Mace Desilets helps his daughter Ellie drop her line into Salmon Arm Bay during the 2017 Kid’s fishing derby in Salmon Arm. -image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer.

Family fishing weekend events to be held across the Okanagan-Shuswap

Weekend coinciding with Father’s Day, a chance for quality time with family

Timed to coincide with Father’s Day, Family Fishing Weekend events take place June 15 to 17 2018. In the Thompson-Okanagan there will be 10 free events combining fishing, learning and socializing.

The events will feature hands-on tutorials for beginners or those just looking for a refresher. Loaner rods, reels and tackle are available for those without their own equipment.

Fishing licence requirements are waived for the weekend, meaning Canadian residents can fish licence-free over the three days, although some requirements remain in effect. Details are posted on the BC Family Fishing website and the Fisheries and Oceans website.

Related:Fisheries puts a stop to snagging in Shuswap

“Coordinating events over the Father’s Day weekend is an opportunity to remind people fishing is often a social activity. It’s not only the solitary angler casting on a lake. It’s a way to spend quality time with other people in the outdoors,” says Family Fishing Society of BC President Wayne Saito. “We see all generations at Family Fishing Weekend events from the very young who will be holding a rod for the first time to parents and grandparents proudly sharing their own fishing tips and techniques with the next generation.”

Events will be held in Kelowna at Lambly Lake and Okanagan Lake on June 16. The Okanagan Lake event is a catch-and-release derby trying to find the biggest rainbow trout in the lake.

There will also be an event held at Shannon Lake in Westbank on June 16.

Related:Kids net fish, prizes

The annual Kids’ fishing derby in Salmon Arm is affiliated with the family fishing weekend. The Derby will be held on June 17 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the end of the Salmon Arm wharf. It is open to all children 12 and under.

There will also be a Family Fishing Day event at Chain Lake near Princeton on June 16.


@SalmonArm
sports@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

LETTER: Thanks to all who ran in election

To those that were elected, I look forward to your collective stewardship

Kettle Valley Steam Railway holds train ride of terror

Summerland tourist train will have Halloween-themed events

Ballet Kelowna to kick off 16th season with pair of premiers

Fresh off performances in Beijing and Toronto, company will perform at KCT Nov. 16 and 17

LETTER: Support candidates who will assist cannabis industry

Cannabis has often provided extra income for fruit growers or paid the bills for students

COLUMN: Life is So Good: A biography to remember

George Dawson was African American at a time of great racial discrimination

B.C. sailor surprised by humpback whale playing under her boat

Jodi Klahm-Kozicki said the experience was ‘magical’ near Denman Island

VOTE: Nature in Focus reader’s choice photo contest

The Penticton Western News Reader’s Choice photo contest

Who is running in Summerland’s election?

Introducing you to the candidates asking for your vote on Oct. 20

Ovechkin has 4 points as Caps rough up Canucks 5-2

WATCH: Defending champs pick up impressive win in Vancouver

World Junior Hockey fever hits Vernon

Vipers spice up floor ball demonstration at OK Landing School

Shuswap refugee family settles into new, more hopeful life

Father of 10th Syrian family to come to Salmon Arm says learning English, work, top priorities

RCMP seek missing Vernon man

Michael Ramsey, 49, was last seen Oct. 21

B.C. government moves to tighten resource industry regulations

New superintendent will oversee engineers, biologists, foresters

Most Read