Cowichan Youngsters Release 2,500 Trout into Quamichan

Cowichan youngsters release 2,500 trout into Quamichan
The Citizen
Published: Friday, December 03, 2010
 
Fish were jumpin' at Art Mann Park Thursday, Nov. 18. Eagles drooled with anticipation from the tree-tops as a hardy bunch of fourth-graders from Queen of Angels School and members of the Young Naturalists helped the Freshwater Fisheries Society and Quamichan Stewards release 2,500 trout into Quamichan Lake.
 
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC supplied a truck with a tank of huge fish inside.
 
Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery staff transferred cutthroat trout by net into plastic buckets, from which the children and stewards released them into the lake.
 
The remaining fish were jetted into the lake by means of a large hose. In all, 1,500 cutthroats were released into the lake in the morning, followed by 1,000 catchable rainbow trout in the afternoon.
 
The fish were 25- 30 centimetres in size and ready to catch.
 
For more information on the Lake stocking program go to www.gofishbc.com or call Vancouver Island Hatchery at 250-746-5180.
 
These fish will thrive and provide an excellent fishery for the next five months or so.
 
The Quamichan Stewards will be hosting a fishing derby in the spring, so stay tuned for details. In the meantime, come, and go fish!