Being outdoors and fishing is a wonderful and therapeutic hobby.

Being outdoors and fishing is a wonderful and therapeutic hobby.
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Leanne Jones

Freshwater Fishery Society of BC


4522 Fenwick Road
Fort Steele, BC VOB 1NO
250-429-3202 (fax)
Learn How To Fish
LAT: 49.5676
LON: -115.5564
Elevation: 2849 FT (868 M)
Description of Group or Organizational Experience

Come learn the art of fly-fishing with the Kootenay Trout Hatchery.  This workshop teaches all the need-to-know basics such as proper fly casting, rod set-up, different types of flies, fish ID, anatomy and handling. This action packed day runs from 9am to 4pm and includes lunch, as well as an opportunity to cast in the beautiful Bull River. It's a perfect opportunity for kids over the age of 12 and all other beginners to learn fly-fishing in a fun, friendly environment.  Price $75/person. Pre-registration and BC Fishing License is required; Classified waters license is also required to fish in the Bull River.

Host or Sponsoring Group for Experience

Kootenay Trout Hatchery

Activity Level to be Expected


Special Skills that May be Required

No previous experience necessary.

Date or Dates for Experience

July 21, 2012

Overnight Shelter Arrangements (if an overnight experience)

None Provided

Costs to Participate