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Victoria Golden Rods and Reels Fishing and Social Club
held at Esquimalt Anglers 1101 Munro St
in Person and Zoom Meeting Minutes,
Dated April 30 2024

Place: Esquimalt Anglers and Zoom

Chaired By: Bill Thomas

Secretary: Bob Comerford

Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Attendees: Rick, A new member wants' to get back into flyfishing. Fred is a general trout fisherman.
Mike Galbraith , Barry Freeman, Lyle Freeman, Dale Scheel, Lee Takayanagi,  Ira Pratt, ,Kobus Erasmus, Ken Evans, Bill Thomas, Rick Greenhorn, Ian Cameron, Ted Leaker, Fred Schniper {Guest} Mohamed Docat, Gerry Walsh, Peter Laugrhen, Danny Larvin, Winston Jackson, Dave Robinson, Ryan Arsenach, Gary Kennedy, Tonny Otten, Jens Kristensen, Gunnar Berg,  John Francis ,Sandy Raven, Jim Scott.
Members Attending by Zoom: Sandy McElroy, Michael Corry, Wendy Gedney, Dave Cooke, Wyn Brown, Mick Collins, Dennis Gedney.

Motion to accept last weeks minutes: Barry seconded by Ian
 
Items Arising from the Minutes: Hot coffee mugs $10. Fly boxes $10.00 for small, $15.00 for large. Pins $10.00.

Treasurer: No report.

Sunshine Wendy Gedney: Brian C had surgery. John G Thursday funeral St Andrews Cathedral. Contact John Francis for details.

Social: Bob, Mike: Chili in May. Info to come.

Membership: 72 total.

Fresh Water Dale:
1) Wednesday prospect lake bunny leaches. 20 plus fish landed. Mostly small two 16", lots of risers.
2) Langford lake one fish.
3) Tip of the week: Tell fish stories to people you don't know.
4) Ira: Missoula Montana 3 days on river. Big variety in fish. Fished three rivers. Ira's opinion was that there is more fish in B.C. 1700 fish every mile in Montana River.

Salt Water:
1) Slow fishing all around. Peter fishes once or twice a month. Pete willing to take out people out Halibut fishing. More info will be coming.

Fish outs: May 23 Prospect Lake.

Fly Tying: Chironomid tying this Saturday. Anchor front and back. Float line down two feet off bottom. Chironomids start as worm. Blood worms. Turn  int0 pupae. Under strike indicator. Keep the slack out of the line.

Hatchery: Eggs at schools being released in two week. Hatchery releasing smolts this week. 10,000 have pit tags. 

PSS: Auction finished

BCWF: AGM. Main focus was to support women in the outdoors. Two dynamic women speakers talked about their experiences. CEO talked about restoration projects. Whirling and zebra mussels in Alberta. Boats need to  be washed . Canadian border services not monitoring boats. Chief conservation officer was at the meeting and will put pressure on govt to act. Steam bath is used to take mussels off. Officers will Impound boats if mussels found. 8 million fish put in BC waters. Wide variety of fish. Effects of climate change might make Lakes will not turn over.

ACS:  meeting this Wednesday.

WFA: 

Library:

Legacy Fund: 

Gillie Club: Lake Cowichan report. Kokanee 5" long. Caught two. Cluxue sign up sheet.

Speakers Program: Short notice for speakers due to scheduling.   

Environment Mick: Details online. Signage on dock at Elk Lake recognising GRR contribution. Film at Robinson on Cutthroat fish. Water monitoring on possible drought this summer. Importance of having dams to control water flow.

Website:

New Business:
1) Fanny Bay event this Sunday May 5th. Starts at 10.00 to 3:30. Fanny bay hatchery. 30 or more booths. Great for kids. Fanny bay oysters $2.00 each. Details to be posted.
2) John Francis will be secretary for next two meetings

Meeting Terminated 11.00am: Jerry and Rick.
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Victoria Golden Rods and Reels Fishing and Social Club
held at Esquimalt Anglers 1101 Munro St
in Person and Zoom Meeting Minutes,
Dated April 23 2024

Place: Esquimalt Anglers and Zoom

Chaired By: Bill Thomas

Secretary: Bob Comerford

Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Attendees: Barry new attendee. Saw sign on door. Fishes salt and fresh water. Mike Galbraith, John Francis, Lyle Freeman, Barry Freeman, Norman Kent, Lee Takayanagi, Ian Cameron, Kobus Erasmus, Peter Laughren, Pierre Malo, Tim Witoski, Gord Keast, Jens Kristensen, Danny Larvin, Gunnar Berg, Ryan Arsenych, Mick Collins.
Members Attending by Zoom: Wendy Gedney, Michael Cory, Wyn Brown, Jochen Moehr

Motion to accept the minutes last meeting: moved by: Barry and Ian

Items Arising from the Minutes:   

Treasurer:

Sunshine: Wendy Gedney.   

