Fishing Derby promises family fun at Quamichan

The lure of catching some fish will bring families to Art Mann Park for the Quamichan Stewards 4th Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration is $5 and there will be prizes for men, women and children. Bring your rods, lawn chairs or boats and enjoy the great fishing at Quamichan Lake. The local fishing community is reporting five-pound trout being caught out of the lake regularly.

On the shore, derby spectators and participants can take part in activities including the Freshwater Fisheries Society’s Learn to Fish program, kid’s activities with the Cowichan Land Trust and a barbecue hosted by the Rotary Club of Duncan.

The Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Society (Quamichan Stewards) is a non-profit society and registered charity that was formed in the spring of 2006 to respond to the declining health of Quamichan Lake.

After two years of initial research and investigation it was able to move forward to prepare a Watershed Management Plan. In June of 2010 they held a very successful community forum with the BC Lake Stewardship Society that drew over 400 people to the Cowichan Valley. They have also created a recreational access strategy for the Quamichan watershed and are working with the Municipality of North Cowichan to improve recreational opportunities.

For more information please call or email Kai Rietzel at 250-746-0227,