Friday, December 20, 2013

LHFC School Salmon Hatchery Program Expands to 17 Schools

The Lake Huron Fishing Club & Bruce Power has started a 3 year Partnership deal with them donating $12,000.00 to let us expand from 10 schools last year to 17 schools this year, here is a bit of video of the Alevin as they get their 1st feed the last day of school before Christmas break. We started off with 1 school in 2010, 3 schools in 2011, a $6,000.00 grant from Libro Financial Group allowed us to expand to 10 school in 2012 & now the grant from Bruce Power allowed us to expand to 17 school in 2013-14, most of the schools were set up in late October but we added 2 in the last week, School that are now involved are located 2 in Goderich, 1 at Brookside, 1 in Wingham, 2 in Teeswater, 2 in Mildmay, 2 in Walkerton, 1 in Ripley, 2 in Kincardine, 2 in Port Elgin, 1 in Southampton & 1 in Wiarton, Thank You very much Bruce Power for your generous donation. Hoping to hit 20 for 2014-15 & the waiting list is growing.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mildmay Sacred Heart Junior School Salmon are Hatched

The salmon are all hatched & the egg trays are being put away for another year, with the program expanding to 15 schools we are reaching 100's of more youth than we did last year.

Monday, November 18, 2013

LHFC November Meeting, Bruce Power & Awards

Bruce Power VP of Corporate Affair James gives a talk, LHFC Members Award ceremony, Most Active New Member, Most Active Member & Conservation Member of the Year, another great meal paid for by Bruce Power. Al Wilkins set up 1 of the LHFC School Salmon Hatchery's for everybody to see , we have 15 School's invovled so far this year.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

LHFC Port Elgin Salmon Hatchery Nov 1-13

Took a few pictures of the Egg boxes before getting them ready to transport to the school.

School Salmon Hatchery Program Started 2013-14

A few pictures from a couple of my Schools

Mildmay Sacred Heart Senior School

This is the 1st of the Bruce Power sponsored Hatcheries, set it up today & hoping to deliver the Eggs on Friday.

Kincardine Trout Hatchery

Up to Kincardine today to flush out the 8 Chillers that arrived yesterday so they can start being set up in the Schools, while I was there took a little bit of Video of the 50,000 or so Rainbows that we are raising.

Friday, November 1, 2013

LHFC School Salmon Hatchery Start up 2013-14

Started off by driving to Port Elgin to the LHFC Salmon Hatchery, after getting the Eggs in the containers & after a short talk it was off to Walkerton Sacred Heart High School, Mildmay Sacred Heart Junior School, Teeswater Hillcrest School, Teeswater Sacred Heart School & F.E. Madill High School to deliver the Salmon Eggs & start off the new season, everybody was very excited to see the Eggs as some of the Aquariums have been set up for over a week.
Tight Lines

Bruce Power Sampling Salmon & Trout at Baie Du Dore Oct 15-013

When we arrived at the Ramp there were no other Trailers in the parking lot & we were asked if we would wait around long enough to have Measurements, Weight & Scale Samples from our fish taken, my reply was as long as I can get a bit of video sure lol. We started fishing in 70' of water out front of Douglas Point trolling out to 120' in front of Bruce B then back to 85' at the north point of Inverhuron Bay & then across the front of Bruce B in 75' TO 90' of water, 1 Laker, 2 Rainbows, 2 Coho & 3 Chinook in an afternoon of fishing. Likely the last time out there this year but maybe not. Tight Lines Richard

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby Kids Day Aug 3-13

There were no boats out that I saw today & one fish weighed in 1st thing in the morning, caught last night. The Kids had fun, a special Thank You to the Volunteers & the Sponsors. Entry Fee Free, prizes for everybody, how can you go wrong lol.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

30th Anniversary Celebration Boat Draw! for the 30th Annual Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby

In the market to buy checkout their line up, Tigwell Marine & Cycle Sponsor of the Boat, Motor & Trailer package. Ticklets are available from Derby Committee Members. 30th Anniversary Celebration Boat Draw! Win a 16’ MirroCraft Deep Fisherman With 15 HP Tohatsu Electric Start Outboard and 1200 lb Loadrite Trailer Retail Value: $8,500.00 All Derby Tickets Purchased Automatically Entered! Draw Tickets Also On Sale: $2.00 Each or 3 For $5.00! Sponsored by: Tigwell Marine & Cycle

Friday, May 10, 2013

Bruce Power & LHFC Partnership Announcement

The evening started out with introductions, a Home cooked Meal & Pies, after that Bruce Power announced what their plans are to start the next 3 years of our Paretnership. Information about some of the studies they are doing & how we can help with supplying information through our Web Site on fish caught & if we see their temperature equipment out of place throughout the lake more info to follow in our News Letter.

Bruce Power & LHFC Partnership Announcement

Bruce Power announces a $12,000.00 donation for the LHFC School Salmon Hatchery Program for 2013 & another $8,000.00 for a total of $20,000.00 for 2013 & as a Partnership takes some time to build a relationship they also added another $20,000.00 for the next 2 year for a total of $60,000.00 for 2013-2015, what a way to start a Partnership, Thank You to all involved, Group Picture After the Meal 75 people were booked to be there & the ladies said 98 actually showed up & a Great Meal it was. President Brian Garnet & Vice President Mike Hahn do you think they look happy, Home Cook meal with Pie before the official Partnership Announcement

Monday, April 29, 2013

LHFC Release 58,000 Rainbow Trout 6" to 10"

The Lake Huron Fishing Club & the Ontario Steelheaders were busy on Saturday driving from Kincardine Hatchery to different locations around Walkerton & started to Release the 58,000  Rainbow Trout they raised, the Eggs were collected last April & they were taken care of by a Dedicated bunch of Hatchery Volunteers until they reached 6" to 10", the Water Temperature was right & their journey to the lake has started & this years Rainbow Eggs are already collected & will be taken care of until next years Release. Both organization are always looking for new Members. membership form can be found on their websites.   

Sunday, April 28, 2013

LHFC North Port School Salmon Hatchery Release

Well over 110 students and parents came out to release the fish Saturday morning. Every student had a fish to release. Great success. Several parents and their children toured the salmon hatchery afterwards. Shoreline Beacon and Saugeen Times covered this event. Northport also video taped it and it will be on their web-site.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Kincardine Huron Heights Salmon Release & Trout Hatchery Tour

A beautiful day for Realeasing the Salmon & our Partners from Libro Financial Group Directors Wanda Inglis & Marg Beard jumped right in to help by standing in the water & finding out what the Salmon's name were.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Goderich & Brookside Salmon Release Apr 24-13

Another cool wet day to release the Salmon but everyone seemed to enjoy it, after the release the schools split up, Goderich started with the Lighthouse Tour while Brookside headed to the Trout Hatchery first. Al Wilkins did another great job of informing the students about the Brown & Rainbow Trout & how the Hatchery is run & the Invasive Species that have moved into the Great Lakes.

Kincardine Tiverton Township School Salmon Release Apr 23-13