Fishing Forever

Fishing is for Everyone

Making the Outdoors Accessible

Fishing is a skill that can be learned and enjoyed by anyone. Through the Fishing Forever program, the B.C. Wildlife Federation helps spread the message that if you have a disability you can still get out and enjoy what nature can offer, though it may require some help you didn’t need before. The Fishing Forever program provides an opportunity where people with disabilities can learn, or continue, to fish and enjoy the outdoors.

About the Program

Fishing Forever has been inspiring communities since 1989, when the idea of the project was first put forward by broadcast journalist, Walt Liimatainen. Since then, the dedicated clubs of the B.C. Wildlife Federation, volunteers and sponsors have spent many a day outdoors helping those who may need a little extra help to learn how to fish and enjoy the natural offerings around them.

2022 Fishing Forever Events

Every year, BCWF affiliated clubs host Fishing Forever events across B.C. Here is a list of the 2022 events!

May 25, 2022 - Parksville-Qualicum, B.C.

Hosted by: Parksville-Qualicum Fish and game Association

Location: Coombs Country Campground

Time: 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Contact: Jamie Sudyko (E: P: 250.240.2530)

Please email the above to volunteer the day before for set-up or the day of the event to help with the fishing fun.

June 4 & 5, 2022 - Abbotsford, B.C.

Hosted by: Lower Mainland Region, BCWF

Location: Freshwater Fisheries Hatchery, Abbotsford B.C.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact: Rob Moynahan or Chris Albrecht (E:



June 6-10; June 13-17, 2022 - Courtenay, B.C.

Hosted by: Courtenay & District Fish & Game Protective Association

Location: Courtenay Fish & Game Clubhouse

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact: Farley Lock (E:

June 11, 2022 - Osoyoos, B.C.

Location: Strohmans Pond, Osoyoos

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Michael Stiles (E: P: 250.488.5512)

June 15, 2022 - Smithers, B.C.

Hosted by: Bulkley Valley Rod & Gun Club

Location: Tukii Lodge on Babine Lake

Contact: Fay VanHorn (E: P:250.847.9539)

June 18, 2022 - Nelson, B.C.

Hosted by: Nelson District Rod & Gun Club

Location: Cottonwood Lake

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Richard Green (E:

June 19, 2022 - Williams Lake, B.C.

Hosted by: Biff’s Pond and Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association

Location: Biff’s Pond

Contact: Wayne Biffert (E: P: 250.392.7460)

July 17, 2022 - Nanaimo, B.C.

Hosted by: Nanaimo Fish & Game Club

Location: 1325 Nanaimo Lakes Rd.

Contact: John T. Noble (E:

TBD - Vanderhoof, B.C.

Hosted by: Vanderhoof Fish & Game Club

Location: Nulki Lake, south of Vanderhoof

Contact: Ray Klingspohn (E: and Randy Springer (P: 250.567.9693)

TBD- Vernon, B.C.

Hosted by: Vernon Fish & Game Club

Location: Okanagan Lake

Contact: Brian Stacy (E: and Alison Stacey (E:

TBD in 2023 - Prince George, B.C.

Hosted by: Polar Coachmen Flyfishers Association

Location: Ferguson Lake, Prince George

Contact: Brian Smith (E:

TBD in 2023 - Lumby, B.C.

Hosted by: Lumby & District Wildlife Association

Location: Mable Lake Provincial Park

Contact: Dwayne Hackett (E:

We need your support

Fishing Forever relies heavily on its volunteers, clubs and sponsors to help deliver this amazing program. If you would like to join in on the fun please get in touch.

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