Family fishing derby to be held in Lake Country

The first annual Wood N’ Reels Fishing Derby is set for Apr. 27

A fishing derby fit for the whole family is being held on Wood Lake this April.

The first annual Wood N’ Reels Fishing Derby, hosted by Wood Lake RV Park, is a catch and release derby with prizes available for those who catch the biggest fish.

According to event co-ordinator Bianca Taylor, the derby will be held Apr. 27, but families from out of town are welcome to stay the weekend.

Tickets for the weekend are $100, which includes firewood and registration for the derby along with a boat slip or $45 for the day which includes a dinner and dessert. Prizes will be given to those who catch the closest fish to 12 inches and for participation as well.

RELATED: Family fishing weekend events to be held across the Okanagan-Shuswap

Taylor said the RV park’s owners wanted the event to be family friendly. Youth under 16 do not require a fishing licence to participate. Boat rentals will also be available.

“Our campground is full July and August… so we wanted to host an event in the spring to bring more locals and travelling people to the campground,” Taylor said.

“Doing the fishing derby is definitely going to bring more families in.”

Taylor said near the channel by Kalamalka Lake has a good fishing spot. She recommends going at 5 a.m. and in in the evening because the fish don’t like the warm weather.

Registration opens Jan. 7. Register by calling 250-766-1881.

The campsite is limited to 200 families.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna man in wheelchair following police-involved shooting

“Shots were fired by police and the male was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.”

Interior Health sees uptick in calls about measles after outbreak in Vancouver

IH has received an extra few hundred calls about measle immunization and status

‘His kids were No. 1’: Wife remembers man shot dead in Kamloops

Wife of Kamloops shooting victim describes him as loving, hardworking family man

Lake Country staff work to mitigate wildfire risk in Okanagan Centre

Staff have been removing forest fuels and some trees

West Kelowna pulls together for family’s pop-can tab collections

Thompson Chadsey collects aluminum pop-can tabs to repay his hospital

5 Events to check out at local ski hills

Check out this new column from Okanagan events guru Christina Ferreira

Peter Tork, Monkees’ lovable bass-guitar player, dies at 77

Tork, Micky Dolenz, David Jones and Michael Nesmith formed the made-for-television rock band

From a drunk judge to Clifford Olson: George Garrett recounts a life in B.C. news radio

New book from ‘Intrepid Reporter’ George Garrett offers readers a glimpse behind the headlines

Shuswap police look for suspect in intentionally-set fire

Men help extinguish blaze by kicking snow on it

Former Okanagan fire chief sues City of Vernon after termination

Keith Green’s civil claim says that he believes he was wrongfully terminated

Okanagan man cashes in $500,000 Daily Grand lotto ticket

Penticton resident Harald Naegel won using his regular five numbers

Alberta’s oil-by-rail plan a worry for Shuswap mayor

High volume of train traffic already an environmental/public safety concern

Okanagan biathlete bronzed at Winter Games

Ethan Algra helps Team BC earn medal in Red Deer

Most Read