Friday, November 27, 2015

LHFC School Salmon Hatchery partners with 5 other clubs

The Lake Huron Fishing Club School Salmon Hatchery Program & Bruce Power partnership is benefitting more than just our local schools.  Contacts were made last November when I attended the Upper Great Lakes Management Units meeting in Sudbury, with a few other clubs.  As a result, we have formed a partnership between LHFC and the following five clubs: Bluewater Anglers & their 3 schools in Sarnia; Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association & their 3 new schools; 1 of the Bruce Peninsula Sportsmen's Association members will be helping  with the Wiarton School joining SSA & LHFC; United Fish & Game Clubs of Manitoulin & their 1 school; Canadian Bass Anglers Federation with 1 of the members from Waterloo/Wellington & Mississauga clubs helping out with Breslau & Guelph schools. This is great to see, & as a result there will be 27 schools involved with the program. That should add up to over 1,000 students directly involved with raising the Salmon in their Classrooms or Library’s, from Sarnia to Guelph to Manitoulin Island. We would like to send a huge “Thank You” to Bruce Power for making this a reality. Also, SSA has 2 more school`s that they already had set up in Owen Sound, bringing the total to 29 School`s raising Salmon, because of the Club`s listed above. A couple of the schools have already had the eggs starting to hatch. Our partnerships are a huge step in the right direction! There will be lots of new youth interested in fishing by the end of this year!

Sarnia Area Schools

Peninsula Shores District School  Wiarton   

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The School Salmon Eggs are starting to hatch

Monday was the last school set up, the chiller had a bad motor for the fan & it needed replaced, headed up to Hanover to put the Chiller in the tank & was emailed when the temperature was 10c than headed to pick up the eggs & put them into one of our new Egg trays to wait for the to start hatching, there were a few hatched at the Walkerton Sacred Heart High School when I went to pick up the eggs & other school are reporting they have started too.

Checking out the tank & finding some hatched everything is good.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

8 more School's Salmon eggs are delivered

1st it was off to Port Elgin to meet Brian to pick up the Salmon Eggs at 8am, Walkerton Sacred Heart High School, Wingham FE Madill High School, Wingham Sacred Heart , Brookside Public, Goderich District Collegiate School, Ethel North Woods Elementary, Breslau St. John's Kilmarnook School & Guelph Resurrection Christian Academy  

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

2 more school's set-up

North Woods Elementary Ethel, St. John's-Kilmarnock Breslau is set-up & waiting for the Salmon Eggs & everything needed to set up Resurrection Christian  Academy Guelph was dropped off for Shawn to set-up after the equipment is done being cleaned. Lots of very happy youth with lots of Questions.

Monday, November 9, 2015

3 more School's set-up today St Anthony's Kincardine, Hanover Heights Community, Peninsula Shores District Wiarton

We are trying new Chillers this year Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association & the OFAH use them already, Canadian made in PEI. St Anthony's Aquarium is set-up in the Library, Hanover Heights Community is in Grade 1 both are 1st time school's & Peninsula Shores District is set-up in Grade 3 & are back into the Hatchery program after a year off.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

3 more School's set up

Started off with Formosa were a few students helped set up the equipment, Walkerton WDCS students had lots of questions & back to Teeswater Sacred Heart just as the class were finished for the day.

Monday, November 2, 2015

LHFC School Salmon Hatchery Program is officially started for 2015-16

My 1st School set up in 2010 Teeswater Hillcrest is the 1st School set up in 2015, let the water & temperature stabilize & deliver the eggs in a couple weeks.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Getting ready for the 2015-16 School Salmon Hatchery Program to start

Part of my Weekend Friday afternoon & evening setting up 12 School Hatchery set ups running Chlorine threw them & checking that the Chillers are working to hold the temperature at 10c or 50f & finding 2 leaking Aquariums, to KW Big Al's to buy 3 Aquariums to have 1 as a spare & now I can start setting up my School's to get ready for the Salmon Egg delivery about the middle of November. Always looking to add School's to my waiting list & always looking for more volunteers.