. Our store hours vary by the season but we are open year round, seven days a week.
It is the end of another ice fishing season and time for our annual sale of ice fishing equipment. Between now and the end of March, we will pay both taxes on any ice fishing equipment in our boutique. In addition anyone wearing a Fish Hawk cap or a Fishing613 tuque will get an extra 5% off. There are limited quantities on some items. Our sale does not include live bait.
A Perfect Day in the name of CHEO
Our local ice fishing community, The Petrie Island Ice Fishermen's Association, recently held an ice fishing derby in one of our bays. It was a perfect day with perfect weather and the derby was a tremendous success.
There were participation prizes for most but it was Mario Croft and Richard Viens who took home prizes for the best fish. Mario Croft pulled in the largest fish, a northern pike at almost 6 pounds. Richard Viens got second prize with a northern pike at just under 5 pounds. Oddly enough, it was Mario Croft again who got third prize for the smallest legally caught fish.
The event had more than 175 participants and raised almost $3,000.00 for the CHEO Foundation to help sick kids in our area.
A big thank-you to organizers Richard Beaudoin and Christine Tessier and all the volunteers who helped make this day possible.
Drone Gives a Spectacular View of the Derby
Shawn Ferrier did a flyover with his drone during the Petrie Island Ice Fishermen's Association ice fishing derby on Saturday, February 18. The video gives us a fantastic view of derby at its peak.
Ontario Ice Fishing Hut and Resources Directory
Oziles' recently hooked up with the Ontario Ice Fishing Hut and Resources Directory. Their site contains many informational documents and resources relative to winter and ice fishing at Petrie Island.
The video is painful to watch but it might help save you in an emergency.
Most know the basics of safety on the ice but this video is a vivid refresher of what to do when you are alone and go through the ice. This video describes what occurs to your body after falling through the ice and how to perform a self rescue. The video was performed under the supervision of trained Fire & EMS professionals. Water depth was 10 feet and a life jacket was used as a safety precaution.
Something every public place in Ontario should have.
We recently received our new AED (automatic defibrillator). This unit, made by Zoll, provides voice commands for not only the use of the unit but also when doing chest compressions. It’s a fool proof unit that we hope we will never need to use. It is located in the store near the office door. If anyone would like to get a brief explanation of its use here’s a link to a video: