British Columbia Fishing Blog

Fishing Trip Stories, Video Blog, Website Updates...

Welcome to our fishing blog, which takes you along on our fishing trips around British Columbia. This is also where we provide you updates on changes to our website and other related projects.

It’s Salmon Release Time!

Published on April 26th, 2016 by Rodney

In the next few weekends, there will be a series of community salmon release events across the Lower Mainland in British Columbia. These events celebrate the hard work dedicated local river stewards have done throughout the year. They are educational, entertaining and FREE, so excellent for families with young kids that are looking for activities to weekend participate in.

Nicomekl Enhancement Society Open House and Fish Release in Langley
April 30th, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Take a tour of the hatchery and release 30,000 juvenile salmon. More information…

Fingerling Festival at Noons Creek Hatchery in Port Moody
May 7th, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Over 70 exhibitors will be presenting their local stewardshop projects and there will be 40,000 fingerlings for visitors to release in buckets! More information…

Great Salmon Send-Off at Stoney Creek in Burnaby
May 14th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Stoney Creek Environment Committee invites all to release young salmon into Stoney Creek. More information…

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Spring 2016 Updates, Ten Years Later on YouTube!

Published on April 12th, 2016 by Rodney

Here is a video update on what have been happening at Fishing with Rod lately. Our YouTube channel is ten year old as of this week! I also talk about family fishing, upcoming projects with Gibbs-Delta Tackle, Murphy Sportfishing, and the public information sessions which the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC is hosting in the next few weeks.

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Chilliwack’s All About Fishing

Published on February 14th, 2016 by Rodney

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When I started Fishing with Rod back in 2001, I wanted to make sure that some of my energy and time were devoted to positive contribution to this community. We accomplished that between 2003 and 2012 by hosting Fish for the Future in Steveston. That ended after ten years due to other family commitments and the different direction which Richmond is taking as development of the city accelerated.

This year, we will ignite that flame again by reviving an event which used to take place in Chilliwack. Fraser Valley Salmon Society hosted “All About Fishing” back in the early 2000’s but lack of volunteers ended the event after a few years. With the sponsorship from Tourism Chilliwack, Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and Family Fishing Society of BC, I am putting on this event for FVSS again.

Chilliwack’s All About Fishing will happen on March 12th, on the first day of school’s spring break, at the Chilliwack Heritage Park from 9:00am to 5:00pm. We are inviting all of you, new and experienced anglers, young and old, parents and kids, to learn everything about fishing in the Fraser Valley, network with others who share the hobby as you and pass that knowledge to the younger generations. It is a free event! I’ve invited all the experts in the industry so they can share their tips on catching steelhead, salmon, trout and other species.

For more information, please check out the event website and make sure you head to the Facebook event page as well. I look forward to see all of you on March 12th!

Rod

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Q&A Number 3 featuring Kitty!

Published on January 31st, 2016 by Rodney

Q&A Number 3 is now live! Our guest host Kitty answers the ultimate question which has been asked since the day boys discovered fishing… How do you get a girl into fishing? 😉 Thank you all for sending in your questions. We tried to answer all of them but could only fit in so many in 25 minutes. This was a lot of fun to film at Tunkwa Lake Resort even though it was -10C at the time.

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Creating a New Generation of Fish & Wildlife Biologists

Published on December 4th, 2015 by Rodney

Recently we completed several video for Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, which is funded by the conservation surcharges from your freshwater fishing licences. These videos are a series which highlights an important program which HCTF funds.

As part of its commitment to building a better future for fish, wildlife and habitat in BC, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation funds paid internships for BCIT students in their Ecological Restoration Program.

BC’s rapid rate of industrial expansion combined with the imminent retirement of many of the province’s conservation and ecological restoration professionals has created an pressing need to build the next generation of fish and wildlife professionals to face tomorrow’s conservation challenges. Training for these hands-on professions requires moving beyond the classroom and out into the field. These summer internships provide invaluable real-world experience working alongside professional biologists from HCTF partner organizations.

In this video series, you’ll hear from both students and mentors about the benefits of this program in building capacity for conservation in BC.

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