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Every year thousands of trout and other fish species inhabiting the Big Wood River migrate into irrigation diversions and canals never to return to the river. At the end of each irrigation season when the water flows are shut off, the fish become trapped and perish. We try to relocate as many as possible and in areas that our permit will allow. 

In 2021 we rescued 23,00 fish, in 2022 we rescued 

If you want to know more about this program please go to our website

The Rescues often occur with little notification resulting in times and locations changing at the last minute.

If you would like to volunteer for this meaningful and fun program please email me a with your email address and phone number. I will put you in a list that gets contacted when we do the rescues. I look forward to hearing from those of you who are interested.

Ed Northen:, mobile: 949-246-9372