Fishing


Windy, but sunny weather, was the theme for this years Kids Learn to Fish Day and the Father’s Day Fishing Derby. There were two full classes of 25 new fishers each and 22 alumni brought their rods gear to help out with the new groups.

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club and Backcountry would like to express their sincere appreciation for the tireless work by our volunteers and all the sponsors who help make these events such a huge success.

Fishing Derby Results

Kids Prizes:

1st Place: Parker Campbell – 5lb 13oz 28 1/4″ pike
2nd Place: Rylan Goldsmith – 3lb 10oz 25 3/4″ pike
3rd Place: Chantel Maycock – 3lb 9oz 24 1/4″ pike
4th Place: Dreama Huhn – 3lb 8oz 24 1/2″ pike

Adults Prizes:

1st Prize: Margaret Cox – 8lbs 14oz 32 1/2″ pike
2nd Prize: Kehlan Huhn – 5lbs 12oz 28 1/2″ pike
3rd Prize: Lorenzo Ferrara – 5lb 7oz 28 3/4″ pike

Margaret Cox was the overall big winner of the derby. She will be the first winner to get a custom Len Thompson lure put onto our custom fishing derby trophy.

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club and Backcountry are proud to sponsor the 2017 Father’s Day Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 18, 2017. See the poster for more details and don’t forget that all fish must be weighed by 3 PM.

2017 Father's Day Fishing Derby Poster

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club and Backcountry are pleased to announce Kids Learn to Fish classes on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Registration for this special event starts on June 1, 2017.

Kids Learn to Fish Poster

Thank you to the volunteers, our sponsors and all the people who came out to the Kids Learn to Fish and Father’s Day Fishing Derby this past weekend. We had a huge turnout and amazing weather. These kids learned how to fish on the Saturday at the Kids Learn to Fish, and caught some beautiful fish on Sunday at the derby. It was an amazing weekend and was so much fun! Look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Tammi

Kids:

  • 1st prize –  Dreama Huhn      4lb 11oz 27″ Pike
  • 2nd prize – Mackenzie Fell    3lb 3oz 24 3/4″ Pike
  • 3rd Prize – Austin Henschke  3lb 1oz 24 3/4″ Pike
  • 4th prize – Tyler Laminski      2lb 7oz 22″ Pike

Adults:

  • 1st prize –  Kealan Huhn  6lb 7oz 30 1/4″ Pike
  • 2nd prize – Don Lane       6lb 2oz  30″ Pike
  • 3rd prize –  Wes Hamel   4lb 6oz 26.5″ Pike
 

Thanks to Tammi, Backcountry’s fishing specialist and director of the NPRGC, June 18 and 19th will be full of family fishing adventures.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 is Kids Learn to Fish Day. Call Backcountry starting June1, 2016 to reserve a spot for your children.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 is the Father’s Day Fishing Derby. Weigh-in at 3 PM.

Tammi is looking for volunteers to help out and donors for prizes.

Kids Learn To Fish Poster 2016

Father's Day Fishing Derby Poster 2016

 

In a scenario that sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, bull trout and other fish will travel in trucks past the Site C dam for 100 years as part of BC Hydro’s strategy to save the threatened fish species from disappearing from the Peace River.

The public hydro provider, which is in the early stages of building the $8.8 billion dam, declined to discuss its fish-saving plans. However, a review of reports filed by the Crown corporation reveals an elaborate and expensive plan that may not work, according to a U.S. fish biologist with bull trout expertise.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 will be this year’s kids learn to fish day. There is a morning class and an afternoon class, each with room for 25 children ages 5 to 15. Registration will start on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Backcountry, and not before.

This year’s Father’s Day fishing derby is the following day, Sunday, June 21, 2015 starting at 8 AM at Charlie Lake.

Both events are sponsored by the North Peace Rod and Gun Club and Backcountry.

See the posters for more details. (Click to enlarge.)

Kids Learn to Fish Poster 2015

Fathers Day Fishing Derby Poster 2015

Registration details to follow.

Kids Learn to Fish Promo Poster

A weekend of fishing starts on June 14, 2014 with free Kids Learn to Fish classes for children ages 5 to 15 and followed by the Father’s Day Fishing Derby on June 15, 2014. We are looking for volunteers and donations to help support these worthwhile events.

 

Learn to Fish Poster 2014

Here is the most recent report on the Moberly Lake trout rehabilitation project.

Executive Summary

Lake trout declines in Moberly Lake have been a matter of public concern since at least the early 1970’s. A series of standardised habitat assessments completed by Horne (2003) and Anderson (2007a) indicate that habitat quality is excellent, and that the long and varied history of harvest pressures was responsible for lake trout declines.

Lake trout stock assessment and mark-recapture work completed from 2005-2012 indicates that lake trout are at critically low abundance (less than 500 fish ? 35cm) and that a nearly total collapse in recruitment is occurring, the combination of which may lead to extirpation within a ten-year period (Anderson 2009).

The recruitment failures are believed to be the result of cultivation-depensation interactions within the larger fish community, and most likely involve lake whitefish (and/or perhaps slimy sculpins; Anderson 2009).

In collaboration with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC), a series of three rehabilitative stocking efforts have been undertaken in an effort to re-establish the species community balance in Moberly Lake and promote successful recruitment of lake trout to the population. To this end, the first successful egg-take was completed in fall 2010, using Moberly lake trout as brood stock. The progeny were hatchery-reared until release as large yearlings in the spring of 2012. The second egg-take was completed in the fall of 2012, again using native brood stock, with progeny intended for release in the spring of 2014. One last egg collection and subsequent stocking is planned for the fall of 2014 and spring of 2016 respectively.

The main intent of this report is to document the activities completed since the time of last reporting (2010-2012 inclusive), and provide an update on results of the continuing data analyses.

Complete Report

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