Social: Bob, Mike: Outdoor show. Fly testers: Ian will bring flies. Tony will do start up with tanks. IF you are signed up you have to find a replacement if you are going to be absent.  Meet at show on Thursday for set up at 6:00 pm. Please take your name tags.

Membership:

Fresh Water:
1) Dale was at the club fish out on Wednesday at Langford landed 14, 2 at 16".
2) Tip of the week. Fish pick on negative attitudes. Always stay optimistic you are going to catch fish. Don't be a glass half empty fisherman.
3) Norm brought in samples of an old lure called Super dupers. Good lure for local lakes for trolling or spin casting. You can get them online or at Bass Pro shops.
4) Member talked about whirling disease. This is caused by microscopic parasite that can be lethal in rainbow and cutthroat tout.  The movement of fish, mud and water can spread Whirling disease. It can be transmitted through spores that attach to equipment. In interior lakes. Never move fish or fish parts from one waterbody to another. Never dispose of fish parts in garburator. Clean drain and dry all equipment to be used before moving between water bodies.
5) Tim used floating line, sinking line caught 4 on dark wooly buggers  on  Prospect Lake.

Salt Water:
1) Peter demonstrated the use of a harpoon for measuring halibut
2) Salmon fishing has slowed down.
3) Peter and Bob fished off Pedder Bay for halibut. Put in four hours in with no luck.
4) Look for slack currents to fish. Next time. May 3,4,5, Largest halibut you can catch is 126cent. Under 85 cem you can catch two.
5) Tony and son got back from Cuba. 40 bone fish each 3 to 4 lbs. Fished in river. Tony tells fishing story of Tarpin jumping into boat and attacking guide.

Fish outs: To be announced

Fly Tying: No tying this week.

Hatchery: No report, 79 fish at trap on Craigflower. Coho Cuthroat trout and sun fish. 

PSS: 

BCWF:

ACS: 

WFA: 

Library:

Legacy Fund: 

Gillie Club:  .   
   
Speakers Program: Check online calendar for upcoming speakers

Environment Mick: 1/ following recent tour of Craigflower Creek for hydrometric monitoring improvements, Mick followed up with Jill Robinson . She is sending information to CRD Parks management regarding opportunities to increase summer flows from Thetis Lake dam.
2/ lots of meetings and information has been forwarded to members including Koksilah Monday April 29 evening meeting on Zoom. Also an in person meeting with UBC researchers seeking community input to help salmon . This meeting is at Camosun Lansdowne campus Friday May 3 at 9am to Noon. Mick Phone landline 250-598-3294.

Website:

New Business:

Meeting Terminated 10:50 am Barry and Ian.
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Three lunch snaps from John Pierce:
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Few snaps from new Member Terry Seney:
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Victoria Golden Rods and Reels Fishing and Social Club
held at Esquimalt Anglers 1101 Munro St
in Person and Zoom Meeting Minutes,
Dated April 9 2024

Place: Esquimalt Anglers and Zoom 10:00am

Chaired By: Bill Thomas

Secretary: Bob Comerford

Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Attendees In Person: No New Members. Mike Galbraith, Norman Kent, Barry Freeman, Lyle Freeman, John Francis, Kobus Erasmus, Winston Jackson, Lee Takayanagi, Colin Chadwick, Tim Witoski, Pierre Malo, Ted Leaker, Wayne Lee, Grant Mackenzie, Peter Laughren, Ian Cameron, Gerry Walsh, Dave Robinson, Ryan Arsenech, Sandy Raven, Gunnar Berg, Mick Collins, Bill Thomas, 
Members Attending by Zoom: None

Motion to accept the minutes last meeting: moved by Ian and Barry

Items Arising from the Minutes: Barry, Norman and Tim will help set up for the outdoor show. All Volunteers check with Mike Galbraith for your time slot to cover the booth. Volunteers to give out flies with club cards.

