Go Fish in the rain at Dixon Lake

Learning to fish takes a good amount of concentration as shown by this youngster during the June 5, GoFish BC Learn to Fish Day hosted at Dixon Lake by Barriere Nature Kids. (C. Staples photo)Learning to fish takes a good amount of concentration as shown by this youngster during the June 5, GoFish BC Learn to Fish Day hosted at Dixon Lake by Barriere Nature Kids. (C. Staples photo)
Stephanie McCrea and family during the Learn To Fish event June the 5, at Dixon Lake near Barriere. (S. Munro photo)Stephanie McCrea and family during the Learn To Fish event June the 5, at Dixon Lake near Barriere. (S. Munro photo)
GoFish BC’s Learn To Fish facilitators, Emily and Maddy, instruct families during the Learn To Fish Day hosted by the Barriere Nature Kids group at Dixon Lake on a rainy Sunday, June 5. (C. Staples photo)GoFish BC’s Learn To Fish facilitators, Emily and Maddy, instruct families during the Learn To Fish Day hosted by the Barriere Nature Kids group at Dixon Lake on a rainy Sunday, June 5. (C. Staples photo)
Members of the Munro family were not deterred by the pouring rain as they perfected their fishing knots during the GoFishBC Learn to Fish Day hosted at Dixon Lake by Barriere Nature Kids, on Sunday, June 5. (C. Staples photo)Members of the Munro family were not deterred by the pouring rain as they perfected their fishing knots during the GoFishBC Learn to Fish Day hosted at Dixon Lake by Barriere Nature Kids, on Sunday, June 5. (C. Staples photo)
Families learn to fish together at Dixon Lake on a very rainy Sunday, June 5, during a GoFish BC Event hosted by Barriere Nature Kids. (C. Staples photo)Families learn to fish together at Dixon Lake on a very rainy Sunday, June 5, during a GoFish BC Event hosted by Barriere Nature Kids. (C. Staples photo)
A day long downpour of rain didn’t hinder enthusiastic families from learning to tie fishing knots during the GoFish BC Learn To Fish Day hosted by Barriere Nature Kids at Dixon Lake on Sunday, June 5. (C. Staples photo)A day long downpour of rain didn’t hinder enthusiastic families from learning to tie fishing knots during the GoFish BC Learn To Fish Day hosted by Barriere Nature Kids at Dixon Lake on Sunday, June 5. (C. Staples photo)

“Despite all the rain, our inaugural event went very well,” reported event organizer Ceryne Staples.

“The folks from GoFish BC made the trip up to Dixon Lake from Kamloops bright and early on Sunday morning to set up educational information and fishing rods for Barriere Nature Kids’ Learn to Fish Day,” said Staples.

The facilitators also brought posters, photographs, and even some tiny preserved fish eggs and fry for the kids to look at.

“With five families and seven kids participating, the dock was a perfect place to try our newfound skills,” said Staples, “We practiced tying knots, learned about fish biology and proper handling techniques, and then got to practice casting off the dock. “Thanks so much everyone for coming out, and to GoFish BC for providing us with the opportunity.”

About Barriere Natures Kids: Barriere Nature Kids Club Leaders create and deliver programming for youth. Working alone or with co-leaders, Nature Club Leaders organize and deliver Explorer Days for children and their families across the province, going out of their way to educate and inspire their youth members about nature. Nature Mentors share expertise, skills and knowledge about the natural world with young families in their community on Explorer Day field trips. Club Membership: Family memberships are $35 per year, thanks also to caring donors who have set up a bursary fund to assist when required. Find them on Facebook.

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