Sunday, June 29, 2012
You Get A Line, I'll Get A Pole
gear use at Cultus Lake August 4
Submitted by Heather Leary/Voice file
Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC's mobile Rod Loan crews will visit Cultus
Lake on Saturday, August 4 from 1 to 4 pm. While crews are onsite, Cultus
Lake visitors have the opportunity to borrow a fishing rod for free.
Crews provide rods, tackle and some tips on how to use the gear to anyone
interested in giving fishing a try.
"It's an opportunity for people who are
enjoying the lake to try something new," says Jessica Borrows, Rod Loan
Program coordinator. "The crews are there to help people of all skill
levels. People who have never held a rod before are able to try catching a
fish and find out a bit more about what fish are in Cultis Lake."
Mobile Rod Loan crews are visiting locations throughout the province
throughout the summer. Location information is available on the
www.gofishbc.com website in the How to
Fish section. Updates are also posted on the Go Fish BC FaceBook Page.
The Go Fish BC! Rod Loan program was introduced in 2011 at visitor centres
in Terrace, Prince George, Williams Lake and Quesnel. Twelve locations have
been added in 2012 at hatcheries in Clearwater, Abbotsford, Fort Steele,
Summerland, Duncan and partner fishing tackle businesses in Chilliwack,
Surrey, Kamloops and Kelowna as well as the Kamloops Visitor Centre and the
Summerland Visitor Centre and Chamber of Commerce.
The Rod Loan program is the result of a
partnership between FFSBC; Tourism BC, Ministry of Jobs Tourism and
Innovation and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.
The FFSBC is a not-for-profit organization funded directly by anglers
through freshwater fishing licence revenues. It provides stocking programs
that support 50 per cent of all fishing in B.C. lakes, conservation fish
culture services for sturgeon recovery efforts and programs to enhance
access to fishing for all British Columbians.
For more information visit the FFSBC's website
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