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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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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.

 

Annual TRAA Paddle & Fish
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Start Time has Changed to 7:30AM!

Sharon Creek ReservoirNote that because the gate won't be open until 7:30AM, we have pushed the start time forward to 7:30AM as well.

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

We are pleased to say that Lower Thames Valley CA will be waiving the day pass charges for this event so all participants are urged to respect the area as well as other users of the reservoir.

Please note:
You must be a member in good standing of the TRAA, the Western Ontario Fish & Game Protective Association or the Forest City Flyfishing Club. We will be checking so members of the FCFC and WOFGPA, please bring your current membership cards with you.

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

Fish you'll want 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 around noon 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 theirs, please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

TRAA Meet'n'Fish
Summer, 2018

Fishing NightWe will be meeting weekly for informal TRAA Meet'n'Fish events at various spots in and around the London area once bass season opens.

As the schedules are published, we'll be sticking with it so there will be no rescheduled dates.

Rain, snow, wind, cold, heat, less than ideal fishing conditions, etc. will still find us on the water.
However, please use your judgment and stay home if there are thunderstorms, epic floods, tornadoes, zombie invasions or other serious circumstances afoot.

The purpose of the Meet'n'Fish is exactly what the name implies. Come out to meet fellow TRAA members in their natural habitat, swap techniques & tales, get to know your home waters, and maybe catch a few fish.

Here are the first four Meet'n'Fish evenings (All start at 5:30PM):

Thursday, July 12th: Tiffany Park, Delaware
The entrance to the park is opposite Wellington Street off of Gideon Drive in Delaware Ontario.

Thursday, July 19th: Springbank Park
Fishing can be anywhere here but most of us will likely concentrate downstream of the dam site.

Thursday, July 26th: Stoneybrook & Pulham Fields area
Go east on Windermere Road off of Adelaide Street North (at the Waltzing Weasel). Go to last parking lot behind the ball diamond.

Thursday, August 2nd: Gibbons Park
Go west on Victoria Street to the last parking lot on the left lot before the dead end.

Further dates and locations will be scheduled based on member interest and feedback and/or suggestions.

If you 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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