May 06, 2013 - 9:36 AM
Families came out to take advantage of the "Go Fish" program at Mission Creek Regional Park this past weekend, dipping their lines into the newly stocked pond on Hall Road in Kelowna.
The Regional District of Central Okanagan, Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. and Ministry of Environment along with local partners stocked the pond with rainbow trout to give children under the age of 15 a chance to experience the sport of fishing and to foster an appreciation of the natural environment in regional parks. A parks supervisor was available with bait, fishing gear and tips for children participating in the free program. Each child was allowed to take home one fish to eat, but most continued to catch and release thoughout the day.
Two ponds were stocked for Go Fish in advance of the grand opening for the program. The Hall Road Pond in Mission Creek Regional Park which opened for the program on Saturday, and Shannon Lake Regional Park, which opened on Sunday.
Along with fishing, children and families took advantage of the trail system throughout the park.
The program is in its seventh consecutive year.
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