Richmond Golden Rods and Reels

Fishing Club

4111 Moncton St
Richmond, BC  V7E 3A8

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Welcome to the Richmond Golden Rods & Reels Society.

Our club was founded in 1981 to provide a non-profit recreational program for people 50 years and older who share a common enjoyment of fishing.

The annual membership fee is $40 for September 1 to August 31. This fee is for club expenses and includes a $13 fee for the Steveston Community Centre to cover the club meeting room rental.

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 Club Meetings 

 

General Meetings are held in the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:30 AM until noon.  There are no meetings in the month of December.

The agenda of the General Meeting covers club business and planned club activities and fishing trips, and get updates on recent fishing trips taken by our members.  We occasionally have guest speakers and presentations on fishing techniques.

We take a 15 minute break for coffee, tea and cookies and socialization.

After the meeting, some of us go to a local restaurant for lunch where we continue to catch up on each other’s activities.

 Club Meetings 

 

General Meetings are held in the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:30 AM until noon.  There are no meetings in the month of December.

The agenda of the General Meeting covers club business and planned club activities and fishing trips, and get updates on recent fishing trips taken by our members.  We occasionally have guest speakers and presentations on fishing techniques.

We take a 15 minute break for coffee, tea and cookies and socialization.

After the meeting, some of us go to a local restaurant for lunch where we continue to catch up on each other’s activities.

 Community Involvement

 

As a club, we like to give back to the community in a few ways:

  • We volunteer at the “Berry’s Bait & Tackle - Father’s Day Weekend Children’s Event” in June.  We usually are responsible for cooking and distributing the hotdogs and drinks to the attendees.

  • The club organizes and runs the Annual Bullhead Derby at Garry Point Park (late June).  This event is considered to be the kick-off to the Steveston Salmon Festival, and is for kids 12 and younger, and seniors 65 and older.  It occurs on the Sunday morning the weekend prior to the Festival.

  • We make yearly donations to fish stock and habitat enhancement programmes.

  • Other opportunities arise as the club deems appropriate.

 Day Fishing Trips 

 

We typically plan one or two-day weekday fishing trips each month while trying to keep participant costs to a minimum.  We vary our fishing expeditions by sampling local lakes, rivers and the ocean.  A few members have their own boats, and try to accommodate other members who do not.  We also fish rivers from shore either by casting or bar fishing (e.g. Fraser, Vedder & Chilliwack).

 Monthly Suppers 
 

The monthly potluck suppers are our regular social gathering.  Hosted by club members typically on the second Friday of every month (except December), the event starts at 5:30 p.m. and wraps up around 9:00 p.m.  Spouses and partners are most welcome.

The potluck takes place at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in the same room as our club meetings. Members and guests are expected to bring an appetizer, salad, meat dish or dessert; coffee and tea are supplied by the club.  The supper begins at 6:00 p.m.  Following supper, we socialize and play cards, board games, etc.

 Major Fishing Trips 
 

In addition to our day fishing outings, the club plans four major fishing trips annually, three to lakes in BC’s interior and one to the west coast of Vancouver Island.  These trips are six to seven days long and are scheduled in the months of May, June, July and September.  We select lakes with resorts that have sufficient cabins, RV sites, and boat rentals needed to satisfy the collective needs of all participants.

Some members bring their own RV and/or boat.  Costs for these trips are the responsibility of each participating member.  Space permitting, family and friends are also welcome.

During these trips, we plan social events like a potluck supper or a wine & cheese party where we share many good fishing tales.

All fishing outings and trips provide an opportunity for members to share the enjoyment of fishing, to share fishing techniques and knowledge, and to simply enjoy each other’s company.

 Annual Awards Night 
 
The club hosts an Annual Awards Night Celebration and Christmas Dinner on the first Friday or Saturday of December.  
 
A Christmas Committee organizes this function, sets the dinner menu and determines the cost to members and guests.  The cost of the meal is the responsibility of each attendee.  Happy hour starts at 5:30 PM, dinner is served at 6:30; this is followed by the presentation of awards.