Don’t Spare the Rod – Spoil Yourself by
Fishing and Camping in British Columbia this Fall
Vancouver, BC, September 7, 2011 – Camping and fishing go hand in hand and as the summer crowds disperse the fall season is the perfect time for both the novice and the seasoned angler to take advantage of BC’s freshwater fishing.
Cooler temperatures in the fall mean the fish are fattening up for winter making them easier to catch and tastier to eat. It also means there are less boaters and swimmers in the water so anglers can sit back and enjoy the spectacular autumn scenery as they tempt the “big one” to bite.
“There are so many great opportunities for freshwater fall fishing here in British Columbia especially if you’re fishing for Chinook and Sockeye,” said Margot Briggs, Market Development Director for the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC). “In addition this is an odd-numbered year so there are huge runs of pink salmon in many tidal river systems, which started in August and will continue right through to mid-October.”
The Freshwater Fisheries Society recently launched the Fishing Buddies Sweepstakes to encourage experienced anglers to share their passion for the Canadian tradition of fishing with others. Fishing Buddies can take advantage of the great salmon fishing that is available while introducing someone they know to sport fishing. Anglers can sign up as a Fishing Buddy and enter for the chance to win one of three amazing prizes; a guided Kamloops fishing trip with Brian Chan; a British Columbia RV Adventure or a guided Vancouver Island fishing trip with Island Outfitters. Anglers are also encouraged to share their Fishing Buddies story on FFSBC’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/gofishbc.
A member of the Camping and RVing British Columbia Coalition (CRVBCC), the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC makes every effort to ensure fishing is accessible for all ages and experience levels. They work in partnership with the provincial government to stock lakes, conserve fish culture and develop programs to educate and inform the public about fish. For more information on the Fishing Buddies Sweepstakes and the FFSBC please visit www.gofishbc.com.
All anglers should check the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations website at www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/#Synopsis for fresh or saltwater fishing rules and regulations that apply specifically to BC waters.
In 2010 the Camping and RVing BC Coalition launched its Google Map service, which includes the numerous stocked lakes in British Columbia. The interactive map is a user-friendly tool that aids people in finding, booking and getting to great camping spots close to their favourite fishing locations. The map can be found at www.campingrvbc.com.
About the Camping and RVing British Columbia Coalition
The Camping and RVing British Columbia Coalition was formed with the support of Tourism British Columbia to better position the provincial camping and RVing experience and to capitalize on the growth of nature-based tourism. Coalition members currently include BC Parks, BC Lodging & Campgrounds Association, Recreation Sites and Trails BC, RV Rental Association of Canada, Northern BC Tourism Association, The BC Society of Parks Facility Operators, Parks Canada, Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of British Columbia and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.