The Kamloops and District Fish and Game Association’s annual Free Family Ice Fishing Day at Walloper Lake will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19.
Walloper Lake is 35 kilometres south of Kamloops along the Coquihalla Highway or Lac Le Jeune Road, at Exit 336.
Fishing legend Mo Bradley has been organizing the events yearly and said confirmation that the road to the lake would be cleared of snowdrifts and that the frozen lake itself would be plowed did not come until Friday morning.
As always, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Bradley urging participants to get there early to receive fishing rods and a bit of instruction. In addition to being shown by experienced fishers how to ice fish, newcomers will be able to warm themselves by bonfires while enjoying complimentary hamburgers, hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee, courtesy of local businesses.
Bradley said the chances of catching the little rainbow trout are good.
Those with ice-fishing bait and tackle are asked to bring it to the lake, but there will be bait and tackle available for use.
The lake is 35 kilometres south of Kamloops and can be found by taking Exit 336 on the Coquihalla Highway.
The event is free to attend, but donations are accepted.
For more information, call Bradley at 778-470-8372.