Getting families hooked on fishing will be the goal this weekend at Art Mann Park for the Quamichan Stewards 4th Annual Fishing Derby.

Bring your rods, lawn chairs or boats and for a $5.00 registration fee you could be in line for prizes and the opportunity to enjoy the great fishing at Quamichan Lake.

The local fishing community is reporting five-pound trout being caught out of the lake regularly.

On the shore, derby spectators and participants can take part in activities including the Freshwater Fisheries Society’s Learn to Fish program, kid’s activities with the Cowichan Land Trust and a barbeque
hosted by the Rotary Club of Duncan.

The Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Society (Quamichan Stewards) is a non-profit society and registered charity that was formed in the spring of 2006 to respond to the continuously declining health of Quamichan Lake.
After two years of initial research and investigation it was able to move forward to prepare a Watershed Management Plan. In June of 2010 they held a very successful Community Forum with the BC Lake Stewardship Society that drew over 400 people to the Cowichan Valley. They have also created a recreational access strategy for the Quamichan watershed and are working with the Municipality of North Cowichan to improve recreational opportunities.