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Kids get free fishing lesson at Edith Lake

May 24, 2016 11:28 A.M.

Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. offers another of its Learn to Fish sessions Wednesday, May 25, 6-8 p.m. at Edith Lake.

Children and youths aged 5-15 have a chance to pick up basic angling skills and knowledge, including species identification, regulations, proper fish handling, rod rigging and casting.

Youngsters must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 250 – 828 – 3500. All equipment is provided.

Each session includes an introduction to fish biology, fishing ethics, freshwater ecosystems and conservation, along with a hands-on fishing lesson using Rapala rods, reels, and gear.

Led by knowledgeable staff, the session is one of 700 to be given this season at 90 lakes around the province by the society, which is responsible for stocking lakes. Edith is stocked with book and rainbow trout. Learn to Fish sessions attracted more than 27,000 children and adults across the province in 2013.

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