They’re putting 4,200 trout into urban lakes

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Hopefully you caught THIS RECENT PIECE I wrote about the small lake that’s inside the grounds of the PNE at Hastings Park, and how the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC keeps it stocked with trout for kids to catch. I was pretty excited to hear that with their next round of stocking they’re inviting the public to watch – in person and online.

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Starting at 8am tomorrow at the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery 4,200 rainbow trout will be loaded onto a transport truck (much like the one pictured here) for a “Stock Around” trip that they’re going to be chronicling on Twitter through @Go_Fish_BC. They’ll be hitting up 5 local (mostly urban) lakes in the Lower Mainland, uploading photos and video as they go. The first stop is at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam at noon. Tune in or make your way out to these spots and catch it live!

Fishing in the City Stock Around Tour Stops

Coquitlam:
Como Lake in Como Lake Park (500 catchables)
Lafarge Lake in City Centre Park (1,000 catchables)

North Vancouver:
Rice Lake in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (1,200 catchables)

Vancouver:
Sanctuary Pond in Hastings Park (500 catchables)

Surrey:
Green Timbers Lake in Green Timbers Park (1,000 catchables)

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Photos courtesy the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC