1971 – George & Kathy, Hay purchase the property on Bradner Road
1973 – They Open Silverbrook U-Catch Trout Farm
1998 – Dan Hay took over management of the Silverbrook Farm
2000 – Dan & Stef get married at farm
2002 – Dan & Stef’s kids, Stacey, Julie, David, Daniel & Joshua become helpers at the at the trout farm doing landscaping and pond maintaince and customer service.
2007 – Kim Hay takes over management of the Silverbrook Farm and is aided by Kaden & Zoey.
2013 – Kim marries long-time fiancee John Danyliuk at the farm
2015 – Dan & Stef Hay return to the farm and take over management of Silverbrook U-Catch Trout Farm
2017 – Dan & Stef added free range eggs, chicks, ducks and quail to the offerings through BC Farm Fresh.
Who We Are
Stef calls the trout farm her hidden treasure. “Whenever I leave it seems like everyone is rushing around and the pace is so fast”. At the trout farm, everything is laid back and peaceful. I love being able to share this small island of tranquility with others. Dan & Stef married at the farm and have managed it first in the late 1990s, taking a break while Dan’s sister, Kim, took over and then returning in 2015.
Both Dan and Stef say that hearing a child’s delighted laughter as they catch their first fish is a truly joyous experience. One of their favourite things is meeting returning customers who were first brought to the trout farm as children by their parents and grandparents, now returning to introduce their own children to the fishing.