Fishing ExplorePACKS

Richmond Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of our Fishing ExplorePACKS. Any adult or teen with a RPL library card may borrow the ExplorePACKS.

At this time only available for checkout, hold pick up, and return at either the Brighouse or Steveston Branch. Fishing ExplorePACKS should be returned to the branch they were originally borrowed.

Steveston Branch only has Fishing ExplorePACKs with 2 rods to borrow

The new Fishing ExplorePACKs is a fishing starter pack, perfect for a fun and educational way to spend some time outdoors and appreciate nature!

Each Fishing ExplorePACKs contains: a tackle box, pliers, floaters, weights, lures, baitholders, fishing line, bottle plastic eggs, fishing rod, and printed material.

There are three Fishing ExplorePACKS to borrow:
Fishing ExplorePACK Kits 1&2 has 1 rod each to borrow
Fishing ExplorePACK Kits 3&4 has 2 rods each to borrow
Fishing Explore PACK Kits 5&6 has 4 rods each to borrow

These kits are a donation from and are made possible by the generous support of the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and their Rod Loan program:

If you are over 16, you will need a licence to fish in BC. Find more information, learn about regulations, and find out where to buy a licence here.

You’ll find Rod Loan locations at Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC hatcheries and a number of tourism visitor centres and tackle shops throughout the province which now includes the Richmond Public Library.

Given the strong community interest and limited number of kits, some customers will experience a wait before a backpack becomes available. We appreciate your patience.

The Rod Loan program is generously supported by Luhr Jensen and we would like to thank Jessica Yarwood, Outreach Coordinator for Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.

Obtaining fishing licenses is the responsibility of the individuals checking out the Fishing ExplorePACKS. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, Luhr Jensen, Richmond Public Library will not be held liable for injury due to the usage of the Fishing ExplorePACKS.

Where to Begin

Getting a Licence

How to Print Your E-Licence

British Columbia Sport Fishing Guide

Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis


Learn to Fish: A Beginner’s Guide

Fishing BC

FishingBooker: Fishing in BC

Freshwater Fishing in BC

GoFish BC: How to Fish

GoFish BC: Where to Fish

Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley Fishing Locations

Outdoor Activities in Richmond: Fishing Spots & Information

Super, Natural British Colubmia: The BC Fishing Experience

Fishing Apps





What Will You Catch?

GoFish BC: Know Your Fish

Government of Canada: Identify Your Catch

Staff Picks

Favorite Flies

Klausmeyer, David

Gilly the Ghillie

Giblin, David

Fishing the Canadian Rockies

Ambrosi, Joey

How to Think Like A Fish

Wade, Jeremy

Trout School

Hume, Mark

The Codfish Dream

Giblin, David