Whatever your age, gender, or ability, you can get involved in fishing. It’s a great way to connect with nature, relieve stress, and socialize with friends.
Fishing is one of the few family activities that can truly connect generations from grandchild to grandparent. It’s a great way to get youth involved in a fun, healthy activity and to connect with the natural environment. Studies show that the likelihood of taking up fishing as a lifelong pastime drops drastically after youngsters reach the age of 15. However, those who are introduced to fishing as a child continue to fish into adulthood.
If you have never fished before it’s easy to get started. You can sign yourself or your family up for one of the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s (FFSBC) Learn to Fish programs, offered throughout the province of BC.
Through the FFSBC’s Fishing in the City program, there are now a number of easily accessible lakes close to urban centres stocked with plenty of fish and has great shore access for fishing, making them a perfect fit for the new angler.
Download our Beginners Guide to Freshwater Fishing in BC for great tips for taking kids fishing!