A half-day and you’ll be hooked. That’s all it takes when you can learn with some of the folks who know British Columbia fishing best.
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC hosts an introductory, half-day Learn to Fish program appropriate for kids age 5 to 15 and their families.
Each year, about 25,000 people across the province participate in this program, learn the basics of how, when and where to catch fish in fresh water.
Based at the society’s Visitor Centres in Abbotsford, Clearwater and Fort Steele, near Cranbrook, lessons are held at lakes in municipal and provincial parks throughout the Lower Mainland, southern Vancouver Island, Kootenays and Thompson-Okanagan.
- Fish identification and biology
- Habitat and conservation
- Rods, reels, lines and tackle
- Knot tying
- Proper fish handling and ethics
- Safety and fishing regulations
- Casting and retrieving
- Where, when and how to catch fish
- Hands-on fishing (all tackle and equipment provided)
The society also offers a popular Learn to Fish Guide: A Beginner’s Guide to Freshwater Fishing in BC – check it out here.
Currently, families and small groups of up to 10 participants can now register for an in-person sessions at select locations – visit gofishbc.com/Events to look for coming dates and locations. Pre-registration is required.
Fishing birthday parties and educational programs are also available.For questions, or to organize a group booking, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC at gofishbc.com