Penticton hatchery up and running

Penticton Flyfishers club have their hatchery up and running and stocked with Kokanee roe eggs harvested in the Okanagan River Channel.

Kokanee hatchery up and running — George Graw of the Penticton Flyfishers Club checks the water temperature during a daily visit to the group’s hatchery near the water treatment plant this week.

Water is cycling through a large container containing about 35,000 fertilized Kokanee eggs in the Penticton Flyfishers’ newly renovated hatchery.

When hatched and raised, the Kokanee fry will be released into Ellis Creek in hopes of restoring the run there.

But the eggs are just a portion of the 100,000 the club hopes to harvest from Kokanee spawning up the Okanagan River Channel.

While their first attempts at netting Kokanee last week were not successful, the club, working with provincial fisheries biologists, was successful in later attempts after shifting their net from the mouth the channel to closer to the spawning grounds.

 

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