“Fishing in the City” launched at Rice Lake

Published on April 12th, 2008 by Rodney

“Fishing in the City” program was launched today by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC at Rice Lake (see press release). 40 girl guides and scouts joined Natalie and Mike for a Learn to Fish session, followed by the release of 350 rainbow trout and a brief fishing session.

Please click here to watch the 8 minute long video of today’s launch!

Here are some photographs.


Fishing rods rigged and ready to go


Fishing in the City, ready to be launched


Learn to Fish instructors Mike Gass and Natalie West explains fish ID techniques to curious onlookers


FFSBC hatchery truck, filled with rainbow trout that are ready to be released


Learn to Fish props for proper catch and release instruction


Newly released Learn to Fish guide book


GVRD’S new floating dock at Rice Lake


Casting instruction prior to the fishing session


From left: Brian Chan and Stacy Webb of FFSBC, and Ralph Sultan, M.L.A. (West Vancouver-Capilano)


Releasing rainbow trout


Time to fish at last!

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