July 28, 2013 - 11:42 AM
Docks have been built on two lakes in the Thompson-Okanagan in an effort to get anglers from the city closer to the fish.
One dock is on the north side of Yellow Lake between Keremeos and Penticton. It’s in an area used as a rest stop along Highway 3-A.
Yellow Lake is stocked every year with 15,000 rainbow trout, 10,000 eastern brook trout and 5,000 kokanee by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. You might also hook a yellow perch in the lake.
The other new dock is about 18 km south of Kamloops on Edith Lake. The Fisheries Society also makes sure this lake is full of opportunities for anglers. They release 5,500 rainbow trout and 4,500 eastern brook trout annually.
Each dock came with a price tag of $20,000. The cost was covered by the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund and the Fisheries Society.
Volunteers from the Penticton Flyfishers Club and the Kamloops Fish and Game Club added elbow grease to get the docks built.
The B.C. government provided logistical support through the Small Lake Urban Enhancement Program.
“We are delighted to contribute our expertise and financial support to these projects,” Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. vice-president Ian McGregor says. “All of the docks we build are designed to make fishing more accessible for anglers of every age and skill level.”
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