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Spring Update

Well Spring has begun and we are currently experiencing some warmer temperatures. I hope you have been getting out on the ice for some fishing or are busy tying flies and maintaining fishing gear for the upcoming fly fishing season.

I have had a few reports that the fishing at Spring Lake has been fairly slow lately which is typical for mid winter it seems. If you have had some success please let us know about it and if you’re on the lake please try to see that all 4 aerators are operational. 

We have decide to restrict access to the lake by vehicle until the frost comes out of the ground and begins to dry up a little, so we do not cause ruts and damage to the property. We have installed a new lock that will not open with existing keys, for the time being. Once the property dries up we will implement the new combination lock.
for those of you who have not renewed your membership, will need to do so.
Then we will email the new combination lock #.
See you all soon out at the lake.

April 2020 Fly Caster

To all ETFC members

In these unprecedented times and government restrictions,I would like to update you on several ongoing issues regarding the ETFC.

The club exec will remain in place until the fall of 2020 , when new elections will occur and the club budget will be presented. The date for this will hopefully be are October meeting.

Existing arrangements for club membership will remain as before. Membership forms and contact and be found on our website. The club has delayed changing of the gate lock at Spring Lake for the time being but will be done before summer.

The executive has moved forward on replacing the dock at Spring Lake . The installation awaits final arrangements with the supplier and possible government regulations. The club will be installing a floating dock. The executive moved forward on this because of government regulations , it’s doubtful we will have another meeting until fall. This would leave club members without a dock and increased difficulties enjoying the lake. The club and town regulations remain enforce at the lake.

The club will continue to be in contact with our members through email ,website and the newsletter. The executive hopes you are all well and look forward to seeing you at club events in the future and on the water.

Ron Storrier
VP, ETFC

ETFC BOAT STICKERS

If you keep a boat at the dock area at Spring Lake please ask for a boat sticker when you renew your membership. Even if you don’t leave your boat at the lake you can still request a sticker. They are totally free and serve a few different functions. Each is individually numbered so the club can reference which member belongs to which sticker and thus, which boat.

The stickers will allow us to identify which of the boats in the dock area are owned by current members. There are a number of boats which have not been used in a number of years and they only add to the clutter in that area.

Also it will be helpful in identifying non-members who are using club facilities.

Furthermore, it adds another level of security to your boat since each sticker is unique and if there are any problems at the lake with the boats we can contact the owners easily.

Please place the sticker on the side of the boat below the gunwales so it is visible on or off the water.

If you have a boat stored at the lake and it has not been used for some time please consider moving it or selling it so we can reduce the amount of items on site.

COVID 19

We are all committed to keeping our volunteer community healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard the daily updates from the Alberta Chief Medical Officer and want to assure you that we are taking every precaution to protect the health and well-being of club members.

We are suspending all in-person club meetings until further notice. Our annual AGM will also be postponed until a later date. While the global risk is rising, the risk of contracting COVID-19 in Alberta is still low. Please look out for one another, practice good hygiene and take other preventative measures, including physical distancing, where possible.

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit the Government of Canada and Alberta Health websites.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html