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.



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.










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 Fishing Evening
Springbank Park West - Thursday, August 22, 2019; around 5:30pm

Springbank-West-MapWe've been heading out to try our luck every Thursday evening in July and August. The next location will be Springbank Park West.

The start time is fluid as many people work but we shoot for 5:30pm. If you're delayed, just come when you're able. 

Turn off Commissioners Road (right if travelling west, left if travelling east) to enter the park on West Springbank Gate. Bear left onto Rivers Edge Drive and follow to the parking lot. We’ll be fishing around the former dam.

Wading is recommended but not necessary.

Target species are smallmouth bass and pike with chances at walleye, river redhorse, freshwater drum, channel catfish and the odd muskie.

These events are a go, rain or shine. Use you're own common sense. If the river is super high and muddy, your chances of catching a fish are slim so there's no need to endanger yourself. We clear off the river at the first sign of lightning, regardless of water conditions.




Annual TRAA Paddle & Fish
Past Event - July 13, 2019

Stan-through-oar-frameThis year's TRAA Paddle & Fish took place on July 13th and we had around a dozen participants from the TRAA, the Forest City Flyfishers and the Western Ontario Fish & Game Protective Association.

It was a beautiful day with the thunderstorms holding off for our after-paddle BBQ.

This year's route took us from Elgin Road 73, through the town of Dorchester to the Lion's Park just west of town.

Most, if not all of us, had never been on this stretch of the South Thames River. Our efforts were rewarded with some of the prettiest scenery that any river has to offer.offer. Click Here for a short "point of view" video to give you an idea.

Check the Past Events page for more details and pictures.





TRAA General Meeting
7:00PM - Wednesday, September 11, 2019

WOFGPA mapThis will be our first meeting following the summer hiatus.

There was a lot going on over the summer so come on out to get updated on what we were doing all summer as well as all the upcoming events, projects and other neat stuff.

As always, 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.






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

TRAA GearMany of you have already ordered the TRAA tee shirts, but if you haven't you had better hurry because many sizes are almost sold out! These are a steal at $15 each.

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.

We now have some nice stickers featuring the TRAA logo that you can display on your vehicle, boat, lunchbox or wherever you like. These are $2 each but you get one for joining the TRAA as a member or renewing an existing TRAA membership.

Get your TRAA Gear (makes a great Christmas gift!) at any TRAA event, such as this coming General Meeting.





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


Melchers logoOver the past couple of years the folks at Melchers Construction Ltd have offered up their beautiful boardroom for TRAA executive meetings. It's an ideal space with all the amenities required for us to accomplish all the "behind the scenes" work of the TRAA. Many thanks go out to the continued support of Melchers Construction Ltd.


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.

mumaThe 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.

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

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

TRAA Volunteer Committee Chairs

Dan Schinkelshoek

Pud Hunter

Jeremy Beaton
Paul Holmes
Randy Bailey

Public Relations
Rob Huber
Randy Bailey
Paul Noble

Hatchery Management
Adam Bengen
Randy Bailey