Family Fishing Weekend – June 14 to 16

Family Fishing Weekend is June 14 to 16 

  • Learn from expert anglers and catch your first fish! 
  • BCWF member clubs welcome families and novice anglers to free fishing events across B.C. 

Family Fishing Weekend is an opportunity to tackle fishing for the first time or indulge in a lifelong passion. B.C. Wildlife Federation member clubs are hosting family-friendly events all over British Columbia in partnership with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. 

From Cowichan to Kootenay Lake, experienced anglers will be on hand to help you bait a hook, tie your first lure and drop a line in the water at a lake brimming with fish. More than 800 lakes and rivers in B.C. are stocked with fish each year using license dollars to support angling. 

No license is required! On the third weekend in June anyone who has lived in Canada for the past 12 months can fish in fresh water for free, without buying a license. Fisheries and Oceans Canada also offers opportunities to fish in saltwater. 

Family Fishing Weekend events often include family barbeques, fly-tying clinics, free rod and tackle loans, children’s fishing clinics, and stream clean-up projects. 

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The following BCWF-affiliated clubs are holding Family Fishing Weekend events: 


Chemainus Rod and Gun Club 

  • Family Fishing Derby 
  • Fuller Lake, Ladysmith 
  • June 16, 5 am to 2 pm; weigh-in 1 pm 
  • Larry Wasden 

Ladysmith Sportsman Club 

  • Bush Creek Hatchery 
  • June 15, 10 am to 3 pm 
  • Jason Murray 

Valley Fish & Game Club 

Victoria Fish & Game Protective Association 

  • June 15, 9 am to 4 pm 
  • Victoria Fish & Game Club 
  • 700 Holker Place 
  • Andrew Lemon, 

Gold River Fish and Game Club 

Courtenay & District Fish & Game Protective Association  


Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. 

  • Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery, Abbotsford 
  • June 15, 8 am to 1 pm 


Kamloops and District Fish and Game Association 

  • Father’s Day Fish Out 
  • Walloper Lake 
  • June 16, 10 am to 2 pm 
  • Dave Helmer 

Princeton Fish and Game Association 

  • Kids Fishing Day 
  • Chain Lakes Campsite 
  • June 15, 10 am to 2 pm 
  • Every child registered will win a prize. Hamburgers and hotdogs for all attendees. 
  • Al Lay


Kitimat Rod & Gun Association 

  • 386 Haisla Blvd, Kitimat 
  • June 16, 10 am to 2 pm 


Revelstoke Rod and Gun Club 

Creston Valley Rod & Gun Club 

Lake Windermere District Rod and Gun Club 

Nelson District Rod & Gun Club 

  • Fishing Forever, Cottonwood Lake 
  • Saturday, June 16, 9 am to 5 pm

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