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Free fishing on Father’s Day weekend

The Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association is promoting B.C. Family Fishing Weekend at their pond. - Submitted
The Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association is promoting B.C. Family Fishing Weekend at their pond.
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Kids of all sizes and ages, including “big” kids are invited to spend time on Father’s Day weekend, June 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., fishing for trout out at the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association.

The pond is stocked and no licence is required. Fish and Game members will supply bait, untangle gear and clean fish and any other assistance necessary to ensure you have a great time.

Some loaner rods will be available for those who have no fishing gear or new to the sport, but they are limited this year so please try to bring a rod and reel.

The event is so popular, we ask the anglers on the wharves to fish for a while and then allow others, especially the kids, a chance to fish safely.

Fish and Game members will be monitoring the area and checking to ensure fish limits are adhered to.

The B.C. Family Fishing Weekend is an annual event designed to introduce fishing as a recreational pastime, develop new anglers and have fun with friends and family.

The Province supports the event by offering the three-day free freshwater licence opportunity.

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. provides the healthy trout for visitors’ catching pleasure.

Courtenay Thrifty Foods will be providing a complimentary snack and beverage, for which the CDFGPA is extremely grateful. Take advantage of this wonderful event for some quality family time.

 

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