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Golden Rods and Reels Fishing and Social Club

Meeting Minutes November 12, 2019

Place: Silver Threads Center 2340 Richmond Rd. Victoria, BC

Chaired By:  Dave Cooke

Secretary:  Ron Duncan acting

Called to Order:  9:30 am

Members Attending: 23

Minutes of Last Meeting:  Adopted at Amended

Items Arising from the Meeting: None

Treasurer Report:
Update to Bank balance $18,022 with Net Equity of $16,874
Annual report will be presented at the AGM on December 10,2019
John commented that we must initiate a fund raising campaign because of increase in expenses.
John requests that members pay their dues by the end of November.
$60 individual, $90 Family,  $20 Associate
Jim commented that the in future any BCWF Kids Camp donation should go to an individual rather the camp in general.
John invited input from members to help draft a 2020 budget proposal.
Sandy Mc. Explained that members can earn a bonus of 200 air mile points from time to time when adding $200 to the Thrifty Card and he encouraged members to look for that promotion by Thrifty Foods

Sunshine:  Art reported that John G is hoping to attend meetings in the near future
 
Social:
Sandy R reported that the Gold Stream social event will commence at 11 am and food will be served around 11:30 on Nov 14
The Christmas luncheon will be held on December 03 at Cedar Hill Golf Club. Members must register for the event and pay the luncheon fee $35 by: DEADLINE – NOV 26TH Members voted for no gift exchange this year

Freshwater:
Barry fished Prospect Lake on last Wed. and caught one nice trout.  He later fished Durrance Lake and caught 6 fish on the following flies: Shiny Leech, Royal Coachman Wet. Fish were caught close to the surface on a 3wt. rod
Jim fished Langford and had no trouble remembering how many fish he caught: a total of 1 fish in a week.

Salt Water: No reports of fish caught

ACS:
Brian reported 90 Coho at the Colquitz Creek fence and 163 at Craigflower Creek.
A new facility will be built at Cheanuh Marina as part of the Oceans Protection Plan to moor a 45 ft. oil spill recovery vessel and two barges.

Library: Lots of new books on fly tying are available for members to book out.

Legacy Fund: The Draft Guidelines for use of Funds will be presented at the next general meeting

Ghillie Club:
Dennis reported that there are many donated items for sale so he proposed a garage sale be held in late March 2020.  He mentioned three goals for the garage sale promote the club, raise money for the Legacy Fund and to collect surplus lead for sale and recycling.
He asked club members to bring any surplus lead weights to a club meeting.

Conservation:
Mick reported that the B.E.E.S  are starting to work with CRD. On Nov 16 they will be pulling Ivy.
Dec 8 walking the Halliburton watershed to acquaint members with its structure.
CRD asked the club for a letter of support from BCWF for the Salmon Restoration Fund.
Mick explained there is a need to continually promote the club to recruit new members and ensure healthy numbers at weekly meetings.

New Business:
Fin clipping will take place at the fish hatchery on 18 Nov. meet at the gate at 10:15am
Bob C is in charge of recruiting members for next year’s executive. Members are encouraged to participate.
Peninsula Streams Fund raiser was very successful, with a good meal John F will now finally be able to sharpen his knives.
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Pics from SolangeV:
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BIVALVE SHELLFISH HARVESTING: DFO Area 24 and 124 Tofino and Meares, Vargas, Flores Islands
(Bivalve Shellfish is DFO designation for Clams, Mussels, and Oysters)

Far north end of McKenzie Beach near Tofino
201911 RonD says harvested Mussels.
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FISHING LOCATIONS: Other / BIVALVE SHELLFISH HARVESTING: DFO Area 17 Nanaimo
« Last post by John Pierce on November 16, 2019, 04:59:37 PM »
BIVALVE SHELLFISH HARVESTING: DFO Area 17 Nanaimo
(Bivalve Shellfish is DFO designation for Clams, Mussels, and Oysters)

17.2 Nanoose Bay (N of Nanaimo)
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BIVALVE SHELLFISH HARVESTING: DFO Area 18: Saltspring, Pender, Mayne and Saturna Islands, Saanich Peninsula
(Bivalve Shellfish is DFO designation for Clams, Mussels, and Oysters)

18.7 Cherry Point Beach
18.7 Maple Bay, NE of Duncan (where Lion Rampart Pub is).
20191116 DFO says now all Area 18.7 open, but Maple Bay & Cherry Point Beach are both closed.
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BIVALVE SHELLFISH HARVESTING: DFO Area 20 Port Renfrew - Sooke
(Bivalve Shellfish is DFO designation for Clams, Mussels, and Oysters)

20.4 Sombrio Point east to Sheringham Point Lighthouse
Jordan River mussel beds
20191116 DFO says all 20.4 closed.

20.5 Sheringham Point Lighthouse past Sooke to William Head
1) Muir Creek, Clive Lane favourite location for Mussels.
2) Ella Beach just west of Sooke.
3) East Sooke Trail - Mussels coat lots of the intertidal rocks along beach-accessible parts of the walk
20191116 DFO says open

20.6 Lower Sooke Harbour from mouth (line from W Sooke to Sooke Point with new Ocean Cottage Resort) to south side of Billings Spit
1) Whiffen Spit south side and west past Sooke. Good
20191116 DFO says open, except closed north of Whiffen Spit.

20.7 Upper Sooke Harbour from north side of Billings Spit to end of Harbour
Roche Cove, oysters
20191116 DFO says open, except closed north of Whiffen Spit.
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BIVALVE SHELLFISH HARVESTING: DFO Area 19 Victoria - Sydney
(Bivalve Shellfish is DFO designation for Clams, Mussels, and Oysters)

DFO AREA 19: VICTORIA - SYDNEY

19.3
Witty's Beach
Weir's Beach

19.8 Saanich Inlet
Saanich Inlet East Side - McKenzie Bight, Robert McConnell favourite spot. (1.2 km walk from Mount Work Regional Park’s Ross Durrance Road Parking Lot to Bight).
Saanich Inlet West Side – Bamberton Beach, Robert McConnell favourite spot. Park in parking lot and walk down the steps onto the beach. There's a freshwater creek that runs in there and the clamming was best around that side of the beach.

20191116 DFO says now all Area 19 now closed to Bivalve Shellfish.
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FISHING LOCATIONS: Vancouver Island, Lakes / SOOKE: Poirier Lake
« Last post by John Pierce on November 16, 2019, 07:12:22 AM »
POIRIER LAKE

LOCATION
  • 6 km drive NW of Sooke.
  • Poirier Lake Parking Lot, off of Otter Point Road.
AMENITIES
  • Dock
  • Picnic Table
HISTORY
20191117 WFF hold FishOut at Poirier Lake.
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Click on presentation file or DFO Clams poster file below to open.
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EVENTS: Other / Re: 2019-09-12: Robert McConnell Obituary
« Last post by John Pierce on November 09, 2019, 06:46:55 PM »
Few more pics:
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