Treasurer Sandy: Sandy put forward a motion to send $500.00 to the Wild life Kid's Camp. This money was set aside before covid hit for this purpose. Motion carried.

Sunshine Wendy Gedney: All healthy. May 2nd St Andrews church funeral service for John Ganan. 1:00 pm.

Social Bob, Mike: May 22 Chilli at Beaver Elk Lake.

Membership:

Fresh Water:
1. Barry at Langford Lake, 5 in boat fairly slow day. Caught an 18.5" fish. Used a small black leach.
2. Ian and Mike at Elk Lake, 6 in the boat, 9 released, Wooly Bugger, shorter tail.
3. Lake Cowichan Dennis: No luck on the lake. He talked about not using bait for trout fishing at Cowichan.
4. Tim: Langford Lake no luck. Used pontoon boat. Blames solar eclipse.
5. Sandy: Prospect Lake landed 1 using Pumpkin Head.No luck with chironomids.
6. Norman: Oyster River no luck. Very cold.

Salt Water:
1. Peter: Salmon slow. Halibut is doing well. Bob and Peter caught a 45lb halibut off Pedder Bay.
2. DFO: Rock fish and ling cod season open May 1st to Sept 30 min size 65cent. 52 lb Halibut registered at Pedder Bay.

FishOuts: April 17 Langford Lake barbecue 12:00 noon at the wash rooms. Parking by Langford parkway.

Fly Tying Dave: Will demonstrate Bruised leach fly, Zoom meeting.   

Volunteering
1. Hatchery: Shifting smolts from small tank. These will be released in three weeks. Ponding Elvin into tanks. In three weeks they will be weighed so they can determine how much to feed them.
2. School Program: In January each school got 100 fish. They will be released in local creeks. Coho will spend a year in the river. Chum will go to ocean right away.
3. PSS: Auction preview 12 -18 of April. Fishing tips and gear.
4. BCWF:
5. ACS: Smolt trap on Thursday. 8 sculpin 3 coho and perch. Colquitz. Walk from Montana's upstream to overpass.
6. WFA: 

Library:

Legacy Fund: 

Gillie Club:   
   
Speakers Program: April 23 Conservation Officer.

Fund Raising:

Environment:
1. April 15 tour of Craigflower fish counting fence, downstream, hydrometric testing. 9:00am Contact Mick for more info. Updating on flow measurement from the 2 dams.  Beaver and Thetis.
2. Wed. Gorge April 17 meeting for Gorge water way initiative. At canoe club. 6:30 pm. 

Website:

New Business: Pay Mike for any flies you bought.   

Meeting Terminated: 11.00am Ian and Winston.
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Victoria Golden Rods and Reels Fishing and Social Club
held at Esquimalt Anglers 1101 Munro St
in Person and Zoom Meeting Minutes,
Dated April 2 2024

Place: Esquimalt Anglers and Zoom 10:00am

Chaired By: Bill Thomas

Secretary: Bob Comerford

Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Attendees - In Person: Mike Galbraith, Ken Evans, Barry Freeman, Lyle Freeman, John Francis, Norman Kent, Dale Scheel Takayanagi, Kobus Erasmus, Ted Leaker, Wayne Lee, Dennis Gedney Colin Chadwick, Grant McKenzie, Ian Cameron, Bill Thomas, Dave Robinson, Ryan Arsnych, Tony Otten, Gerry Walsh, Mohamed Docrat Gerry Kennedy, Jim Scott, Ira Pratt, Sandy Raven, Peter Laughren Mark Polle, Mick Collins, Jim Johnson, Bob Comerford.
Attendees - via Zoom: Wendy Gedney, Wynn Brown, Michael Corry, Dave Cooke, Tim Witoski.

Motion to accept the minutes last meeting: moved by Ian and Norm

Items Arising from the Minutes:
1. Volunteers needed for Colquitz smolt counting. Training is this Thursday. More info to come.
2. Cluxuwe and Campbell River sign up sheet available.

Treasurer: Report is on line.

Sunshine Wendy Gedney: Peter from is hatchery recovering at home. 

Social Bob, Mike: Chilli pot luck info to come.

Membership:

Fresh Water Dale:
.1 Tip of the Week: The harder you work at fishing the luckier you get. Keep going out and try different colour flies at different depths. Get yourself a downrigger. Stay out longer.
2. Langford lake dock removed. Poor parking will only will get worse.
3. Out door show. Ian will be the coordinator. 6:pm set up. John Francis will be the tech man.  April 25th -28. Volunteer list available.
4. Fanny Bay Environmental day. Lots of conservation clubs will be there Lots's of local food. Great for kids. Fundraiser for the hatchery. Contact Mohamed.

