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  1. The draft Bull Trout Recovery Plan has finally been posted for public comment. https://www.alberta.ca/bull-trout-recovery-plan-engagement.aspx Bull trout Recovery Plan engagement Share your feedback on the draft Bull Trout Recovery Plan by June 13, 2021. www.alberta.ca
  2. Along with other Chapters across Canada, Northern Lights is conducting a membership drive during May. 100% of membership fees from renewals and new memberships during May will be directed to the local Chapter to which the member is affiliated. A Newsletter has been sent to all current and lapsed members explaining the reason for the drive and the increased level of concern for Canada's freshwater and the species that depend on it. If you haven't received this Newsletter, the text is below. TUC needs your support now more than ever. A REQUEST from NORTHERN LIGHTS FLY FISHERS, your local
  3. Thanks for the interest. Calls for volunteers will be posted in the Northern Lights Newsletter that goes out monthly to TUC members, Next newsletter goes out on April 20th. Some volunteer anglers will be needed for the grayling project on the upper Pembina in May. For insurance/liability reasons we have to restrict this to members of TUC, however.
  4. During his Zoom presentation on April 7, Jim McLennan talked of his concerns over coal mining in the eastern slopes. He recommended that we visit MountainsnotMines for background on the issue and that we express our opinions as individuals. The site identifies 3 main areas at risk from the potential mining activities: Water -The negative impacts of probable water contamination will be felt by approximately 1.6 million Albertans; 1.4 million served by the North Saskatchewan watershed and over 200K served by the Oldman River headwaters. Wildlife - this expansive area represents cri
  5. We've received notice that the Alberta Conservation Association has selected all four of the projects submitted by Northern Lights for funding in 2021 to the full extent requested: - continued work on our Arctic grayling project in the upper Pembina - deveopment of educational displays on what trout eat and related angling techniques (for display at Muir Lake and to be made freely available in digital form) - walleye study at Jackfish Lake - further riparian protection work along Dogpound Creek More detailed information to come, but we would not be able to maintain ou
  6. The impact of catch and release on the fish is usually discussed in the context of spring, summer and fall fishing. The Keep Fish Wet organization has just published an interesting article on Winter Fishing
  7. At Muir Lake there are 8 signs on the natural food sources for trout. Each sign describes the characteristics and life cycle of a particular species and provides suggestions for fly and spin fishing techniques to imitate that species. The signs include images of flies that represent the food item in each of its life stages. These signs are showing the effects of time and weather since they were installed in about 2003 and need updating and replacing. Northern Lights, with the support of the Edmonton Oldtimers Fishing Club, has started work on the replacements. We plan to submit a grant re
  8. Unfortunately the Covid pandemic has made it impossible for us to hold our annual dinner/auction as originally scheduled on November 7th thIs year. However, there is still a chance for you to become the proud owner of a 7’ 6″ 3/4 weight cane rod with two tips, built on a Payne 98 taper, retailing at $1,350, built and donated by internationally known rod maker, Don Andersen, http://bamboorods.ca/ . The draw will be held at 7:30pm on Nov 7th at the planned location for our dinner/auction, front door, Kenilworth Community Hall. You don't need to be there to collect your prize if you're the luc
  9. Aerators are now running at Hasse. ACA decided to add two to the 5 we provided (although one of these is awaiting a new part). Working well so far. If anyone is in the area over the winter please drive in and let me know(Treasurer@nlft.org) if all are running ok. ACA will check periodically but the quicker any breakdown is reported the easier it is to get it fixed. Water quality is good. Hopefully this will be a good rainbow/tiger trout fishery next Spring!
  10. Not familiar with Elite Series hooks. Anyone tried them out - reviews?
  11. As a follow-up to Katie's presentation here's an article on the companies that are going to strip-mine Alberta if all goes according to their plans: https://bit.ly/2SCOL2p
  12. HASSE LAKE Fortis has now extended power to lakeside and final wiring of the aeration system should be completed in the next two weeks. The 5 aerators will be approx 400' out from the parking lot. Meanwhile in addition to the 5000 all-female 8" triploid rainbows stocked last May, a few more fish were added in late Sept: 50 16" diploid rainbows 2000 4-5" Tiger Trout 500 9-10" Tiger Trout Water quality and oxygen levels have remained good over summer. Spring planted trout have grown rapidly. Further stocking will occur May 2021. Should be a good fishery next year!
  13. 1. Conserving and Restoring Arctic Grayling in the Upper Pembina River Watershed – Habitat Restoration Planning Test angling in conjunction with AEP staff will be conducted during the week of August 10 to 15. Ken Monk will then be providing an update based on the number, size and condition of fish caught and released and other related observations 2. Riparian protection on Dogpound Creek This project was delayed as ACA was not sure it would have sufficient funds to cover its share of the costs involved. However, with increased revenues from higher t
  14. On June 4, 2020 the Federal Government released their proposed Recovery Strategies for Bull Trout, Saskatchewan- Nelson Rivers and Rainbow Trout, Athabasca River population for the sixty-day public review process. https://species-registry.canada.ca/index-en.html#/documents/1414 https://species-registry.canada.ca/index-en.html#/documents/1835 The contact address to provide comments: Director SARA Directorate Department of Fisheries and Oceans 200 Kent St. Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6 SARA/LEP.XNCR@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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