There’s no better way for youngsters to learn about the sport of fishing than…well by fishing! And they can do just that as the Regional District ‘Go Fish’ program returns this spring!
Sunday, May 5th, the ‘Go Fish’ Grand Opening takes place from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at the special netted fishing area in Shannon Lake Regional Park in West Kelowna. The celebration will see hot dogs and beverages (please bring your own water container to reduce waste) available for a donation. The youth fishery also starts for the season on May 6th at the Hall Road pond in Mission Creek Regional Park in Kelowna.
The program runs each weekend until Father’s Day Sunday, June 16th, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Each Saturday volunteers will be on site while RDCO Parks Services staff and volunteers will be on hand each Sunday.
The program offers youth age 15 and under, a chance to catch one rainbow trout each day without a fishing license. A limited number of rods, reels and bait will be available each weekend for youngsters to use and try their luck!
Everyone taking part in the Go Fish program is asked to please respect our park neighbours by parking only in the designated areas or where directed by staff.
‘Go Fish’ is possible thanks to the generous support of the Peachland Sportsmen’s Association, along with the Ministry of Environment, Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and the Summerland Trout Hatchery.
For more information about this or other Regional Park programs please visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parks or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.