Looking for a fun and FREE activity for the kids this summer? The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) has learn-to-fish programs taking place at locations throughout the province in July and August. Kids will learn angling basics, including rod set-up, how to cast and catch fish. Instructors will also teach participants about the different fish species found in local waters. Equipment is provided, and youth under 16 do not require a licence. FFSBC also offers learn-to-fish sessions for adults: see the pdfs below for dates and times, and visit FFSBC’s website to download a program guide.
Lower Mainland and Interior L2F Program Schedule
Vancouver Island L2F Program Schedule
Already know how to fish but don’t have the gear? The FFSBC also offers a free rod loan program at selected locations around the province.
Both the Learn-to-Fish and Rod Loan programs are supported through grants from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. By encouraging participation in angling, HCTF hopes that more British Columbians will gain an appreciation of the outdoors, and assist in the conservation of the province’s fish, wildlife and habitats.