Families got out on the water and caught some fish at the sixth annual Family Fishing weekend on Father’s Day.

Family fishing derby had another fun year

Mother nature’s showers didn’t prevent anglers from participating in this year’s Family Fishing weekend in Nakusp.

Mother nature’s showers didn’t prevent anglers from participating in this year’s Family Fishing weekend in Nakusp.

The event saw anglers of all ages out to enjoy what is one of the local Black clan’s favorite past times here  on the  Arrow and  area lakes.

“This was by far the biggest attendance in the six years running this program,” said organizer Cheryl Black, “The smiles on the children’s faces and parents when they hook the big one for the first time are what make the weekend so enjoyable.”

And, of course, winning the prizes. Thirty  rod and reel combos were given out during the Father’s Day weekend derby. Forty-two adults and 38 children came out despite the weather and had a great two days that ended with a free bbq and prizes.

The derby had no size limit to the fish or species, and the Olson family won the top three cash prizes for biggest fish. Tammy caught a 3-pound 14 oz Ling, same for Cameron  and Savanah Olson’s Ling was 3 pounds, 8 ounces. Other prizes for fish caught were too  numerous to mention.

“I know fun was had by all and I can’t wait to do it again next year,” said organizer Cheryl Black, who was grateful to  Gail and Glenn Olson for weighing the fish.

“It is all well worth it,” said Glenn, “Look at all the smiles.”