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Derby Reach Wheel Chair Access Fishing Ramp

Posted on April 1st 2014, by Rodney Hsu, webmaster

In the past year, Metro Vancouver has been consulting with several recreational fishing groups on a proposed wheel chair access fishing ramp at Derby Reach Regional Park. Such a ramp can accommodate anglers who require more assistance as the edge of the Tidal Fraser River can be slippery, muddy and dangerous at times.

Construction of Derby Reach wheel chair access fishing ramp in Langley BC. Photo by Roger Bean.New wheel chair access fishing ramp at Derby Reach Regional Park in Langley BC. Photo by Leigh McCracken.

After months of planning, Metro Vancouver started constructing the fishing ramp/platform at Derby Reach Regional Park in Langley a couple of weeks ago. The ramp is now open for public use and will hopefully be beneficial for kids, elderlies and of course individuals who require wheel chair access. The ramp is constructed at different levels so users will be able to move from one level to another as the tide changes in the Fraser River. Metro Vancouver and Go Fish BC will be hosting an event called "Fishing for Everyone" on June 21st, we will have more information on it later. It is fantastic to see Metro Vancouver starting initiatives like this and we look forward to more in the future. Many thanks to Roger Bean at Metro Vancouver and Leigh McCracken from the British Columbia Federation Of Drift Fishers for providing the photographs.

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