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MEMBERSHIPS
ARE DUE!

YOU GET TO BE A TRAA MEMBER FOR A WHOLE YEAR FOR ONLY $25.00DuesYour membership also adds another voice to our efforts in protecting and enhancing aquatic habitats in the London & area community.
YOU'VE TAKEN A LOT OF ENJOYMENT FROM THIS UNIQUE FISHERY. IT'S TIME TO GIVE BACK BY BEING PART OF THE SOLUTION.

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! FUNDRAISING!
Efforts are underway
to get the $$$
we need to continue many of the TRAA's most vital projects:

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Improvements to the
Trout Fry
TRAA Trout Hatchery

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Continuation of the

Salmonid Monitoring Program

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Komoka Creek
Hydrological Study

Please email us if
you'd like to take
an active role in
raising the funds
needed for these
and other important TRAA activities.


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Membership

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the TRAA

Dedication Today for Tomorrow
"For the enhancement, protection and promotion of a viable,
multi-species fishery within the Thames River watershed.

 

TRAA General Meeting
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:00PM

Fishing NightThis is the last General Meeting of the summer. Trout season is in full swing and bass season opens this month so we'll be taking July and August off to go fishing and to get some projects underway.

We will be getting some fishing dates into the calendar as well as some work parties so besure to attend.
Regular TRAA business will follow with news, updates and other general information.

In addition we will have the new TRAA tees, hats and vinyl stickers available for purchase. Those of you who have reserved or paid for tees, etc., please ensure you show up to claim them!

If you haven't renewed your membership please bring along your $25.
If you haven't yet, you've probably been dropped from the roster. But we're a forgiving club so rejoin and you'll be back on the team!
You know it's the best membership deal around, especially taking into account that it includes your immediate family!

We meet at the Western Ontario Fish & Game Protective Association's clubhouse at 790 Southdale Road, London, Ontario. If you have questions please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Trout Release
Saturday, June 23, 2018

Handful of RianbowsThis year's upcoming rainbow trout release has been rescheduled for the morning of Saturday, June 23rd.

We'll be meeting at the trout hatchery at 8:00am to fill the transfer tank and load up the rainbows for the trip to their new home.

The release site will likely be the section of Dingman Creek on the Circle R Ranch. This will be confirmed at the June 13th TRAA General Meeting.

Members who are able to help out are asked to contact our Trout Committee or any TRAA executive.

This appears to be one of the larger batches we've had in a while and so members of the trout hatchery rotation are to be commended.

Once the rainbow trout are out and on their own, the hatchery will be shut down for the summer to facilitate upgrades and maintenance.

If you'd like to get involved with the hatchery operations or have questions please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

TRAA Gear is now available!
Tee shirts, hats and stickers.

TRAA GearMany of you have already pre-ordered the TRAA tee shirts, but if you haven't you had better hurry because many sizes are almost sold out already! These are a steal at $15 each (there is no guarantee this price will be kept on future re-orders).

There are three different hat colours available: Clay Grey, Burnt Orange and Taupe. If you thought the tee's were a good deal, all three editions of these hats are also priced at $15 each (crazy, I know, but we wanted to kick it off as a deal for early buyers).

We now have some nice stickers featuring the TRAA logo that you can display on your vehicle, boat, lunchbox or wherever you like. At this time a price has not been fixed for these but they'll likely be around $2 each.

Get your TRAA Gear (makes a great Valentine's Day gift!) at any TRAA event, such as this coming General Meeting on February 14th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual TRAA Paddle & Fish
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sharon Creek ReservoirThis year we'll be mixing it up a bit by having the Annual TRAA Paddle & Fish on Sharon Creek Reservoir.

We'll be meeting at the main parking area at the west end of the reservoir off of Springer Road - Map.

Fish to target are largemouth bass, crappie and other panfish as well as some bruiser carp.

As the name of the event suggests, you will be restricted to "people-powered" watercraft such as canoes, kayaks, pontoon and belly boats, etc.

All participants must wear approved PFD's (lifejackets) and if you are caught not doing so, you will not be recognized as a participant; no exceptions.

An informal BBQ lunch will follow as per tradition.

All members of the Western Ontario Fish & Game Protective Association and the Forest City Fly Fishers are invited to join in on the fun.

As usual, if you have space in your boat or are looking to buddy-up and help someone paddle their's, please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Businesses Step Up to Help Out the TRAA
The support of the following area business people is much appreciated

Members of the trout hatchery rotation know the woes we've had with lighting in the hatchery. Even with larger fixtures installed a few years ago, it was still frustrating on days when the mercury dipped below -15C and the fluorescent technology just teased us with its dull flicker. Enter Mike Jeffries of Guillevin Greentech in London with nice set of bright and dependable (and new!) LED fixtures. Once they were installed it was like working in well-appointed laboratory.



mumaDuring the February General Meeting the TRAA voted unanimously to re-name the TRAA trout hatchery honouring Keith Wales' memory and his unselfish support of the TRAA's work in the London area, in particular Komoka Creek. Special thanks go out to Muma Manufacturing in St. Thomas for donating the beautiful laser-cut aluminum sign.

Try
After cleaning up the area around the TRAA shed and trout hatchery, our trailer was quite full and needed to be emptied. A big 'thank you' goes out to Rick Vandersluis and Mike Seabrook of Try Recycling who allowed the TRAA to empty the trailer at their facility free of charge.

Angling Sports
Before we could take the trailer to Try Recycling, we needed to get the spare tire for the trailer fixed. Pat Devincenzo, proprietor of Angling Sports, offered to get it repaired. Turns out the tire needed replacing and Pat took care of it.
Angling Sports also supplied cards for all TRAA members that entitle them to a discount equal to the tax on anything in the store.
Thanks Pat, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

TRAA Executives

President
Rob Huber
Vice President
Paul Holmes
 
Secretary
Jeremy Beaton
Treasurer
Randy Bailey
Chairperson
Adam Bengen

TRAA Volunteer Committee Chairs

Trout
Dan Schinkelshoek

Warmwater
Pud Hunter

Habitat
Jeremy Beaton
Paul Holmes
Randy Bailey

Public Relations
Rob Huber
Randy Bailey
Paul Noble

Hatchery Management
Adam Bengen
Randy Bailey