Learn to Fish program expands to Port Renfrew

The program is offered at Fairy Lake on Aug. 6 and 20 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC is expanding its summer Learn to Fish program to Port Renfrew.

The program is offered at Fairy Lake on Aug. 6 and 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet at Fairy Lake Campground.

“There is an increasing interest in freshwater fishing across the region, and the best way to facilitate that interest is to make fishing more readily accessible and available. By bringing the programs closer, and providing equipment, there are fewer barriers for people interested in trying the sport,” said Tanya Laird, provincial outreach coordinator.

“Access to programs in their own community will make it easier for youth and their families to experience the sport together.”

Learn to Fish events are hosted on a drop-in basis for youngsters aged five to 15, and their families at provincial park locations.

Participants are asked to arrive on time for the sessions as fishing techniques and ethics are taught in advance of the hands-on portion. Pre-registration is required for most urban programs in regional parks. Children under 16 do not require a freshwater fishing licence to participate.

Learn to Fish events teach fish identification and biology; habitat and conservation; proper fish handling; ethics, safety, and fishing regulations.

Instructors explain fishing tackle (rods, reels, lines, and lures) and knot-tying. Participants get hands on experience while learning about casting and retrieving and tips and techniques for catching fish. All equipment is provided and two-hour programs run rain or shine.

There is no cost to participate.

For a complete listing of Learn to Fish and other programs throughout Vancouver Island visit gofishbc.com.

 

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