Fish for the Future – This Saturday!

6 07 2007

It’s coming… Tomorrow.

Have you wanted to teach your kids how to fish but don’t necessarily know how to fish yourself?  Want your children to lose that “XBox flab”?

I’ve been volunteering for the past few years at this event.  It’s great!

Fish for the Future 2007 from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday July 7th.
 
The festival will take place at the No. 2 Road Pier (London’s Landing) in Steveston. This will be the fifth annual event and there are some exciting new additions that all can look forward to.

With the support of the BC Family Fishing Weekend and National Fishing Week, this is a community event hosted in Steveston. A variety of activities usually take place during the event. The event is FREE, kids who do not have a fishing rod can borrow one during the event. The whole purpose of the event is to promote family fishing, as well as bringing awareness of various environment issues to the general public.

Please note that parking is limited so it is best to car-pool or cycle to the event. Juvenile tidal fishing licenses will be available to those who are under the age of 16 and they are free. For adult tidal license, please visit Berry’s Bait and Tackle. Limited amount of bait will also be supplied. Food is not available on site. The closest place is a cafe on No. 2 Road just north of the pier. Drinks (pop and water) will be available on site.

This year’s exhibitors will include:

BC Hydro PowerSmart – “Turn it off!”
Burns Bog Conservation Society – Bog and Game Booth
Chilliwack/Vedder River Cleanup Coalition
Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC – Mini Fishing Lessons
Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society – Birds of Prey
Seymour Salmonid Society – Salmon Education

Ongoing activities during the event will include:

Arts and crafts
Fish species station
Fishing for Tidal Fraser River fish
Fly tying workshops
Flycasting clinics
River fishing clinics

 
In a nutshell:  A GREAT time for kids and their parents.  We’ve even had “older” adults ask about how to get into fishing.  We help people learn the basics of river resource stewardship, starting with the simple act of handling fish carefully after catching them.  Lots of demonstrations.  The birds of prey are cool!
 

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