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Spring Lake Rules

New and old members please read the following information. All club members are expected to adhere to the following when using the club’s property on Spring Lake. We have been a good member of the Spring Lake community for over 67 years and a number of recent incidents have not shown our members in a good light. We need to ensure our actions do not jeopardize our good relationship with the other residents of the Spring Lake community.

Access

Waterfront access to Spring Lake is limited. The club maintains two properties on the north end of Spring Lake. Vehicle access to the lake is through a locked gate on Water Crescent Road . Members who renew their annual membership are provided with an access code which is not to be shared. Ensure the lock is securely closed by compressing the clamp and spinning the numbers. Do not allow other vehicles access on your entry.

Foot access is available through the property with the shelter and washroom facilities located two properties to the east.

Membership DOES NOT provide you with access to Spring Lake Resort, the only other vehicle accessible launch on the lake.

Dock and Launch area

Members can drive to the dock and boat storage area to unload gear and boats. Boats should be launched beside the dock. This is the only area owned by the club.

Once equipment has been offloaded ALL vehicles (other than handicap permitted vehicles) MUST park near the shelter where signs indicate.

Boats may be left on the racks but require a boat sticker that will be provided with membership.

Please keep our impact on the areaj to a minimum. Watch where you drive when its muddy. Only use the trail to the dock and from the dock to the shelter. Do not short cut across the common. Take all garbage home with you.

Shelter

This maintained by club members. If something needs attention contact the executive or fix it.

The toilet facilities are basic and located on the north side of the building at the base of the stairs. Bring your own toilet paper . The porta potty has been removed from the dock area.

There is a BBQ but propane is not provided.

Fires can be lit in the fireplace in the structure but must be small and extinguished when you leave.

There is no water on site.

Community Rules

No open fires .

No camping on our property or other community lands.

Take all garbage home

Enjoy the opportunity to have lake access and leave our property as good or better than you found it.

Not following the rules will risk losing access for all members to the lake and your membership.

Tight Lines
Paul L

May 2020 FlyCaster

EXECUTIVE REPORT

Happy Spring!

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

The new dock at spring lake will be installed Tuesday May 5th. Feel free to give us any feedback about the dock.

The New Combination Lock will be installed on Tuesday May 5 around 11 am. For those who have not renewed your membership, will need to do so before you receive the combination # for the new lock.

We have made it easy to renew your membership online this year, due to Covid-19. Please print off a membership form from this link, or www.edmontontrout.ca

Please email the completed form(or picture of the form). All fees can be mailed to the address on the form or interac e-transfer to paul@eecmotors.com. I will reply with confirmation and a receipt.

Feel free to email any questions. paul@eecmotors.com

We will be installing the new lock that will not open with existing keys, on Tuesday May 7th. 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.

Tight Lines

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.