Trout Unlimited presentation

Here is Steves’s presentation regarding Trout Unlimited last week. Sorry for the delay in getting this posted. take a look at it and look at tucanada.org for more details. If you have any questions about them or the club in general give me a shout and i’ll see if i can find some answers for you.

Peace Country Fly Fishers Trout Unlimited Chapter

Thursday Jan 25 meeting is Important, please come out to hear the presentation

<Sorry the date is NEXT week 1/25/18. please pass the change along>

I need our members to make a particular effort to come out to the meeting this week 1/25/18. There is a proposal for the Peace Country Flyfishers Association to apply to be a Peace Region chapter of Trout Unlimited https://tucanada.org.

Becoming a TU chapter would partner us with 22 Canada and 5 Alberta chapters who actively support maintaining healthy marine habitats that our fish need to grow and thrive. Their mission is “To conserve, protect and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystems and their coldwater resources for current and future generations.”

There would be little change to the club meeting schedule and activities but we would need to take on a more structured leadership (administration\board of directors) and participate in more activities supported by TU.  They have the resources and experience to help us maintain and develop the Peace Region fisheries habitats.

I think this is a very good move for the club and I’d like you to come out and hear and question what they have to say. I would like to propose a formal club vote on this issue at this weeks meeting.

Phil Gorman

https://tucanada.org/trout-unlimited-canada-policies/

Who They Are

Trout Unlimited Canada is a registered Canadian not for profit organization. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystems and their coldwater resources for current and future generations.  All of the work Trout Unlimited Canada does is directed toward achieving this mission.  Our work is guided by science and research and fueled by the unending passion of our volunteers and professional staff.

TUC has been improving the lives and health of Canadians for over 40 years.  A leader in water and fisheries protection, TUC’s renowned professional staff works with volunteers and partners to protect natural spaces and improve Canadian resources.  Science based and volunteer driven, TUC puts more work on the ground than any other national water conservation organization.  Through partnerships and leveraging of funds, $4 worth of work is completed for every $1 donated.

Our highly trained staff support a network of volunteers across Canada operating through Trout Unlimited Canada volunteer chapters, from PEI to Vancouver Island.

Their Mission

To conserve, protect and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystems and their coldwater resources for current and future generations.

 

 

Important changes, please read

Last week i did presentations on Mayflies and Midges (lifecycle, fly patterns, and techniques). i’ve attached my notes for those who were not there.
Due to budget and attendance levels we are moving to meeting on the First Thursday of each month only. the Next meeting will be Feb 8 and i will be looking into extending our meeting season year round.
Also there is a proposal to make the Peach Country Flyfishers Association a chapter of Trout Unlimited (https://tucanada.org/) this is in the early stages of discussing the feasibility and if it looks like something we can\want then we will have a discussion and vote in the February meeting. This is important so i need your input!
Last bit of new is that 2018 memberships are available. Memberships run the Calendar year from January 2017 to January 2018 so get in touch with me or drop in at the next meeting to renew please.

New year, New leadership

Our Esteemed and Fearless leader Jim Epp has stepped down as Head Fish Wrangler. As we take a moment to reflect on and appreciate his decades of hard work and dedicated leadership let’s also congratulate me! By unanimous vote (and no other volunteers) yours truly Dr.Phil will lead us bravely into a new year.  I thank you for your confidence and promise to not publicly embarrass the club or use a spin-caster for grayling fishing in Frenchmans Creek.

I’ve always enjoyed the social get together (and fish stories) at our thursday meetings and i’m hoping to expand on that by bringing in some of the fun reasons why we fish, camp, and generally get outside. Let’s have some fun and bring in more members. We know this is fun and there are possible people out there that don’t know that we are excellent and all the coool kids fly fish.

On our Thursday Jan 14 meetup let’s start to put together a list of what activities or topics we’d like to see or do at our meetings (we go untill April or May) and start scheduling some trips this summer. Bring your ideas and bring a friend.

And i want to remind everybody what our core values as a club should always be.

“Remember to treat the fish, water, and environment with respect so you and others can enjoy our sport far into the future.” Jim Epp

Tight Lines and Rock On

PhilG