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The local Fish and Game club is having a derby on Mamette lake in the Highland valley.     The derby on January 12th is and is a “take part at your own risk event” and subject to “safe ice conditions.”

Entry fees are 15 dollars a person or 30 dollars a family. Prizes include a hidden weight prize . We hope that is for fish taken  and does not have something to do with ice conditions.

There is a prize for coarse fish,  coarse fish is something that the club doesn’t like and there are fines for transporting them between lakes. Mamette lake has trout and fresh water cod.

Ice conditions have not supported derbys in general in recent years.

Update: Sources say that one hundred and fifty people enjoyed the Derby on Sunday. Trout were landed as well as ling cod (which can’t be kept” . A estimated  ice level of at the lake ( 50° 25′ 0″ North, 120° 49′ 0″ West)  was over 40 centmete

There were gift bags for all young people who attended and the event operated at a break even level. A source says elections for the executive are coming up next month

The Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club holds its annual fishing derby at Mamit Lake on Sunday, starting at 8 a.m.

It has been running for 13 years and is one of the biggest ice-fishing derbies in the province.

Anglers of all ages are invited to bring their fresh-water fishing licence and fishing tackle to the event and participate for $15 per person or $30 for a family.

The derby runs until 2 p.m. and will award prizes for best fish, hidden weight and more.

Kamloops residents can access the lake via the Logan Lake turnoff. Derby organizers say the fishing site is about 10 kilometres south of Logan Lake and will be visible from the road, starting at about 7 a.m. (Source Kamloops Daily news)

Today in history: January 9th 1941

The first flight of the Arvo Lancaster