Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Future of the Lake Huron Fishing Club and Chantry Chinook Classic could be in your hands?

This was sent out to the Club Membership & I said I would send it out to as many People as possible through my Blog & Fishing Forums, 

Subject: The Future of the Lake Huron Fishing Club and Chantry Chinook Classic

This email is an urgent call to our fellow members of the LHFC.

The people that run the Chantry Chinook Classic need help…….. And lots of it…….. Simply put, if some of our members do not step up and help, the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby of this past summer will likely be the last.

I will remind everyone that without the funds the Club receives from the Chantry, both of our hatcheries will close permanently.  Once that happens, the Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout fishery will be lost on the eastern shores of Lake Huron.

The Derby committee meets once a month in the evening for 2 hours.  I have to think that there are 6 members, out of a pool of over 400 members, that enjoy fishing Huron and its Tributaries enough to commit to helping out a few hours a month.

We have been very lucky as a Club to have enough volunteers at both hatcheries to rear our fish , and the Executive Board of Directors have as well, so we are good in those departments, although we are always looking for more help too. But the urgent help is needed to keep the largest source of our funding, the Chantry Derby, alive.

Simply put, either step up, or the Lake Huron Fishing Club and its stocking program will come to an end.  The math is very simple folks – no money, no more stocking any salmonids………and no more  LHFC.

Kind Regards,
Michael Hahn
Lake Huron Fishing Club

Some jobs needing to be filled are: media person; someone good with a computer; volunteers to help with our Sponsorship Committee (to approaching businesses). As well, we need people to help with some of the duties needed to run the derby. 

On another note, we have a School Salmon Hatchery Program that will reach 35 or more schools this year. Students help us raise Salmon in their classrooms. We run a  Kids Day the middle weekend of our Derby. LHFC/OFAH supply equipment for the Tackle Share  (Rod, Reel and Tackle) in Bruce County Librarys, that kids can take out for a week, just like a book. This could all end if we don't get some help. Many hands make for light work. PLEASE step up and help if you can.
Thanx and Tight Lines Richard
LHFC School Salmon Hatchery Program Co-ordinator

Lake Huron Fishing Club Website:

Forest City Bassmasters meeting last night as one of the Guest speakers

Richard Elliot Jr. – LHFC School Hatchery Program Co-ordinator (also Waterloo Wellington CBAF, Lake Huron Fishing Club, Grey Bruce Bass Club and CBAF Team Ontario Member 2009). Richard will talk about the Lake Huron Fishing Club School Salmon Hatcheries and how we can participate as part of our conservation efforts. This looks like a great opportunity for our club to contribute.

Jeff Zeisner – Jeff has fished 65 FLW events as a co-angler over the last 10 years including 6 top 10 finishes. Jeff has a huge wealth of tournament experience to share and will talk a bit about non boater etiquette in the tournament world.

Other Agenda Items:
Membership dues for 2017 will be due at the October meeting.

This was a great meeting, Forest City Bassmasters & the Lake Huron Fishing Club has set up a partnership to have a Parkview Public School in Komoka raise Chinook Salmon in one of their classrooms with FC taking the lead & LHFC helping with support & equipment needed to set it up all because of BRUCE POWER funding support. I ended up joining the club at the end of the meeting.