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Ice fishing, anyone?

Kids will have an opportunity to go on line in a different way this weekend.

On Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Yellow Lake, young people can learn everything they ever wanted to know about ice fishing.

Sponsored in part by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. and Okanagan Fisheries Section of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the free program will offer a wide range of activities related to the popular sport.

In addition to instruction from experienced ice anglers, all the necessary equipment, including augers for cutting holes in the ice and sleds to carry the gear, will be provided at no cost.

Those 16 years and older will require a valid B.C. freshwater fishing licence. Kids 15 and under do not need a licence.

The lessons will include the proper method of cutting through the ice and a variety of fishing techniques to catch the lake’s resident trout.

Members of the Penticton Flyfishers, B.C. Wildlife Federation, Oceola Fish and Game Club of Lake Country and other organizations will be available to help with all aspects of the program.

As well, the Peachland Sportsman Association will be hosting a hot dog barbecue and hot chocolate will be provided by the Keremeos-Cawston Sportsmans Association.

The Freshwater Fisheries Society is a private, not-for-profit group funded in large part by the sale of freshwater licences.

It works in partnership with a provincial fisheries managers on a variety of initiatives ranging from lake stocking, fish culture and generating increased interest in fishing.

 

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