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June 2018 Flycaster

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

We had another great year of meetings and presentations. Thanks to all the presenters for giving up their time to prepare and deliver their excellent presentations!

Member’s Night was a great event with about 40 people present. A short business meeting preceded the drawing of 2 door prizes of fly tying materials and a 50-50 draw that I was fortunate enough to win.

Special thanks to Ember Currie for drawing my ticket!!

This was followed by an excellent potluck dinner featuring a variety of dishes so thanks to all those who contributed.

Wesley Kyle won both ETFC trophies for “Largest Trout Caught on a Fly” & “Largest Trout – All Tackle” for 2017. ETFC members Glen Brandt & Gaetan Richard also won AFGA awards for largest Cutthroat & Brook Trout caught in 2017. Be sure to take lots of pictures of your fish this year and photos of their length for submission for ETFC & AFGA awards and ETFC slideshows.

Finally we had a very entertaining and informative presentation by Paul Lanteigne about salt water fly fishing in the Mexican Carribean. It was a great way to wrap up another ETFC meeting season.

We are having a BBQ at our Spring Lake property this weekend Sunday June 10 and I hope to see you all out there for a great event. Thanks to Ray Kelsey for organizing this annual get together!

With only 10 days til most of our favourite rivers open for another fantastic season of trout fishing I hope you all have tied up a bunch of flies and have your gear all ready for some great summer fishing trips. Ron Sohnle is having his annual BC fishing trip in late June and I will probably be putting on the ETFC Blackstone River trip again this year. Details to come!

Our next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7 PM @ Queen Mary Park Community Hall.

Wishing you all a great summer and tight lines!

Mark

Kids Can Catch

There are 2 Kids Can Catch events this weekend.

Saturday June 9 in Fort Saskatchewan & Sunday June 10 in Beaumont.

These events are meant for kids and their families to experience their first time fishing and there will be equipment and advice supplied.

They are always looking for volunteers for these events to help out with the new anglers and this is a great opportunity to foster and guide the next generation of anglers and conservationists so if you want to help out please do so.

Click the link below for more information or to volunteer.

Kids Can Catch

 

ETFC JUNE BBQ

The ETFC is holding it’s annual June BBQ 

Sunday June 17 2018

This is a long time ETFC tradition and we invite all members to bring their families and friends out to enjoy the facilities at Spring Lake and have a chance to meet new members or reconnect with old friends.

B.Y.O.B.

Bring Your Own Beverages – Please bring your favourite summertime drinks. Please drink responsibly!!

B.Y.O.M. 

Bring Your Own Meat – Please bring your favourite items for the grill. We will be lighting the grills at 3PM and they take a while to heat up. We expect to eat around 4:00 – 4:30 PM

B.Y.O.C. 

Bring Your Own Chairs – We have some large picnic tables but if you want to sit in comfort please bring your favourite chairs.

B.Y.O.P.&U.

Bring Your Own Plates & Utensils – Please bring plates, knives, forks, spoons & cooking utensils. We ask that you bring reusable cutlery and plates and take them home to wash to cut down on waste.

B.S.S.D.&D.

Bring Some Side Dishes & Desserts – The ETFC will be providing condiments, corn on the cob, and baked potatoes. We ask members to bring side dishes such as salads, baked beans, pickles & cheese/veggie/fruit trays as well as desserts to be shared on the community table.

B.Y.F.G.

Bring Your Fishing Gear – We will be having our annual ETFC Fishing Challenge this weekend. Be sure to bring your fishing gear to give Spring Lake a try. We give an award to the adult and youth angler who catches the biggest trout of any species, by any legal means, out of Spring Lake or any other area lake on either Saturday or Sunday Please bring a picture of your fish with a length measurement to Ray Kelsey during the BBQ on Sunday to be eligible.

Hope to see you all there!!

If you have any questions or comment please contact the club or simply reply to this email.

 

ETFC Conservation Raffle

We had a very successful raffle this year!

Thanks to all who helped out with the raffle and sold tickets. We hope to have another raffle next year!

This years winners are as follows:

#1 – Bow River Anglers Float Trip Package – Glenn Wilson
#2 – Darwin Mulligan Framed Metal Print – Kevin Spasiuk
#3 – The Fishin’ Hole Reddington Fly Rod Package – Campbell Ross
#4 – Superfly Fly Rod Package – Dart Wooden
#5 – The Fishin’ Hole Echo Fly Rod Package – Jack Graham
#6 – The Fishin’ Hole Shimano Spin Fishing Package – Gordon Poirier
#7 – The Fishin’ Hole Crowne Fly Tying Package – Michael Soinh
#8 – Alley Beck Framed Trout Print – David Kelsey
#9 – Alpenglow Custom Woodworking Cedar Planter – Darcy Shoemaker
#10 – Pet Products Cat Tree – Earl Crouser
#11 – EEC Motors $100 Gift Card – Wesley Kyle
#12 – EEC Motors $100 Gift Card – Tom Montroy

Congratulations to all this years winners!

Please remember to consider our raffle sponsors when shopping for their related products and services. We could not have this raffle with out their support.

Support those that support us!

OUR 2018 ETFC RAFFLE SPONSORS
(Click The Links Below)

Barry White’s Bow River Angler’s

Barry offers guided float fishing trips on the Bow River south of Calgary. He also offers fly casting instruction for groups or individuals. Click the link above to contact Barry.

Darwin Mulligan Photography

Darwin offers high caliber photography and photo editing services from family photos to destination weddings to amazing landscape photography. Click the link above to find his website and mention the ETFC for a discount on your photography services.

The Fishin’ Hole

The Fishin’ Hole has 2 Edmonton locations and offers all your fishing tackle needs with great customer service and selection. The Fishin’ Hole has been a long time and major sponsor of the ETFC. Click the link above to find their website and sign up for updates on special deals.

Superfly

Superfly is a specialty fly fishing manufacturer and retailer producing everything from fly rods to fly tying materials. Check out their website by clicking the link above.

Alley Beck Art & Design

Alley is a local artist and avid angler. Click the link above to see her amazing artwork available in originals or prints or to commission your own piece.

EEC Motors

EEC Motors offers high quality pre-owned vehicles and performs automotive repairs and service. Click the link above to find their website and ask Paul Lanteigne for the best deals.

Alpenglow Custom Woodworking

Alpenglow offers high quality custom woodworking and design services. You can find their Facebook page by clicking the link above.

Pet Products

Ernest Kitt makes excellent Cat Trees and other items for pet lovers in Edmonton. Click the link above to email Ernest about his products.

 

Member’s Night

Tuesday, May 22 2018 – 7:00 PM
Member’s Night Potluck Dinner
Queen Mary Park Community Hall 10844 117 St.

Guest speaker Paul Lantaigne making a presentation on salt water fishing in the Caribbean and our raffle draw at 8:00 pm.

ETFC Regular Meeting

Tuesday, May 1 2018 – 7:00 PM
Regular Meeting
Queen Mary Park Community Hall 10844 117 St.
Guest speaker: former MLA and fishing guide Robin Campbell making a presentation on fishing Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park.

ETFC Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, April 3 2018 – 7:00 PM
Annual General Meeting
Queen Mary Park Community Hall 10844 117 St.

ETFC Regular Meeting

Tuesday, March 6 2018 – 7:00 PM
Regular Meeting
Queen Mary Park Community Hall 10844 117 St.
Guest speaker Marcel Macullo – Biologist in Athabasca Region to speak to us about fish stocking in Dolberg Lake.