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YouTube Live Stream on December 27th 2016!

Published on Monday, December 26th, 2016

We will be live on YouTube once again at 8:30pm on Tuesday December 27th, the last show in 2016! Because it is the final show in 2016, we will be giving away lots of prizes, including a beautiful Mallard Bird and Trout Knife from North Arm Knives, a couple of pyramid anchors from Fraser River Tackle Supply, and lots of lures, fish ID booklets, etc. If you’d like to be part of the draw, you must log into YouTube and participate in the live chat when we start the contests. Please go to the following link at 8:30pm on December 27th to watch the show:

Videos: Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC Public Information Sessions

Published on Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Back in March and April 2016, Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (GoFishBC) hosted a series of public information sessions so you can find out more about what FFSBC is doing to maintain and improve recreational freshwater fisheries in this province. During the sessions, VP of Science from FFSBC made two presentations and they can now be viewed here if you missed the sessions. The first video is an overview on who FFSBC is and what they do. The second video is about developing new freshwater fishing licencing products.

Chilliwack’s All About Fishing

Published on Sunday, February 14th, 2016


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!


GoFishBC Releases 95 Millionth Fish!

Published on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

GoFishBC Releases 95th Millionth Fish!

This year marks the tenth anniversary since the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC was formed by the Government of British Columbia. More commonly known as GoFishBC by recreational fishermen, Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC is responsible for all lake stockings in British Columbia, as well as river steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout productions, and additional conservation work such as the white sturgeon recovery program.

To celebrate this milestone, we were invited to attend the release of the 95 millionth fish at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam. In the past ten years, a total of 90 million+ fish have been released into hundreds of lakes across this province for anglers to enjoy. In return, revenue generated from anglers’ freshwater licences is used to fund the production and stocking of these fish.

The Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, was present to assist with the release with students from Maple Creek Middle School. Also present were City of Coquitlam, BC Federation of Drift Fishers, Sportfishing Institute of BC, Family Fishing Society of BC, BC Wildlife Federation and other key partners of the society.

Below is a video of speeches from GoFishBC’s president Don Peterson and Minister Thomson, ended with some footage of the rainbow trout release.

2013 Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby Results

Published on Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Ethan Zue took first place in junior class of 2013's Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby

Well, another pikeminnow derby at Cultus Lake is in the books. After two out of the last three derbies being very wet, 711 anglers and organizers on Saturday were greeted by a calm sunny day for a change.

After running the derby in the last few years, the Fraser Valley Salmon Society turned the derby over to be run by Cultus Lake Aquatic Stewardship Strategy (CLASS) however many FVSS directors and members were there running the weigh scales, helping with the prizes and draws.

Many anglers were on the water at first light and some fished tight up to the 2 pm deadline with all the docks crowded with anglers. Before the award presentations, 560 fish were brought to the scales. Junior anglers caught 196 and adults caught 364 pikeminnows. One angler was lucky to catch a FVSS specially tagged fish and took home $100 cash prize. There also was 3 FOC tagged fish taken.

In the junior class, Ethan Zue took home the Greg Clarke Memorial Trophy along with $100 cash plus prizes. His fish hit the scales at 0.78Kg and was 0.09 ahead of Kassidy Nienhuis’ 0.69kg pikeminnow.

Cole Rogozinski topped the adult division with a 0.76kg entry just edging out Rick Devries’ 0.75kg fish. Winners both won prizes along with cash for their winning entries.

The father-son combination of Peter and Tyler Buck defended their most pikeminnow title again this year with son Tyler edging out his dad by a 52 to 48 count. They won $200 and $150 along with prizes.

In the junior division Karena Williams took top spot with 25 fish followed by Owen Nelson with 22. They also won cash and prizes.

All four categories also saw third and fourth positions entries winning money and prizes.

The smallest fish was taken by Lindsay Alsop measuring only 83mm.

Thanks to all local merchants that donated the many prizes and made this a fun and successful event.

More photographs can be found on Fraser Valley Salmon Society’s Facebook page.

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