Presidents Report – May 2016

Presidents Report – May 2016

Members;

Spring has arrived and our range users are taking full advantage.  I hope you are all able to get and enjoy the weather.

This newsletter contains reports from each of our divisions.  Make sure you read them to find out the many events coming soon.

Our Fishing For Ever day this year is May 13th.  We hope to have a 100+ participants who otherwise would not be able to enjoy the outdoors even if it is only for the day.  Contact Len Fong is you can help.

Six members attended the BCWF AGM in Nanaimo for either a single day, as life members or as full delegates.  It was great to see youth delegates participating.  Hopefully we will have some of our newer members attend next year as it is an important link to what is happening in both the Province and the Federation.

Further reports will be in this edition of the newsletter.

On a sadder note Brian Ball, owner of the mobile home at Henry Range,  has passed away.  Rick Gammon, our current volunteer resident at the range, has continued on living in the unit and working with members of the club.  The future of the unit is still undetermined.

Since our fishing component seems to be out fishing, I will fill in.

Resident spring salmon fishing remains good in the straight.  Early risers are limiting out according to my latest informant.

The sockeye are returning to the Alberni Inlet and Somass/Stamp rivers.  The club has a folder on the website with all of the latest updates on closures and limits from the DFO.  The Somass/Stamp limits and openings are there as of now.  Good luck!

For our fishing members, we have salmon on a much smaller level. Our hatchery is doing well and will soon be looking for volunteers for fin clipping.  This is important to show the value of our facility.

Finally, our website has a master list of contact names and numbers.  Please feel free to contact any one of them, whether it is to confirm range hours or ask questions on any of our programs or membership information.  If you see something that needs updating, let Beth know.

Richard Thompson

Club President