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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:

$$
Improvements to the
Trout Fry
TRAA Trout Hatchery

$$
Continuation of the

Salmonid Monitoring Program

$$
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
7:00PM - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

WOFGPA mapYou should have recovered from your turkey sweats by Wednesday so roll off the couch and come on out to the TRAA General Meeting.

Always fun, always informative.

Bring friends or family as guests are always welcome. If you're not a member feel free to drop in and check out what the TRAA is all about.

We meet at the Western Ontario Fish & Game Protective Association clubhouse at 790 Southdale Road, London Ontario.

 

 

 

 

Stream Habitat Work Party
8:00AM - Saturday, October 13, 2018

Habitat WorkThere is a sizable tree blocking what used to be the sandbank cliff on Komoka Creek. This obstruction needs to be removed before the snow falls.

Members are asked to attend with waders or rubber boots and suitable clothing. 

We'll meet at the trout hatchery at 8:00AM sharp. So far the forecast looks good so we'll see you out there!

If you have questions please come out to the TRAA General Meeting on Wednesday, October 10th or contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

One River - Stage 2
Public Information Centre #2One River

The One River Environmental Assessment - Stage 2, Public Information Centre (PIC) #2, was held on October 4th.

A major part of this EA is deciding how the Springbank dam will be decommissioned. If you were unable to attend the October 4th PIC, you can still review the presentation boards and share your thoughts by completing the survey found here:
OneRiver Stage 2 - PIC #2 Survey

Please take the time to complete this survey as it's the best way to make your voice heard on how the Springbank dam should be decommissioned as well as other key issues surrounding the Thames River in London proper.

The Survey is available only until October 19, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

WOFGPA Trout Derby
7:30AM - Saturday, October 21, 2018

WOFGPA troutYou don't have to be a member of the WOFGPA to participate in this derby!

Total length of 3 rainbow trout determines the first, second and third place winners in each division.
There is also a Mystery Fish (worth showing up just to find out what that is!).
Your registration includes a hot lunch with refreshments and a shot at winning some door prizes.

Registration starts at 7:30AM (No Earlier) and the fishing begins at 8:00AM.

WOFGPA Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $18.00
Youth (12 & under): $5.00

This is a great way to support an organization that has been very kind to the TRAA and you'll also have fun doing so!

 

 

 

 

 

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