Lucas Philp

First fish of the season

Langford and Durranace lakes increased their populations this week.

Langford and Durranace lakes increased their populations this week.

About 2,000 rainbow trout were released into Langford Lake and 1,000 were released into Durrance Lake in Highlands. Each fish weighs about half a pound.

“People can come catch them today as long as you’ve got a licence or are under 16,” said Tony Andrychuk, fish culturist with Fresh Water Fisheries Society of B.C.

Durrance Lake is stocked twice a year with about 1,000 fish each time. Langford Lake is stocked several times a year.

“Langford Lake is very popular,” Andrychuk said.

Just as the culturists were finishing up with the release at Langford Lake, two anglers were unloading a boat from the back of a truck.

“I guess we picked the right day to come,” remarked Langford angler Jesse Gray.

With fish releases underway, the Fresh Water Fisheries Society of B.C. is also gearing up to get its Learn to Fish programs running again soon. Programs are available to teach kids how to fish.

“These programs teach kids about stewardship of the lake and about the resources we have, said Andrychuk, who starting fishing when he was four.

“It’s good childhood memories and that’s why I am here doing it.”

See www.gofishbc.com.

reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

 

 

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