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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Barry Mitchell Has Passed Away





photos courtesy of Don Andersen
Barry Mitchell of Red Deer, Alberta passed away. 

Many of you know Barry from his days publishing the Alberta Fishing Guide magazine and many others from his book “Alberta’s Trout Highway”.

Barry’s interest in our Province’s fishery extended well beyond his writings. He was one of the founding Directors of the Central Alberta Trout Organization formed in the early 80’s serving in many capacities including President. He worked tirelessly on stream remediation projects throughout Central Alberta, he conceived and implemented the Alberta Streamwatch program to provide increased enforcement on the East Slopes streams. Barry pushed Govt. to rewrite the East Slopes angling regulations which successfully improved the fishery.

The list of fishery related issues where Barry was involved is near endless. 

The family is hosting an informal, come-and-go funeral reception for him on Friday, March 6 from 2 to 5 pm at Eventide Funeral Chapel in Red Deer (4820 45 St.). There is no official service happening. An obituary will be published in the Red Deer Advocate soon. 

On a personal level, Barry was a very close friend and we shared camps many times throughout Alberta.

In Barry, I not only lost a friend but the fish did as well.

We all will miss him.

Barry's Obituary


Regards,



Don

1 comment:

Jen Stange said...

I'm Barry's daughter, Jen. Thanks to everyone for their kind thoughts and wonderful stories about our dad, husband, and grandpa. It has been such a privilege to see him honoured in so many ways. We will miss him dearly but will carry his legacy forward whenever we spend time outdoors doing the things he loved to do.