Fishing clinic at Idlewild Lake on Father’s Day

The Cranbrook Firefighters Association is making plans for its annual fishing clinic at Idlewild Lake, Sunday, June 15.

The Cranbrook Firefighters Association is making plans for its annual fishing clinic at Idlewild Lake. This year’s edition — the 37th — will be held Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15.

“For more than 30 years the Cranbrook Firefighters Association has been holding a Fishing Clinic at Idlewild Lake to encourage family unity and outdoor recreation in our community,” said Association representative Jeremy Bertrand.

The Cranbrook Fire Fighters Association is comprised of career fire department members, retired members, and volunteers firefighters. “These extremely dedicated members have worked hard over the years to organize this valuable community event so that our youth are provided the opportunity to enjoy the recreational opportunities that the East Kootenay Region has to offer,” Bertrand said.

The Father’s Day fishing event, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., is for youth 15 years old or younger. Families are encouraged to come along. No cost or pre-registration is required, and hot dogs and refreshments will be served.

The lake will be stocked with fish by the Kootenay Trout Hatchery.

Provincial fishing regulations apply, and all fish must be caught in the lake.

Prizes include a chartered fishing trip for the biggest fish caught, and a new bicycle is yours if you catch a tagged fish (Tagged fish must be caught by March 31st of the following year in order to claim prize).

So mark Sunday, June 15, 2014 on your calendars, and make plans to head to Idlewild Lake in Cranbrook for the 37th Annual Cranbrook Firefighter’s Fishing Clinic.