Keenan Saunders hoists his trophy after landing the biggest fish of the day in Port Hardy

Fishing for fun

Many take part in this year's B.C.'s Family Fishing Weekend

There was a great turnout for this year’s B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend.

Despite the poor weather, lots of families came out to enjoy the events which were organized locally by Nita Klatt.

Saturday’s event was held at the Seagate dock, while Sunday saw the fun move to fresh water at O’Connor’s lake.

The weekend’s big winner was Keenan Saunders, who managed to land the biggest fish both days.

On Saturday, Keenan caught a 44 cm rockfish, beating out Adam Gough and Kirsten Strussi who caught 37- and 32-cm rockfish, respectively.

Keenan went two-for-two on Sunday, landing a 13.5-inch cutthroat. Just behind, with a 12.75-inch cutthroat, was Port McNeill’s Brendan Murray.

Third at O’Connor’s lake was too close to call with both Koen Harwood and Keenan’s sister, Kaitlyn Saunders, catching 9.5-inch cutthroat.

Prizes were awarded to the winners, with Keenan taking the trophy both days, and second and third receiving a tacklebox.

All children who attended were given their own fishing rod for taking part in the event.