Last Wednesday, I joined members of the Cheticamp River Salmon Association to assist with their annual spring trout stocking program. Speckled (or brook) trout were delivered to the area from the Fraser's Mills Hatchery, and are now swimming in some of our local waterways. In addition to Association volunteers, Grade nine students from École NDA also helped with the stocking. This was a great opportunity to increase awareness of the stocking program among local students, and also a chance for students to get their feet wet (literally, in some cases) and help release the young trout.
The following lakes and river were part of the spring stocking program:
L'étang à Johnny à Eusèbe à Petit-Étang, l'étang des pompiers à Belle Marche, le Petit Lac des Delaney à Saint-Joseph-du-Moine, le Grand Lac à Saint-Joseph-du-Moine, le lac à John à Saint-Joseph-du-Moine and Aucoin brook.
On behalf of the Association, happy fishing!