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John Pierce

Golden Rods and Reels Fishing and Social Club

Meeting Minutes, (23 January 2018)

Place:  Silver Threads Centre, 2340 Richmond Rd, Victoria, BC

Chaired By:  Robert McConnell

Secretary:  Bill Thomas

Called to Order:  9:30 AM

Members Attending:

Minutes of Last Meeting: Adopted as distributed

Items Arising from the Minutes: None

Treasurer: N/A

Sunshine: Gunnar is doing well after his heart attack and hopes to be fishing soon. Sandy's eyes are doing much better. Sadden to report that Clive has passed.

Social: N/A

Membership: 18 + 1 guest

Fresh Water:

  • Ron visited Durrance Lake, saw no fishermen on the lake and no fish rising. On most Saturday mornings, casting bait from shore, Doug Dobbyn is willing to share fishing tips.
  • A 4+ pound rainbow reported caught in Langford Lake.
  • Elk Lake fishing may be good this year due to continued stocking and less fishing pressure.

Salt Water: No fishing, too windy.

ACS: Meeting (whale watchers): Orcas eat 40 lbs chinook per day, but no chinook to eat. No food for whales. Net pens are to be constructed at Sooke to raise chinook. A discussion on salmon stocks and the various problems they face, both man-made and natural.

Library: N/A

Newsletter: N/A

Legacy Fund: N/A

Gillie Club: N/A

Speakers Program: January 29: Ian Bruce, Peninsula Streams Society; Update on Millstream, Tod Creek and other projects.

Fund Raising: N/A

Hatchery: GRR will be clipping on Thursday, 25 Jan 2018. Meet at 2879 Sooke Lake Rd, to go in in convoy. Coq au Vin to be served, with homemade buns and wine. Friends and family welcome.


  • Contributions to Millstream project: Club $500, Legacy Fund a possible $500 more.
  • Beaver Lake update: storm water analysis, increased interest in Haliburton Creek, continuing algae bloom on Beaver is not proven to be toxic.
  • Discussion of Colquitz and O'Donnell creeks.

Website: Password change to ElkLake2018. Please post information in Forum or email to: webmaster@goldenrodsandreels.com

New Business: N/A

Meeting Adjournment: 10:20

Speaker: Archaeology of Salish Sea: Dr Quintin Mackie of UVic was extremely well received and the talk was very interesting.