On June 18 Tammi Drapeau from Backcountry along with other volunteers hosted a Kids Learn to Fish Day at Inga Lake on behalf of the North Peace Rod & Gun Club (NPRGC). 35 kids between the ages of 5 – 15 years old attended this free event.

“We met at the Inga Lake boat launch for a quick explanation of our plans for the afternoon. We then walked over to the spawning channel for a tour led by Cyril Jones. After meeting back at the boat launch to hand out brand new fishing rods and tackle to each and every kid, we met up at the east side of the lake to learn how to fish! We had so many kids that they had to stand elbow to elbow at the waters edge. After a quick lesson on gear and how to put a jig on, we were happily fishing.  Parents sat on the sidelines and enjoyed the afternoon while I and a couple of wonderful helpers untangled lines and gave lessons on casting. A couple of fish were caught that afternoon on worms that kids had graduated to after learning how to cast a jig. It was a very fun and relaxing afternoon for all who attended.

The following afternoon Backcountry, along with many local sponsors, hosted a Family Father’s Day Fishing Derby. Many who attended the Kids Learn to Fish Day were participants in the derby. Lots of fish were caught by all and the kids were so proud to show off their new found fishing abilities. We had an amazing weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the quality time with our families and friends.”

Submitted by

Tammi Drapeau

Backcountry Fishing

Sponsors of the Kids Learn to Fish Day:

NPRGC

Backcountry

Peace Country Rentals

 

Sponsors of the Father’s Day Family Fishing Derby:

Backcountry

Bring It Welding

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc.

CE Franklin

Kamber Nitrogen Services

Peace Country Rentals

Pengrowth

Raven Oilfield Rentals

Roland Triebel Jewellers Ltd.

TCL

Trojan Safety Services

Troyer

VE Brandl