Family Fishing Day returns to the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery on Saturday, June 16. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Family Fishing Day returns to Abbotsford

Event on Saturday, June 16 at Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery

The Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery is holding a grand reopening on Saturday, June 16 in conjunction with the Family Fishing Weekend

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and offers a full range of Family Fishing Weekend activities, as well as tours of the updated visitor centre and the new pavilion, all located at 34345 Vye Rd. in Abbotsford.

The visitor centre has been spruced up with updated information and more user-friendly signage to create a more welcoming space for the more than 10,000 people who make a trip to the hatchery each summer.

A pavilion at the pond has been added to provide more flexibility to enjoy a fishing experience in the sun or the rain, offering a covered area to convene or have lunch while at the hatchery.

Family Fishing Weekend registration for a fishing time slot at the hatchery pond begins at 8 a.m.

Rapala fishing rods are available at no charge for anyone who wants to fish but doesn’t have gear.

Learn to Fish sessions will be offered, covering basic fishing skills as well as tips on using the gear.

Participants can also enjoy themed arts and crafts, a concession and door prizes through the day.

Kids are invited to be part of a live fish release at 12:50 p.m. Hatchery staff will transfer fish into buckets, allowing every child the opportunity to release their own bucket of fish into the Learn to Fish pond.

Prizes will be awarded through the day, including door prizes and derby prizes such as first fish, tagged fish or hidden weights.

Participants are welcome to keep their catch and are encouraged to have a cooler on hand.

Family Fishing Weekend began with a dozen events focused in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan and has grown to offer events in nearly every corner of the province.

Fishing licence requirements are waived for the event, which is supported by the Family Fishing Society.

Visit bcfamilyfishing.com for more information.

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