Thomas Lyons enjoys a fishing day along the Skeena river.

Contest lures in fishing attention

It may not come as a surprise for locals to learn that Terrace has been nominated as one of Canada’s ultimate fishing towns.

It may not come as a surprise for locals to learn that Terrace has been nominated as one of Canada’s ultimate fishing towns.

The competition is hosted by the World Fishing Network (WFN), and the winning community will receive $25,000, as well as a feature about the town on WFN.

For the month of March, the contest was in the nomination phase where people were invited to beef up their town’s nomination with photos and explanations on what makes their town a prime fishing destination.

Terrace was nominated by 18 individuals who supplied 50 photos and a lot of reasons why Terrace should take the top spot.

Nominees cite the beauty of the region, an array of different fish species and the year-round fishing available as reasons why Terrace should win.

When asked how the town could benefit from the $25,000, ideas ranged from promoting ethical fishing practices to river conservation or building another boat launch on the Skeena River.

Voting started up today and will run until May 3.

Last year, after  850,000 votes were cast, Port Alberni won the competition.

Those interested in supporting Terrace in the competition can log on to http://www.wfnfishingtown.ca/home.php

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