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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 Meet'n'Fish
Summer, 2018

We have been meeting weekly for informal TRAA Meet'n'Fish events at various spots in and around the London area since bass season opened.

The purpose of the Meet'n'Fish is exactly what the name implies. Come out and maybe catch a few fish with fellow TRAA members, have fun, talk about fishing and get to know your home waters.

These events haven't been well attended so we are wondering if everyone's on holiday trips away, or if Thursdays aren't a good time, or if it's been to hot or maybe you're just to tired to get off the couch after work!

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

If you have questions please contact us.

Here are the next couple of Meet'n'Fish evenings. All start at 5:30PM, but just come out when you're able:

Thursday, August 9th: Kilworth
Drive west from London on Oxford Street West to Kilworth Park Drive and turn south (left). Follow Kilworth Park Drive until it ends. Walk across grassy area to river. Target species are pretty much anything that swims in the Thames River but smallmouth bass are the faves here.

Thursday, August 16th: Ross Park
Entrance to the parking lot is a bit tricky. If you're coming from north London south on Richmond Street, it'll be on your left after you've crossed the bridge that spans the North Thames River. If you're coming from the south, the entrance is on your right as soon as you pass Raymond Avenue. Then it's a short hike through the park to the river.

 

 

 

 

TRAA General Meeting
7:00PM - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

This is the first meeting after our summer break so you'll want to make sure you attend as we'll be catching up on everything that's happened over the past two months.

Everyone is welcome so if you want to bring a friend or if you're just interested, come on out!

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

If you have any 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