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.
Spring Lake Access
The New Combination Lock has been installed, please reach out to Paul Lanteigne by email or text if you have not received the new combination lock #. firstname.lastname@example.org or text 780.217.1906
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, Please print off a membership form from this link above, or on our website. 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 email@example.com. I will reply with confirmation and a receipt.
Feel free to email any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
FISH STOCKING UPDATE
LOCAL PROVINCIAL FISH STOCKING 2023 COMPARED TO 2022
Much needed renovations to the Cold Lake Fish Hatchery finally got approved this past year. With a temporary shut down of the hatchery, including its water supply, a significant decrease in the number of trout that could be raised for stocking in 2023 was anticipated. The drop in stocking numbers from Cold Lake (for this year only) is less than expected, however, because of some help from other provincial and private hatcheries around the province. Based on fish stocking numbers reported on My Wild Alberta, a comparison with actual fish stocked in 2022 with planned stocking numbers for 2023 (inc. some planned for September ‘23) in 4 of our local fisheries is shown below. Check My Wild Alberta for a full listing of all of Alberta’s stocked fisheries.
As the hatchery isn’t likely to be back into full operation until November this year, there may be a shortage of larger trout for stocking in 2024 as well.