Learn to Fish Days - Saturday, July 9th or Sunday, July 10, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 2:00pm

The BCGEU Area 04 Cross Component Committee is, once again, holding a "Learn to Fish"  children’s event on Saturday July 9th or Sunday, July 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery, located at 34345 Vye Road, Abbotsford, BC.

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. has created an exciting initiative to introduce angling to new users in an educational, fun and dynamic way.  We are really excited to be part of a program that is tied into the BC School Curriculum through Science, Social Studies, English, P.E. and Personal Planning. 

The cost of this event is $5.00 per child. Children must be 5 or older to participate, no exceptions.

The program (age specific) covers the following topics:

  • Fish identification and basic biology – life cycle and anatomy - concepts are reinforced using games and an interactive story board (age dependant);
  • Habitat – importance of keeping our freshwater ecosystems clean and healthy;
  • Rods, Reels and Lines – teaches the function of a drag and different types of reels and lines available to anglers;
  • Tackle and accessories – explores various types of bait, lures and other fishing accessories;
  • Knots and equipment set up – hands on knot tying and setting up of their own gear for a day of fishing;
  • Casting and retrieving – casting instruction, practice and competition on accuracy;
  • Proper fish handling – teaches how to hold those slippery suckers, to remove the hook properly, proper revival and release of fish;
  • Freshwater Fishing Regulations and water safety;
  • Where, when and how to catch a fish – an hour of fishing on their beautiful stocked ponds on the hatchery site.

The hatchery supplies the rods, bait, lures, nets and all other necessary equipment. We ask for parent/adult participation and assistance throughout the lesson.

Hot dogs, drinks (including water) and chips will be provided. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather!

There is a limit of 30 children per day, ages 5 and older, for this event (not including parents/adults).

Please complete the attached registration form (copy more forms as needed – thanks!) and mail with your payment as soon as possible to the Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 – 198A Street, Langley, BC V2Y 0A9 so it reaches us no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2016.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

In solidarity

Kevin Hagglund

Staff Representative on behalf of

Area 04 Cross Component Committee

Download PDF of registration form here. 

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