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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sooke hatchery news!

Some great news for Sooke salmon announced today on CFAX 1070 News:

SOOKE CELEBRATES START OF SALMON HATCHERY

Apr 16, 2010

SOOKE IS GOING TO HAVE AN EDUCATIONAL SALMON HATCHERY AND INTERPRETIVE CENTRE ON CHARTERS CREEK, THANKS IN LARGE PART TO A DONATION FROM THE PACIFIC SALMON FOUNDATION.

THE FOUNDATION TURNED OVER A CEREMONIAL CHEQUE WORTH MORE THAN 228 THOUSAND DOLLARS TODAY, TO KICK-START THE PROJECT.

JUAN DE FUCA SALMON RESTORATION SOCIETY PRESIDENT RAY VOWLES DESCRIBES WHAT THE MONEY WILL DO...

"Course the construction's going to take up a major part of that, and we're going to be doing some aggressive fundraising to finish off the project. We have to bring hydro in, and water, and you know, all the things that go with it. So we've got a lot of work ahead of us, but we'll have the main building and the hatchery component done by fall"

A HOST OF DIGNITARIES, SUPPORTERS, AND SCHOOL CHILDREN TURNED OUT FOR THE CELEBRATION...JUAN DE FUCA REGIONAL DIRECTOR MIKE HICKS, WHO'S A FISHING GUIDE IN HIS PRIVATE LIFE, CALLED IT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS HE'S EVER WITNESSED.

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Their efforts are to be congratulated, this is excellent news for the strength of salmon fishing locally and for education of the general public.

And for local fishing action...reports are that salmon fishing around Sooke continues to be good, though maybe a little slower than a couple of weeks ago. The hot spot is Trap Shack for hatchery spring salmon in the high teens. The fish are mostly caught deep, 100-120 feet.

Here's a youtube of summer salmon fishing from Vancouver Island Pacific (VIP) Fishing, to get you in the mood for the fun coming soon:

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