He went fishing! Spring Family Fishing Events in Coquitlam on May 29 and June 19

He went fishing! Here’s what you’ll tell everyone as you head out to the lake for a family fishing event in Coquitlam this spring. The Coquitlam Festival is pleased to announce the return of two great fishing events this year: the Como Lake Family Fishing Derby on May 29 and Lafarge Lake Family Fishing Day on June 19.

Derby Como Lake Family Fishing
Sunday, May 29, 2022; 6 AM – 12 PM

A free event for young adults under 16, the Como Lake Fishing Derby offers free gifts and breakfast in the form of a pancake available for a small fee. The event is hosted by the Festival Coquitlam Society, the Kin Club of Coquitlam (Kinsmen) and the Port Coquitlam Hunting and Hunting Club. Awards are given each year for a variety of catches from the largest and smallest fish to the strangest caught of the day. The fishing derby attracts hundreds of children every year. While the kids fish, parents are welcome to enjoy a cooked pancake breakfast at the Kin Club. Remember to bring your own fishing rod and bait.

family fishing day
Sunday 19 June 2022; 12 pm – 5 pm
Visit Lake Lafarge and enjoy a free family day full of fishy fun and prizes during BC Free Fishing Weekend – when anglers can fish BC waters without a license. Experts will be on site to teach participants new techniques in catching rainbow trout. Other activities include fly-tying, casting lessons, and salmon pulling. The Kin Club of Coquitlam (Kinsmen) will be available for a free family fishing day cooking up some great food for families to enjoy for a small fee, some great prizes will be awarded at the end of the event even if it’s your first time catching the hook and casting the line.

What to bring:
Kids will hook, hook, and drown for a great day of lake fishing for these events. Here’s what you’ll need for a successful event:

  • Basic fishing gear: rod and reel, fishing line, hook, bobber, weight, bait or flies
  • Appropriate clothing: a hat and sunscreen for a hot day on the water or rainwear for a wet one.
  • Snacks and drinks (consider litter-free options and take your waste home and recycle it).
  • A lawn chair or two (optional)
  • Note: A freshwater fishing license is not required for children under the age of 16 in British Columbia, and therefore not necessary for these events, but if a family gets stuck fishing, they will need to be considered.

catch a glance:
Save the date. Coquitlam’s Teddy Bear Walk also returns this year on June 12 with a fun, lively and personal family concert for the whole family. Stay tuned!

About the Coquitlam Festival
The Coquitlam Festival Association is a registered non-profit association and an active member of the PC Festivals and Events Association. The Coquitlam Festival is managed and coordinated by a dedicated group of community-minded volunteers, who are supported by numerous citizens, businesses, community service groups and individuals. Festival Coquitlam’s mission is to host high quality family entertainment experiences that reflect the spirit and pride of the community.

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