Salt Water:
1. Bob and Peter caught a 7lb spring off waterfront.
2. Halibut being caught at Constance Bank.
3. New DFO program sent out notice to license holders to record fish catches. DFO public notice sign up to get up to date info on tour phone or computer.
4. Norm, Sidney Derby. All large fish wild. 40 % wild 60%. $21,00 raised for salmon. 90 boats out 79 fish caught.

FishOuts: Langford lake, Wednesday 17th get their early, lunch is at 12:00 noon. Beach off Leigh Road. Parking on Langford Parkway.

Fly Tying: In person tying, info out this week.

Hatchery: Feeding fish. Suspecting oxygen loss for loss of fish.   

PSS: PSS is responsible for smolt trap on Colquitz and Craigflower. 

BCWF Dave Cooke: April 11, 12, 13 Kelowna AGM, all Clubs can send a delegate.

ACS: Meeting this Wednesday. Bill will send out minutes.

WFA:

Library:

Legacy Fund: 

Gillie Club: Dennis gave a report on Montana fishing. Lightning storms. Mountain roads can be dangerous. Lot's of mosquitos. Fire Ants. Rattle snakes. Bull snakes. Big Horn river great fishing.   
   
Speakers Program: No speaker for next two meetings.

Fund Raising:

Environment: Thursday world fisheries trust fish trap 9:00 am on Craigflower, if you can volunteer see Mick. Friday 2nd herring symposium. 6:30 to 9:00. At Esq Pavillion $25.00 fee.

Legacy Fund: Three family estate donations and last 8 years 12,000.00. Current 3,000.00. Grants have gone to herring research and Net pen initiative. PSS, Mick has not received any recent request for funds.

Website:

New Business:
1. World Fisheries trust is meeting on herring stocks.
2. Lye will give a report next meeting.
3. 40 fly boxes. Will Decide on price at executive meeting, please consider buying them.   

Meeting Terminated: 11.00am
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Victoria Golden Rods and Reels Fishing and Social Club
held at Esquimalt Anglers 1101 Munro St
in Person and Zoom Meeting Minutes,
Dated March 26 2024

Place: Esquimalt Anglers and Zoom 10:00am

Chaired By: Bill Thomas

Secretary: Bob Comerford

Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Member Attendees in Person: Mike Galbraith, Barry Freeman, Lyle Freeman, Norm Kent, Dale Scheel, Ken Evans ,Lee Takayanagi, Gary Florentine, Terry Seny, Gord Fest, Ian Cameron, Kobus Erasmus, Tim Witoski, Pierre Malo, Sandy McElroy,, Bill Thomas, Winston Jackson, Jim Scott, Dennis Gedney, Grant McKenzie, Peter Laugren, Gerry Walsh, Dave Robinson, Ryan Arsenych, Colin Chadwick, Jochen Moehr, Jens Kristensen, Bob Comerford, Mich Collins.
Members Attending by Zoom: Brian Canfield, Michael Cory, Wendy Gedney.

Motion to accept the minutes last meeting: Moved by Barry and Ian.

Items Arising from the Minutes:
1. Dale was asked if he could bring in a sample of a blood worm fly with gills.
2. We have a list of volunteers for the Thursday Smolt trap monitoring. We could use a few more people. So far Grant, Ian, mike, Bob and Bill have volunteered. Please contact Bill Thomas.
3. When we have a speaker scheduled please try and keep that Tuesday free so we can have good turn out.

Treasurer: Fairway card, 5% comes back to club.

Sunshine Wendy Gedney: Barry contacted Jim McDonald, all is well.

Social Bob, Mike: Elk Lake Chili Potluck some time in May.

Membership:

Fresh Water Dale:
1) Barry and Dale were out Prospect Lake, fishing slow.
2) Barry Dale Thursday at Langford Dale caught a 20" cutthroat and landed 11 with a 19" rainbow. Used a Booby eared and Bunny haired leach.
3) Big fish are being caught Langford right now
Tip of the week. Find a lure that looks good to the fish.
4) Mike caught a 20" plus fish at Langford lake using the doctor death lure. Ian lost a big one.
5) After the fish out which produced few fish, a whole lot of catchable fish were put into  prospect lake. Go get em!
6) Winston: Went to the  dive shop for neoprene socks that would fit his waders.
7) Winston hooked into big one by the first buoy by park. Fish didn't fit in his net and got away. Lesson learned, always bring your big net.

