Sunday January 20th 2013
Today, Marc & I attended at The Kamloops Fish & Game (KF&G) annual ice fishing day for families, at Walloper Lake. This a beautiful, 90 acre lake, located on the Nicola Plateau, containing a large abundance of rainbow trout, with an average size of 1lb.
We were there to volunteer on behalf of the KF&G, to help out where needed and of course, to take photographs of all the smiling little faces, proudly holding up a lovely rainbow!
What a tremendous day, topped off with some beautiful weather – blazing sun and blue skies made it almost impossible to wear gloves and the thick, padded jacket you thought would be necessary! The KF&G provided hot dogs, burgers, doughnuts and hot drinks for hungry anglers of all ages. The event was also attended by 120 Thompson River University students, who arrived in two coaches!
It was absolutely brilliant to see so many youngsters enjoying ice fishing – many of them for the first time. It was lovely to see their different little characters and how they all reacted to certain things; The four year old little girl, having absolutely no qualms picking up the slimy, fishy fish and chasing her four year old friend, squeeling in terror at the thought of having to touch the fish! Over-hearing one dad, “I don’t think you should be putting your mittens in the water like that!” as his little boy held up dripping wet hands with a big grin on his face! The older boys, proud of their haul of numerous fish, coming to me and asking for their photograph to be taken, so as to prove their triumph!
It was a great day and we met so many lovely people of all ages. The KF&G volunteers worked incredibly hard in all areas of the event, ensuring a smooth & successful event that I know will be repeated, in years to come!
For further information, details of past/future events and membership, please take a minute to visit the Kamloops and District Fish & Game Association‘s website here
If I have made any mistakes with the little ones’ names in the photographs, please do drop me a line! firstname.lastname@example.org