Society goes trolling for fishing gear

The old saying that one man’s castoffs is another man’s treasure is never more applicable than when it comes to fishing.

The old saying that one man’s castoffs is another man’s treasure is never more applicable than when it comes to fishing.

Anyone considering upgrading their boating fishing equipment this fall is asked to donate the gear to the Nanaimo River Stewardship Society for a garage sale benefitting the Nanaimo River Fish Hatchery.

It’s the society’s second annual fundraiser for the hatchery, with all proceeds go to the Pink Salmon Net pen Project as well as educational programs for area students. Last year’s sale raised $6,000 and organizers are hoping to top $10,000 this year.

Anyone wishing to donate items can contact Jim McKinney at 250-729-9649 or 250-616-2755 or Clyde Wicks at 250-756-4833.

Items can also be dropped off at Harbour Chandler, 52 Esplanade, or Skippers Marine, 104-1840 Stewart Ave.

The garage sale takes place 9 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 24) at Harbour Chandler.