Get hooked on free fishing this Father’s Day weekend

Anglers can cast their lines for free this Father’s Day weekend, as part of the 13th Annual Free Family Fishing weekend.

  • Jun. 14, 2012 2:00 p.m.


This year’s celebration runs from June 15 to 17, and allows Canadian  families to fish for free in most freshwater lakes and non-tidal  streams anywhere in B.C. on all three days. With 47 different events  planned in communities across the province, families have a wonderful  opportunity to learn how to fish and explore our beautiful recreation  sites.

These events are supported by the Family Fishing Weekend Society, which  provides financial assistance and materials, including fishing gear.

The Freshwater Fisheries Society stocks 800 lakes and streams with more  than eight million fish each year. The Habitat Conservation Trust Fund  and Walmart Canada have also contributed funding to support Family  Fishing Weekend. Throughout the province, hundreds of knowledgeable  volunteers will share their advice and passion for fishing with all who  attend.

Families planning to fish at a location outside of a sponsored event  listed on the Family Fishing Society of BC’s website are advised that  people fishing for species requiring a conservation surcharge stamp or  on classified waters will still need to purchase these supplementary  licences. For information on these few exceptions, please consult page 61 of the 2011-13 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis, available

online at:


Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations