Our club is 100% run by volunteers and continues through the support of members. With some board members completing their term we again have the opportunity for anyone interested in joining the team. The time commitment is low with our club executive meeting on average about once a month. You will be able to participate in shaping both operational and governance support with fellow executive members. For your service to our club members you wil recieve an honorarium of having your membership to both the ETFC and the AFGA paid as well as having fun. If you are thinking about this but have questions, to put your name forward or to recommend someone you feel may be interested please reach out to Ron Storrier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mark you calendar for March 2, 7:00pm. TODD ZIMMERLING – Alberta Conservation Association – Topic: Update on ACA Programs for 2021 and beyond. Should be a very informative presentation.
Edmonton Trout Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Here is a Muir Lake Project Update Northern Lights Chapter of TUC has submitted a grant application to ACA to replace the 8 Education Signs at Muir Lake originally erected by FESA in 2002 as part of ETFC’s 50th Anniversary. The project also includes plans to make digital copies of the sign information freely available to any interested individual or organization including Outdoor Ed and Science teachers. ETFC is a Project Partner and is contributing $800 of the original $4000 it had set aside for Muir Lake signage. Anyone interested in providing input to the sign information, especially regarding angling techniques, or otherwise helping with the work is invited to contact Northern Lights at email@example.com Edmonton Oldtimers Fishing Club and Phil Rowley Fly Angling are also partners with Northern Lights on this project The project’s objective and activities are:
Objective: To increase knowledge of and appreciation for the natural food items available to trout in Alberta’s stocked ponds and of proven angling techniques for imitating the characteristics and behaviour of each food item for greater angling enjoyment and success
Create text, diagrams, and photographs describing the appearance, life-cycle, characteristics and behaviour of Chironomids, Damsel and Dragonflies, Leeches, Caddis, Scuds, Small Fish, Backswimmers and Water Boatmen, and Mayflies in conjunction with an aquatic insect taxonomist, an entomologist, a professional biologist, and an educational reading specialist.
Document and illustrate fly and spin fishing tactics to imitate the appearance and behaviour of each life form based on literature review and input from experienced fly and spin fishers.
Create professionally designed graphics and media for each display to be made freely available to individuals, organizations, and Outdoor Education and Science teachers.
Contract construction and installation of the displays to replace similar but damaged and unreadable signage at Muir Lake Education Centre.
The Edmonton Trout Fishing Club will be using Zoom software for online meetings instead of hosting live meetings for the spring sessions of 2021. A decision will be made at a future date about plans for live meetings in the fall of 2021 and beyond.
Meetings will be held at 7:00 pm (mountain) on the first Tuesday of the month beginning on January 5, 2021. We will have the usual business meeting for the first 30 minutes, followed by a virtual presentation by a guest speaker who will talk to us on a variety of topics of interest to all membership. Please join us on the FIRST Tuesday of the month beginning in January
Click the “Join a meeting button” and enter our MEETING ID # 923 4472 6850 and PASSWORD: 490034
GETTING STARTED Zoom works on a desktop computer or laptop that has a microphone and speakers. Apple phones and iPads, Android phones and tablets. It is best to install the “FREE” Zoom Cloud Meeting App, or software. You don’t need to sign up or even supply email address to join the meetings.
TIPS IF YOU HAVE POOR IMAGE OR SOUND QUALITY
Close other Apps that are running on your device
For mobile devices, move closer to your Wifi Router
Try a different camera or microphone
Keep your microphone muted unless you are speaking. The meeting moderator may mute all microphones if there is too much noise.
Turn on your Video so others can see you and create the virtual face to face experience.
There is a Gallery Button, so you can see everyone in the meeting at the same time, toggle the button to see just the person who is currently speaking.
MEETING NIGHTS & SPEAKERS JANUARY 5th – RUBEN BREITKREUTZ – Manufacturers Representative – FARBANK (Sage/Redington/Rio Products Topic: What’s new in flyfishing FEBRUARY 2nd – CRAIG COPELAND – Cold Lake Fish Hatchery Topic: Update on trout stocking program MARCH 2th – TODD ZIMMERLING – Alberta Conservation Association – Topic: Update on ACA Programs for 2021 and beyond MARCH 16th – MARCEL MACULLO – Fisheries Biologist – Topic: Update on Dolberg, Chain and Salters APRIL 6th – PHIL ROWLEY – Topic: “Season Opener” APRIL 20th – KENTON NEUFELD – Fisheries Biologist – Rocky Mtn House – Topic: Native Trout Recovery in the ES2
Established in 1953, The Edmonton Trout Fishing Club is the oldest trout fishing club in Alberta.
The objective of the club is to promote the art of fly tying, fly-casting and the betterment of trout fishing among its members, and all other activities of a similar nature which may be deemed desirable for the benefit of its members. The club has a property at Spring Lake, which is available to members for picnics, barbecues and fishing.
Club membership is open and we actively encourage anyone interested to join whether they are experienced fly fishers or have never fished before.
Meetings, which normally have a short business meeting followed by an invited speaker, typically occur once a month from January to May on the 1st Tuesday of each month, with a Spring BBQ in June. We pause for the summer fishing season and hold two meetings in the fall. On the 3rd Tuesday of October and November followed by the Xmas Brunch in December to cap off the year.
The club meets at Queen Mary Park Community League at 7pm and light refreshments are provided. The hall is located at 10844 117 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB. Note: Club meetings will be held online until further notice.