Salt Water Peter:
1) Peter's Boat is ready for launch but installing a radar tower. He will wait till April for good currents.
2) Check out the latest fisheries notices for April. Area 19 and 20 most area's are closed except certain areas.

FishOuts: April = Langford Lake.

Fly Tying: Miniature chironomid, this Sat. size 18 .

Hatchery: Crisis lost 20,000 coho smolts. Sent for lab test, possible lack of oxygen. Numbers down.

PSS: Million dollar fish way. No salmon because of obstruction. Engineers have looked at problem.  Awaiting more funding. 6 fish ways on Millstream. Five to Llama farm and 6th at the road. Auction  April 12 18 April online viewing.

BCWF:

ACS: Minutes to come

WFA: 

Library:

Legacy Fund: 

Gillie Club:
1. If you see a successful fisherman ask him what they are using.
2. Cluxuwe and Campbell River sign up sheet available.
3. Leaky rivets in boat. Epoxy product. Works good. See Dennis.
4. Problem with restarting motors in Spring use Aspen fuel to winterize motor. Check on line. See Dennis for how to use it.
   
Speakers Program: The following speakers have been booked for club. Please mark these dates on your calendar so we can have good turnouts
April 9, 2024 Fisheries & Oceans, Wales and mammals
April 23, 2024. Conservation Officer Service. Officer Rick Dekelver
April 30 GRR Mohamed. Fishing with Age
May 14, 2024 Fisheries & Oceans. Shellfish- bivalves & Crustaceans
May 28,2024 Fisheries and Oceans. Current update on Area18,19, and 20 Salmon Fishing Plan

Fund Raising: Maritime Swap meet has been canceled. April 21 Sidney at Mary Winspear sale of fishing related items. Ian has saltwater gear.

Environment: Mick reported on a number of initiatives from the Provincial to the local level:

1/ the work of the Watershed Security Coalition continues . The goal is to create a Provincial  fund of at least $100 million annually to support a BC strategy. Several recent announcements show that progress is being made in various sectors. UBCM is disbursing $39 million to local governments and First Nations for flood / climate change adaptation. Songhees Nation are receiving $150,000 for a continuation of work around Rock Bay and Pauquachin First Nation are approved for $2.33 million to rebuild 220 metres of shoreline to pre-erosion levels. City of Victoria is applying with neighbouring municipalities for coastal flooding adaptation and is receiving a letter of support from Gorge Waterway Initiative (GWI).

2/ Drought adaptation funding is being administered by BC Investment Agriculture Foundation for the agricultural sector.  This includes money for water storage projects and should help in maintaining minimum flows for fish.  BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship are jointly holding a number of educational sessions on drought management.  We are starting to see an increased presence and programs from the new Stewardship ministry. How these sector specific approaches and funding allocations will impact the Watershed Security Fund have yet to be determined.

3/ the Highways ministry announced $39 million to be spent this year on improvements to two bridges over the Colquitz River . This is part of a bus on shoulder project around the McKenzie interchange. We will be learning more about this portion . Last summer we participated in a tour of related work on a Galloping Goose trail bridge over Craigflower Creek.  Mick has coordinated a morning tour Monday April 15 of Craigflower Creek for BC Conservation Foundation (BCCF) and  stewards and government representatives interested in improving hydrometric monitoring. Any  club members interested in the tour please contact Mick. Phone landline 250-598-3294

Website:

New Business: Time to renew your fishing license.

The Outdoor show: We get a double booth for no cost. Six volunteers needed. Needed Sign up sheet available. See mike Galbraith. Fly tester by Tony. Banner and new business cards needed. Power point slide show. Barry has screen. Led lamps bought for light on flies. Friday 26th 27th 28th six people for set up. Two people for each shift. If you sign up and you cannot make it you have to find someone to replace you.

