Sunday, May 18, 2008

Free Fishing Days in Virginia June 6-8, 2008

June 6-8, 2008 as Free Fishing Days in Virginia this year. This means you won't need a fishing license of any kind for rod and reel fishing in saltwater or freshwater except in designated stocked trout waters on these days.

Please keep in mind that all fishing regulations - such as size, season, catch limits and gear restrictions - will remain in effect.

Most states offer free fishing days as a way to encourage more people to fish. Free fishing days are a great opportunity to take the family out for a some outdoor fun.

For more information, visit the Virginia Department of Fish and Game.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Trout Fishing Derby on Great Central Lake

The Ark Resort on British Columbia's Great Central Lake hosts its annual trout fishing derby this Saturday, May 17 to Monday, May 19.

The derby features the Kennedy Memorial Trophy, set up in honour of the late Bill Kennedy and his son, for fishers 14 years and younger. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Fishing gets underway at sunrise on Saturday, and Sunday ending at sunset both days. On Monday the derby starts at sunrise and ends with final weigh-in at noon.

The event features a raffle for a beer fridge painted by Brad Piatka.

Tickets to enter the derby cost $15 each and are available at Gone Fishin' and Ark Resort.