MOBERLY LAKE, B.C. – Fifty students from Moberly Lake Elementary did their part to help restore the lake on Tuesday.
The students, along with biologists from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations released 14,000 lake trout into Moberly Lake at Spence Tuck Regional Park. The release, which is the third such release this year and brought the total of trout released to over 46,000, will help to create a stable trout population in the lake.
Only six years ago, there were fewer than 400 trout in the lake. Predation from other species like the lake whitefish, as well as overfishing likely contributed to the population decline. Lake trout fishing was closed on the lake in 2002, and continues to be closed every year during spawning season, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 31.