BC anglers could snag $100
Anglers in BC could now receive $100 just for having a good day on the lake.
That's because the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, an organization that stocks 50% of BC's fishing lakes, has tagged around 300 hatchery-raised rainbow trout for your benefit. VP, Science Adrian Clarke with the FFSBC, "The purpose is really to improve recreational fishing on small lakes across the province. By tagging a large number of fish, we can get at what lakes anglers are targeting, what the success is of their fishing efforts and how many fish are left after the fishing season. There are a number of things to help us with the management of these lakes."
Clarke says the program runs until December 2014 and they'd like to do it again after that if the first go round is successful.
"Really what we're getting is informaton on how to make those lakes better. We're only talking about stocked lakes, not wild lakes here. It's just about getting info on our stocked lakes program to make it better for anglers in general," says Clarke.
The tags, which are attached to the dorsal fin, are pink and have a toll free number on them which you have to call to claim the prize. Clarke adds that the tags are commonly used across North America for various scientific purposes and are completely humane.
The Freshwater Fisheries Society delivers 6 to 8 milllion fish to lakes across BC including many in the Cariboo. For a full list of Cariboo lakes, click HERE. The 300 are planted in mystery locations throughout the province.
For more on this program, visit GoFishBC.com.
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