Biff’s ponds open for Father’s Day fishing

For the third year in a row Biff’s Pond is hosting a free Father’s Day fishing event.

For the third year in a row Biff’s Pond is hosting a free Father’s Day fishing event.

“People can catch and keep, or catch and release, whatever turns their crank, as long as they aren’t hooked or barbed,” Wayne Biffert said of the event, which goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 21.

Every May the Freshwater Fish Society of B.C. donates 300 catchable fish to stock three ponds on Biffert’s property at 2710 Dog Creek Road.

“Worms are what we basically use now for bait,” Biffert said, noting he will have some fishing equipment for loan on Sunday, but encouraged people to bring their own gear and bait.

“We had 50 people here last year and I would not have had enough equipment for all of them at once.”

Biffert will also serve free hamburgers, smokies, chips and pop.

More than 50 events are planned throughout B.C. for the 16th Annual Family Fishing Weekend, June 19 – 21.

There is also an event taking place Saturday, June 20 at Ten Mile Lake near Quesnel.

“Whether you are learning together, or spending a day enjoying a sport that you have enjoyed together for a long time, Family Fishing Weekend is a great way for the whole family to spend time together with Dad,” said Michele Dusterhoft, president, Family Fishing Society of BC. “It brings novices and experts together to enjoy what the sport has to offer in a fun environment.”

For the duration of the weekend families may fish without needing to purchase a licence.