The success of a catchable trout program on seven lakes near Vancouver is described in terms of effort generated, success rates in the fishery, and total catch. The effort generated by this was sufficient to produce a positive cost/benefit ratio when the value of an angler day exceeds $7.80. Cost/benefit ratios were much lower than conventional yearling stocking programs. The average CPUE for this program (0.22 fish/hr, 0.61 fish/day) was somewhat lower than for conventional stocking programs in this area. Total catch on the seven lakes accounted for 59% of the fish stocked. Anglers on these lakes were less experienced than average, and the proportion of individuals <16 and >65 years of age was higher than that determined by the national sportfishing survey.
Parkinson, Eric A.. 1985. An Evaluation of the Catchable Trout Program in Lakes Near Vancouver - British Columbia. Ministry of Environment. Fisheries Management Report. 80