CANCELLED Fishes of Alberta/ Saskatchewan Field Identification
Time & Location
About the Event
Shona Derlukewich (Instructor) “School of Fish” Cell: 780-722-9884 Email: email@example.com
In this introductory field session, we will learn field identification features of a few Saskatchewan fish species caught at Echo Lake:
- In the morning (09:00 - 12:00), we will be in the water and near the lake shore so be prepared to get wet (rubber boots), or stay dry on shore.
- Fish sampling will start at about 10:00- 10:30 after a quick fish ID overview.
- Minnow traps and beach seine techniques will be shown; however, limited to the instructor and designated assistants. Dip nets will be available for those that want to try and catch fish
- Buckets, measuring tanks and any required gear will be provided to identify any fish caught and we will be required to be measured and submitted to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment as part of the permitting system.
- In the afternoon (13:30 - 14:30 or longer if there are lots of questions), we will tour the Fort Qu'Appelle Fish Culture Station to see various life stages of Rainbow Trout raised to stock fish for public angling opportunities.
- FREE; however, requires pre-registration as a maximum of 20 people can attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot before it fills up.
- OPTIONAL no requirement to purchase
- Fishes of Saskatchewan Field Identification guide are available and will be $45 each. If you would like to purchase a copy cash only please. (see https://www.facebook.com/AlbertafishID/).
Items to bring:
- Camp chair as we will be on or near the water on the beach.
- LUNCH, water, sunblock, and bug spray.
- Bring rain gear or umbrellas, rubber boots (if heavy rain is forecasted, I will cancel the day before).
If you are needing a ride or wanting to carpool meet at the Royal Sask Museum, corner of Albert and College, parking lot at 8:00 a.m. We will be meeting Shona at 9:00 a.m. at the Beach Lawn at Echo Lake Provincial Park Beach, just close to Standing Buffalo School.