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Learn to ice fish this weekend

Ice fishing is a popular activity at Yellow Lake in winter, and this weekend children are invited to give it  a try.

A Kids Learn to Ice Fish event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the South Okanagan lake.

"It's a day of promoting healthy outdoor activities for families and introducing children to fishing," said Eric Hegerat, regional fisheries biologist with BC Fish and Wildlife.

The event is being held by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Resource Operations Okanagan Fisheries Section, in conjunction with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.

The society will provide fishing rods and tackle. Ice augers and sleds to carry gear will be on hand as well.

The day for children 16 and younger will offer instruction in basic ice fishing techniques, responsible fish handling and ethical angling practices.

Several sponsors are helping to make the day happen. Food and beverages will be provided and there will be a raffle for prizes.

Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the west end of the lake, located off of Highway 3A, between Penticton and Keremeos.

 

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