Stocking Derickson Lake

Stocking Derickson Lake with 2000 fingerlings hs by helicopter.

Written By Clayton Kessler

On September 26, 2018

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This video shows a lake being stocked with fingerlings from Penticton hatchery. It is a lake that’s never had fish.
Begin forwarded message:
From: Norman Johnson <>
Subject: RE: Fish trout plantation
Date: September 25, 2018 at 3:16:00 PM PDT
To: Raymond Derickson <>, “” <>, Richard Bussanich <>, Raf De Guevara <>

Hello all

The latest news is that tomorrow afternoon they will be delivering 2,000  Pennask rainbow trout  at a size of 1.2 grams.  The weather forecast is good so we should be good to go.

limləmt | Thank You

Norm Johnson
Facility Operations Biologist
kł cp̓əlk̓ stim̓  Hatchery
155 Enowkin Trail
Penticton, BC
Mailing Address
Okanagan Nation Alliance
101 – 3535 Old Okanagan Hwy
Westbank, BC V4T 3L7

T 250 707 0095 ext. 351
F 250 707 0166

—–Original Message—–
From: Raymond Derickson []
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 12:37 PM
To: Norman Johnson <>;; Richard Bussanich <>; Raf De Guevara <>
Subject: Fish trout plantation

Norm Johnson, Fish Biologist
RB, Fish Biologist
Brain Eli, Councillor, Westbank Indian Band Raf De Guevara, Westbank Indian Band, Aboriginal Rights & Title Andrea Alexander, Secretary of Council WIB

Dear Sirs:

Today is Tuesday September 25, 2018 and fish plantation day is Wednesday September 26, 2018 or (24) hours until we have fish planted in Derickson Lake and our joint progress has been roughly as follows:

* Derickson Lake Fish Study completed years 2015/2016
* Letter of support from Westbank Indian Band to Howie Wright, Fisheries Manager May 22, 2018
* Wednesday September 26, 2018 will be fish plantation day by helicopter cannot provide exact time of day
* Ceremonial and cultural fishery ceremonials held Sunday August 26, 2018 by Westbank Indian Band membership, Okanagan Language &  culture Instructor Delphine Derickson & Corrine Derickson, Masters Degree Student & Derickson Family Trap Line Trappers Steve  Derickson & Ray Derickson
*      Derickson Lake conditions determined to be ideal for rainbow trout fish plantation
* Okanagan Nation Alliance have contributed fish and donor stock for out plant
* two trained crew members for fish transfer and release
* to be done follow up monitoring of fish harvest statistics & prepare biological material for ONA fish health lab
* other unmentioned duties & donations

Contributions, efforts and time have been put forward by Government of BC Fishery & ONA & membership of Westbank Indian Band, all in support of this fishery.  Westbank Indian Band leadership please do submitt $(5000) financial contribution to Okanagan Nation Alliance re: letter of May 22, 2018.

Thanking You

R. N. Derickson


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