Tuesday March 19th, 2019
Freshwater Society Of BC “Bucket Brigade” trout release
We are inviting everyone to come on out to and release a LIVE trout into Colliery Dam (lower lake, corner of 6th and wakesiah ave) We will have some fishing rods available for those without. Event starts at 11am with various fun activities trout will arrive at 1pm. Anyone 16 & over requiring to borrow fishing gear will be requested to show a valid 2018/2019 freshwater fishing license in their possession.
Learn to Fish with the Vancouver island Fishing For Fun Society, We will be set up at the lower colliery dams from 11am to 2pm with some fishing rods and various gear. We will offer lessons on how to tie hooks and leaders as well as how to cast, safe fish handling and various other fishing related topics. We will have a selection of rods available to use free of charge.
May 4th and 5/2019
Fishing Rod Building workshop, we will be offering a chance to build your very own fishing rod starting from a rod blank all the way to a completed ready to use fishing rod. Our teachers will show you the step by step process required to building your very own one of a kind custom built fishing rod. All materials will be supplied to the students, open to ages 10+ (ages 10-13 require parental supervision at all times due to sharp objects) cost is 99$ per person plus taxes. Those interested may register through City of Nanaimo Parks and Rec. Class runs from 10am to 3pm with a coffee and lunch break in between.
Learn to Fish with the Vancouver Island Fishing for Fun society, We will be set up at the lower Colliery Dam from 11am to 2pm with some fishing rods and various gear. We will offer lessons on how to tie hooks and leaders as well as how to cast, safe fish handling and various other fishing related topics. We will have a selection of rods available to use free of charge. Valid 2018/2019 freshwater fishing license required for those 16 years of age and over.
May 31st, June 1st,2nd/2019
4th annual Fishing For Fun freshwater family fishing derby. Nanaimo Lakes Old Mill Campground. 10$ per person entry fee, 20$ per family (up to 4 people fishing in one boat) derby starts 6am Saturday/Sunday morning final weigh in 3pm Saturday and 1pm Sunday. One fish weighed in per ticket purchased, must be field dressed (cleaned/no entrails). There will be prizes for 1st,2nd, 3rd place as well as hidden weight, kids category (13 and under). We will also have a scavenger hunt for both adults and youth as well as many other fun activities planned including a bbq/fire on Saturday for all. We hope to see you all out at this family friendly fun event, you can choose to camp out at the lakes or come out for the day. Reservations for the campground open up March 1stand you can reserve online at nlcampsite.com. Cost is 20$ per night with a 5$ reservation fee, must book at least one week in advance otherwise its first come – first served