We were at the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery on Saturday June 16th, taking in the festivities of Family Fishing Day. This year was the 19th annual province wide fishing event! It is a day for families to come out and fish for free without having to purchase a license. It’s a great way for families to get outdoors and experience to pure joy of fishing, with many of the youngsters catching their very first fish!
Knowledgeable volunteers were on hand to help parents and children bate their hooks and cast their reels. Conservation Officers were also around, measuring the fish the children caught and educating them on basic fishing regulations. Families were able to take home one fish per child, if the child caught the fish. At the end of the day each child was handed a bucket with a trout inside to replenish the ponds with more fish.
We would like to congratulate Dean Worrall on winning the Bass Pro fishing rod we raffled off.A big thank-you goes out to the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC who hosted the Family Fishing Day event in Abbotsford!
We hope everyone who came out had a fantastic time and we hope to see you again next year!