Fishing


Kids learn to fish and the fishing derby weekend was finally greeted with two blue-sky days after years of not so great weather. There were two full classes of kids learning to fish and a lake full of anglers enjoying the great weather.

KIDS PRIZES

1st Prize

 Tyler Laminski – 4lbs 1oz  Pike

2nd Prize

       Gage Marquardt – 3lbs 13oz  Pike

3rd Prize

       Trevor Laminski – 3lbs 5oz  Pike

4th Prize

      Evan Cardinal – 3lbs 2oz  Pike

ADULT PRIZES

1st Prize 

      Ashley Saunders – 4lbs 9oz  Pike

2nd Prize

       Jeanette Ferrara – 4lbs 4oz  Pike

3rd Prize

       Todd Laminski – 3lbs 14oz  Pike
 
The overall winner that will get the 6 custom Len Thompson lures is Ashley Saunders. One of her custom lures will go on our trophy at Backcountry and the other 5 will be hers to keep.

Thanks to Tammi Drapeau and all the volunteers and sponsors without whom these events would not be possible. Mike Lahaye’s name was left off the sponsors banner, but needs to be acknowledged for his ongoing support of these events.

Family Fishing Sponsors 2018 Banner

Sign up for the Kids Learn to Fish class is now open. You can register your child or children by dropping in to BackCountry’s store or by calling 250-785-1461
 
Kids must be between 5 yrs and 15 yrs old. It is free! We provide the fishing gear. Come dressed for the weather and ready to learn and play.
Kids Learn to Fish Poster 2018
We encourage those of you that have been through the program before to identify this to us when you register and to bring your fishing rod and gear and join us at the lake for some fun and fishing.
 
Don’t forget we will also be hosting a Father’s Day Fishing Derby on Sunday June 17th. It’s a free event. Everybody is welcome to come out and play!
Father's Day Fishing Derby 2018 Poster
 
If you have any questions or would like to donate or volunteer please contact Tammi at Backcountry 250-785-1461 or fishing@backcountryfsj.com

Family-Fishing-Weekend-Poster

Please consider supporting this fantastic weekend of fishing fun by volunteering or by donating. If you can help out, contact Tammi at Backcountry (contact details on the poster).

Last year’s events.

Windy, but sunny weather, was the theme for this years Kids Learn to Fish Day and the Father’s Day Fishing Derby. There were two full classes of 25 new fishers each and 22 alumni brought their rods and gear to help out with the new groups.

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club and Backcountry would like to express their sincere appreciation for the tireless work by our volunteers and all the sponsors who help make these events such a huge success.

Fishing Derby Results

Kids Prizes:

1st Place: Parker Campbell – 5lb 13oz 28 1/4″ pike
2nd Place: Rylan Goldsmith – 3lb 10oz 25 3/4″ pike
3rd Place: Chantel Maycock – 3lb 9oz 24 1/4″ pike
4th Place: Dreama Huhn – 3lb 8oz 24 1/2″ pike

Adults Prizes:

1st Prize: Margaret Cox – 8lbs 14oz 32 1/2″ pike
2nd Prize: Kehlan Huhn – 5lbs 12oz 28 1/2″ pike
3rd Prize: Lorenzo Ferrara – 5lb 7oz 28 3/4″ pike

Margaret Cox was the overall big winner of the derby. She will be the first winner to get a custom Len Thompson lure put onto our custom fishing derby trophy.

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club and Backcountry are proud to sponsor the 2017 Father’s Day Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 18, 2017. See the poster for more details and don’t forget that all fish must be weighed by 3 PM.

2017 Father's Day Fishing Derby Poster

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club and Backcountry are pleased to announce Kids Learn to Fish classes on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Registration for this special event starts on June 1, 2017.

Kids Learn to Fish Poster

Thank you to the volunteers, our sponsors and all the people who came out to the Kids Learn to Fish and Father’s Day Fishing Derby this past weekend. We had a huge turnout and amazing weather. These kids learned how to fish on the Saturday at the Kids Learn to Fish, and caught some beautiful fish on Sunday at the derby. It was an amazing weekend and was so much fun! Look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Tammi

Kids:

  • 1st prize –  Dreama Huhn      4lb 11oz 27″ Pike
  • 2nd prize – Mackenzie Fell    3lb 3oz 24 3/4″ Pike
  • 3rd Prize – Austin Henschke  3lb 1oz 24 3/4″ Pike
  • 4th prize – Tyler Laminski      2lb 7oz 22″ Pike

Adults:

  • 1st prize –  Kealan Huhn  6lb 7oz 30 1/4″ Pike
  • 2nd prize – Don Lane       6lb 2oz  30″ Pike
  • 3rd prize –  Wes Hamel   4lb 6oz 26.5″ Pike
 

Thanks to Tammi, Backcountry’s fishing specialist and director of the NPRGC, June 18 and 19th will be full of family fishing adventures.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 is Kids Learn to Fish Day. Call Backcountry starting June1, 2016 to reserve a spot for your children.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 is the Father’s Day Fishing Derby. Weigh-in at 3 PM.

Tammi is looking for volunteers to help out and donors for prizes.

Kids Learn To Fish Poster 2016

Father's Day Fishing Derby Poster 2016

 

In a scenario that sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, bull trout and other fish will travel in trucks past the Site C dam for 100 years as part of BC Hydro’s strategy to save the threatened fish species from disappearing from the Peace River.

The public hydro provider, which is in the early stages of building the $8.8 billion dam, declined to discuss its fish-saving plans. However, a review of reports filed by the Crown corporation reveals an elaborate and expensive plan that may not work, according to a U.S. fish biologist with bull trout expertise.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 will be this year’s kids learn to fish day. There is a morning class and an afternoon class, each with room for 25 children ages 5 to 15. Registration will start on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Backcountry, and not before.

This year’s Father’s Day fishing derby is the following day, Sunday, June 21, 2015 starting at 8 AM at Charlie Lake.

Both events are sponsored by the North Peace Rod and Gun Club and Backcountry.

See the posters for more details. (Click to enlarge.)

Kids Learn to Fish Poster 2015

Fathers Day Fishing Derby Poster 2015

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