By all accounts the ice has come off many of Alberta’s ponds and small lakes at least a couple of weeks earlier than normal. This means hatchery fish have been moving into their new habitat thanks to the efforts of the Alberta Conservation Association.
Todd Zimmerling explains how the fish stocking program has been in place for the past 15 years, and has resulted in close to one-and-a-half million trout being put into some 60 ponds and small lakes around the province. A number of these ponds provide fishing opportunities where none existed before, opening a door to new anglers to experience the joy fishing can bring… not too mention taking the odd fish home for the frying pan.
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How do you get thousands of fish into a small pond?
Remember before you head out to any fishing destination in Alberta, always check your fishing regulations.
- Testing the water ph levels Testing the water ph levels
- Chemical kits don't run on batteries Chemical kits don't run on batteries
- Hooking up the fish water slide Hooking up the fish water slide
- Taking a look at the cargo Taking a look at the cargo
- Netting a few to see how they fared their trip... Netting a few to see how they fared their trip...
- Release with the rest of their buddies Release with the rest of their buddies
- It's crowded in here It's crowded in here
- More testing and records to be taken More testing and records to be taken