Learn to fish at Kamloops-area lakes

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. is inviting families to expand their outdoor adventure horizons with free family fishing activities near Kamloops.

Held in provincial parks, learn to fish programs offer introductory level instruction on freshwater fishing in B.C., while the rod loan program offers families the opportunity to explore fishing independently.

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Learn to fish programs for those ages five to 15 and their families will be held at Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park on Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25 (10 a.m. to noon), Walloper Lake on Aug. 5 and 19 (10 a.m. to noon), Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park on Aug. 12 (10 a.m. to noon) and Paul Lake Provincial Park on Aug. 22 (10 a.m. to noon). Rod loan locations will be at Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park on Aug. 4, 11, 13, 18 and 25 (noon to 2 p.m.).

Permanent Rod Loan sites include the Clearwater Trout Hatchery, the Cache Creek Visitor Information Centre, the Kamloops Visitor Centre, the Logan Lake Visitor Centre and the Baillie House Visitor Centre in Merritt, where the public can visit during business hours and borrow a rod and tackle for free.

For more information on Learn to Fish and Rod Loan programs, go online to gofishbc.com.

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