We are famous for growing the best sweet corn around.
(It is now available at the stands...and as good as always!)
But we made the international news over the weekend!
One of the biggest fish ever caught in North America was snagged right here in the Fraser River.
The sturgeon is believed to be over 100 years old.
A few years ago we gave my dad a sturgeon fishing expedition as a gift...
and went along on the adventure.
He caught a nice-sized sturgeon and I documented it right here.
But his four-foot prize was not nearly the monster that Margaret and Michael Snell
of Salisbury, England landed last week.
It took 4 1/2 hours and a ten-kilometer chase down the river to bring in the 'dinosaur fish'.
They will have a whopper of a fish story to tell!
Also on the weekend news...
a story about the record-breaking mosquito plague in Chilliwack.
I'm staying away from the Fraser River these days...
and wondering if the Snells weren't eaten alive as they struggled with the great white sturgeon!
Sturgeon, mosquitoes and sweet corn...
giving Chilliwack a name!