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Free Fishing this Father’s Day Weekend

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 5:45 AM

Prince George, B.C. – If you’ve been thinking of taking dad out fishing, this weekend would be an opportune time to do so.

The provincial government is offering license-free freshwater fishing this Father’s Day weekend, making it easier to get out and enjoy one of the province’s most popular recreational activities.

The 17th Annual Family Fishing Weekend runs June 17-19 and offers special angling events in 49 communities throughout the province.

The events are being coordinated by the Family Freshwater Society. Last year, the Province estimates 40,000 anglers took advantage of the free license weekend.

In Prince George activities will take place at West Lake on June 18 and 19. For more information and a full listing of communities participating hit the following link:http://www.bcfamilyfishing.com/events/index.htm.


In my opinion I think it is ridiculous that a license is required to fish anyway. It is just another tax.

You still need a license to drive a watercraft even if the fishing is free. Even a canoe or row boat if there is an engine on board including electric troll motors requires a license to operate (plus all the safety gear required).

Be safe on the water this weekend folks, please wear that PFD don’t sit on it and see you on Cluculz if you are there.

the way the weather is going, I wonder if we will be ice-fishing…lol

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