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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 Trout Hatchery
Rainbow Trout Eggs have Arrived!


Rainbow Eggs & BrownieThis year's allotment of rainbow trout eggs were delivered to the trout hatchery April 16th.
This means we now have both rainbows and browns in the hatchery together! It's a great time to visit as you can see the trout both in the egg and the fry stage.

The TRAA trout hatchery is a popular activity of the TRAA as it's a great teaching tool with regard to the life cycle of a trout. Those involved with the hatchery get to see firsthand the development stages of the egg and the fry before their final release destinations to area streams.

Click Here to see a video of the rainbow trout eggs being brought to the hatchery as well as a close look at the brown trout fry!

You can Contact Us or attend a TRAA General Meeting (see below) for more info.

 

 

 

 

Children's Water Festival
Fanshawe Conservation Area - May 16 - 17, 2019

The TRAA will be taking part in the "Public Night" portion of the event, Thursday, May 16 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. It will likely be for kids to cast at fish targets which is as much fun for us as it is for the kids!

If you can come out and lend a hand please contact any of the Executive directly or Contact Us by email.

If you would like more general information about the Children's Water Festival Click Here.

 

 

 

 

TRAA General Meeting
7:00PM - Wednesday, June 12, 2019

WOFGPA mapThis will be our last meeting before the summer hiatus. The next General Meeting will be September 11, 2019.

There will, however be a lot going on over the summer so come on out to the June 12th General Meeting so you know all about 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 Paddle & Fish
Saturday, July 13, 2019

Paddle & FishWe've picked the date for this year's Paddle & Fish but have yet to decide on the route. So far, the route with the most support is the South Thames River east of London.

There will be an email confirming details soon but make sure you block July 13th off on your calendar!

If you have a route suggestion, please Contact Us.

 

 

 

 

 

TRAA Fishing Evenings
Thursdays, July & August, 2019

Carp Fishin

We'll be heading out to try our luck every Thursday evening in July and August this summer. Keep an eye on your email for locations and dates as we organize them.

Send us your suggestions for venues by Clicking Here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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