Trail Blazers is a weekly feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives
Are you dreaming of the day you can tell your own not-so-tall tale about hooking a prize fish?
Then you may have a chance to make the fish tale a reality in the Christina Lake Fishing Derby this weekend.
Sarah Benson-Lord, Trail archivist, has a little inspiration for all you hopeful derby goers.
Featured in the Sept. 9, 1968 edition of the Trail Times was 12 year-old Eddie Pacholko of Columbia Avenue.
Carrying with him his 21-inch rainbow trout, Eddie walked right into the Trail Times office to show off his catch, even boasting, “You should have seen the one I caught yesterday!”
A student of Laura J. Morrish School and fishing for four years at the time, Eddie told Times staff, “I just go down to the wharf at Trail and throw in the hook. It takes a minute for the fish to bite, but a bit longer to get them in. My dad’s a fisherman, but he does not catch as many fish as I do.”
If you are interested in the derby, the Christina Lake Stewardship Society has all the registration information for Saturday’s (May 27) event on the society’s Facebook page.