The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC celebrates Family Fishing Day on Saturday, June 18 at its Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery pond in Abbotsford.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and offers activities for freshwater fishers of all experience levels.
For beginners, Freshwater Fisheries staff at the Learn to Fish booth will assist with casting techniques, proper fish handling and getting the fishing rod ready. Rapala fishing gear may be borrowed for free from the hatchery.
Due to the popularity of this event, guests who wish to take a turn at the fish pond are asked to register for a time on arrival.
Fishing sessions last 20 minutes and fill quickly. Those who plan to keep their catch are reminded to bring a cooler.
In addition to fishing, there are arts and crafts stations, tours of the fish hatchery, a concession stand, door prizes and a live fish release at 12:50 p.m. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
Activities are free, and participants do not have to purchase a fishing licence. The hatchery is located at 34345 Vye Rd.