Fishing is free this weekend

Fathers Day weekend offers B.C. residents an opportunity to fish the province's waterways for free



This weekend is an ideal time for families to head up to Yellow Lake, as  the 15th Annual Family Fishing Weekend takes place in conjunction with Fathers Day weekend. Families will be able to fish without a licence, making it the ideal way to enjoy Father’s Day weekend outdoors. Hosted by The Family Fishing Society of BC and volunteer led community groups, Family Fishing Weekend events, which are taking place in several regional lakes, feature hands–on help for beginners, fish identification and habitat conservation information and the fun of fishing and catching fish. Loner rods, reels and tackle are provided for those who do not have their own gear.

Family Fishing Weekend is an annual opportunity to fish B.C.’s lakes, rivers, and streams for free, compliments of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Regulations still apply and details are posted at

The Family Fishing Society of BC was established in 2001 to encourage new anglers as well as promote and coordinate Family Fishing Weekend and other angling initiatives targeted toward families and young people. 2014 marks the 15th year of this licence-free fishing weekend.


Fishing events will be held across the Thompson-Okanagan at Hallamore Lake in Clearwater, Kelly Lake in Clinton, Jewel Lake in Grand Forks, Jewel Lake in Greenwood, Walloper Lake in Kamloops, Okanagan Lake and Lamby-Bear Lake in Kelowna, Kentucky – Aleyne Lakes in Merritt, Chain Lake in Princeton, Shuswap Lake in Salmon Arm, and Shannon Lake in Westbank.



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