Executive Meeting: After next weeks meeting
 
Meeting terminated: 11:05 by Norm.
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Victoria Golden Rods and Reels Fishing and Social Club
held at Esquimalt Anglers 1101 Munro St
in Person and Zoom Meeting Minutes,
Dated March19 2024

Place: Esquimalt Anglers and Zoom 10:00am

Chaired By: Bill Thomas

Secretary: Bob Comerford

Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Attendees In Person: Mike Galbraith, Kobus Erasmus, Norman Kent, Dale Scheel, John Francis, Lyle Freeman, Barry Freeman, Lee Takaanagi, Colin Chadwick, Ira Platt, Ted Leaker, Wayne Lee, John Kirby, Ken Evans, Ian Cameron Grant Mackenzie, Pierre Malo, Jochen Moehr, Bill Thomas, Dennis Scott,Jens Kristensen, Ryan Ansurych, Gunnar Berg, Gary B. Andre Panteleyev, Dave Robinson.

Members Attending by Zoom: Brian Canfield, Dave Cooke, Mohamed, Michael Cory, Wendy Gedney, Mich Collins.

Motion to accept the minutes last meeting: Moved by Barry and Ian.

Items Arising from the Minutes: Dave Cooke has volunteered to attend BCWF meetings.

Treasurer: No Report

Sunshine Wendy Gedney: No Report

Social Bob, Mike: St. Patrick's Day celebration. 30 people attended. $150.00 from donations, after expenses a profit was made. Arrival time and dinner time has to be made clear for next event. Lots of people wearing green and thank you to the volunteers for setting up and taking down. Five Irish stews were at the table, all were very tasty.

Membership:

Fresh Water Dale:
1. Prospect Lake on Sunday. Trolled and caught small fish. Chironomid fished.
2. Langford lake landed 8 trolling. Four on bunny hair leach. Skullhead. Chartreuse.
3. Ian and Mike at Langford using plug doctor death had great success.
4. Kobus and Tony caught four on Langford lake using black leach.
5. Tip of the week: Try tying Blood worms gills.
6. Dale's Tips for Chironomid Fishing: Tie 30 ft. 10 LB. test flurocarbon line onto end of fly line (Fly line can be sinking or floating) flurocarbon line sinks so it won't coil up and give you a false depth, tie swivel to end of flouro, split shot goes above swivel, tie approx. 3 ft. 6 LB. test tippet (flouro) to swivel, when anchored over fish, attach forceps to fly and spool out line until reaches bottom. Reel in 4 in. Make a note so you can get back to that exact depth. Depending on water depth, the fly line may end near a rod eye or count reel turns in or out from set point to replicate returning the fly to the same 4 in. above bottom. Whiteout from typewriter days can also mark fly line. Make sure rod tip is the same distance above water each time you catch a fish so the depth is replicated. Use a non slip loop knot to attach fly. Best flys for local lakes are bloodworms and chromies. (Unfortuneately, there are many variations of these). Hold rod in hands as some bites are very light and you need to set hook quickly. throat pump first fish to zero in on chironomid of the day. Tie on a fly that closely mimics what you pumped.

Salt Water Fishing:
1. Bob and Peter caught two Spring salmon off Royal Bay. 7lb and 4 lb on spoons.
2. Fishing Fair at Sooke and Becher bay .
3. Halibut fishing excellent off Pedder Bay. Most boats with their limit's

FishOuts: Prospect. Noon hot dogs.at the park

Fly Tying: Deer hair fly tying this Sat. technique for tying deer hair on a fly.

Hatchery: Feeding fish 10,000 clipped and pit tagged.

PSS: Auction preview. Executive this Thursday. Bill to send minutes.   

BCWF: Region one AGM report from Dave Cooke. Provincial budget less than 1 percent for habitat restoration. Discussions with province to raise that amount. 6% was the amount in previous year. New president. Plans 6 trips planned to Ottawa. Salmon populations have increased but no increase in Quotas, Ottawa sets the quotas. Seagram mussels can cause all kinds of problems. Clog pipes.They are in B.C waters. BCWF is meeting with Mosaic for more access to gated roads. Dec. meeting with BCWF in Victoria. Childrens camp sponsored by BCWF.     

ACS :

WFA : 

Library:

Legacy Fund: 

Gillie Club: Chest waders size 9, local camp and up Island camping and fishing spots talk to  Dennis. Dennis reported on Path of silence at Cluxue. Apparently it is a special place. See Dennis for location. Check out Hand of man museum near Duncan.
   
Speakers Program: Lyal Freeman gave a great talk on the history of Herring Fishing in B.C.

Fund Raising:

Environment:

Website:

New Business: 0utdoor show, $200 budget request from Mike. Bill and Tony will bring their fly testers demonstration. JohnF to order new business cards. 

Meeting Terminated: John and Ian.