Time to wet a line

PORT HARDY-Organizers back in support of B.C.'s Family Fishing Day; events set for Saturday and Sunday

Father’s Day weekend is also the annual Family Fishing Weekend here in B.C., and organizers in Port Hardy are again stepping up to play a role.

An initiative of the Family Fishing Society of B.C., the weekend event is intended to encourage families and friends to get together in the great outdoors and to give angling a try.

With the B.C. Government and Fisheries and Oceans Canada offering complimentary fresh and tidal water fishing licences for the weekend, there are community events planned throughout B.C. to celebrate the program.

Nita Klatt of Jim’s Hardy Sports will again oversee Port Hardy’s local event, with the first lines being cast off the Seagate dock at 11 a.m. Saturday.

There will be hotdogs and drinks on offer and every child will go home with a prize. Children participating must wear a lifejacket on the dock.

Sunday will see the fun move to O’Connor lake from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a chance to try your hand at fresh water fishing.

Nita wants to invite everyone to come out and have some fun at the events.

The big fish at last year’s event was hauled in by Kale White. Why not come down and see if you can land this year’s title?