Fishing is free this Father’s Day weekend

Father’s Day weekend is about spending time with Dad. And what better way to have fun in the outdoors than freshwater fishing as a family?

  • Jun. 17, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Father’s Day weekend is about spending time with Dad. And what better way to have fun in the outdoors than freshwater fishing as a family?

During the 16th annual Family Fishing Weekend, held over Father’s Day weekend June 19 to 21, Canadian families throughout the province may borrow equipment, learn more about freshwater fishing, partake in a variety of activities or simply enjoy spending time together fishing B.C.’s lakes, rivers, streams, and tidal waters. And for the duration of the weekend families may fish without needing to purchase a licence.

A Family Fishing Weekend event will be held Saturday, June 20 at Alpine Meadows Resort on Hallamore Lake (located about 25 km south of Clearwater on Dunn Lake Road).

Activities will start at 9 a.m. with learn to fish lessons.

Fishing at Hallamore Lake will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, with boats and rods available.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. a free barbeque lunch will be served to participants.

“Whether you are learning together or spending a day enjoying a sport that you have enjoyed together for a long time Family Fishing Weekend is a great way for the whole family to spend time together with Dad,” said Michele Dusterhoft, president, Family Fishing Society of BC. “It brings novices and experts together to enjoy what the sport has to offer in a fun environment.”

Hosted by The Family Fishing Society of BC and volunteer led community groups, over 50 Family Fishing Weekend events across the province will feature hands-on help for beginners and celebrate the tradition of recreational fishing in BC. Loaner rods, reels and tackle are provided for those who do not have their own gear.