Fly Tying Mondays Resume on December 5th.

We will get another season rolling on Monday December 4th at TC Outfitters. From 7 pm to 9 pm.

...new members are always welcome.

A box full of flies!

A box full of flies!
...and fly fishers

Monday, September 10, 2012

Trout Unlimited Canada Fish Rescue Program


 
Volunteer Opportunity // Trout Unlimited Canada Fish Rescue
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2012 Dates and Locations:
(Note: these dates are subject to change based on weather and irrigation demand)

Sept. 29:  WCD (High River)
Sept. 30:  WHC (Calgary)
Oct. 13-14:  CBRHC (Carseland)
Oct. 17-19:  LNHC (Granum-Fort Macleod area)
Oct. 20-22:  WBD (Cardston-Pincher Creek area)

 

To register, reply to this e-mail and provide the following details:

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For more information or to register, contact Lesley Peterson: 403-209-5184 or
1-800-909-6040lpeterson@tucanada.org
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Background:
 Numerous irrigation diversion structures exist on many river systems and on-stream reservoirs in southern Alberta. However, most of these structures do not have operable fish exclusion devices to keep both sportfish and non-sport species from entering the canals.

Wild sportfish that enter irrigation canals are generally lost to the fishery because existing canal structures prevent fish from returning to the river system. Until Trout Unlimited Canada's (TUC) Fish Rescues began in 1996, the extent of the problem in Alberta was very poorly documented and received little attention. The data collected over the years has helped to confirm that large numbers of sportfish are being stranded in diversion canals that do not have devices to prevent fish from entering the canals

What is Fish Rescue?
TUC staff and volunteers use electrofishing and netting to capture as many fish as possible from six different canals in southern Alberta fed by the Bow, Highwood, Belly, Waterton, and Oldman rivers. The fish are all identified and counted and returned to the appropriate river where they can complete their life cycle.

Past Efforts:
Since 1998, TUC and our volunteers have rescued over 731,000 fish! Rescued fish include rainbow trout, brown trout, mountain whitefish, bull trout, northern pike, burbot, lake whitefish and yellow perch as well as many unique and interesting non-sport fish species.

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Volunteers of all ages are invited to join us!
This project provides an excellend "hands-on" activity for individuals, families, youth groups and community groups.

What to Bring:
  • Clothes for any weather conditions (rain gear, warm change of clothes, hat or toque, gloves, jacket
  • Sturdy, comfortable boots or shoes
  • Rubber boots, waders or hip boots (THAT DO NOT LEAK)
  • Lunch and snacks for yourselves
  • Water to drink (we will supply coffee, hot chocolate, juice boxes and some water)
  • Your own reusable mug
  • If you bring a dog, they must be on leash at all times

  • You may also want to bring:
  • Camera
  • Lawn chair
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