Free family fishing for Father’s Day in B.C.

B.C. is offering licence-free freshwater fishing this Father’s Day weekend

The Province is offering licence-free freshwater fishing this Father’s Day weekend, making it easy for everyone get out and enjoy one of British Columbia’s most popular recreational activities.

The 17th Annual Family Fishing Weekend runs June 17-19, 2016, offering special angling events in 49 communities throughout B.C. – from hatchery tours, to fishing lessons for novices, to beachside barbecues.

These weekend events are being co-ordinated by the Family Fishing Society, a not-for-profit organization run by and for recreational anglers.

The free fishing is open all Canadian residents and is good for most freshwater lakes and non-tidal streams in British Columbia with the exception of 18 restricted trout and steelhead streams. The latest Freshwater Fishing Synopsis has details on these closures and other rules and regulations.

Last year, an estimated 40,000 anglers took advantage of the free licence weekend or the Family Fishing Weekend events throughout British Columbia.

See a full listing of this weekend’s family fishing events: http://bcfamilyfishing.com/events/index.htm

Read the latest freshwater angling rules and regulations: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/docs/1517/fishing_synopsis_2015-17.pdf