The Fifth Annual Island Fishing Derby is June 30 to July 8



The Fifth Annual Island Fishing Derby is the first week of July and coincides with the free Family Fishing Week in Ontario.  Registration will take place at the Conservation Centre beginning Friday, June 29 at noon and fishing will begin at 6:00 a.m. on June 30th.  Registration closes at noon June 30th.   The Derby will close at noon on Sunday July 8th.  An awards dinner with presentations will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 8th.  Cash awards will be given for the largest fish in each species category.  Mystery prizes will be revealed at the dinner and presentations.


The Hunters and Anglers is Selling Surplus Trailers on June 14th


There are two trailers that will be sold to the member who submits a sealed bid by June 14th.  Please see the details below:

  • Trailers
    • small trailer with ramp has a reserve bid of $500; the older smaller skidoo trailer has a reserve bid of $100.
    • Members were advised at the General Meeting on May 10, on our website and in a note accompanying the emailed minutes that sealed bids will be accepted up to 7:00 pm, June 14th by mail or in person to Club.
    • Bids will be opened at June 14th

The trailers can be seen at the Conservation Centre.


The Gun Show and Outdoor Day is nearly here!   Throughout the day, there will be many vendors who will be selling or trading guns, knives and fishing and hunting accessories. There will be outdoor exhibitors with ATV’s, jet skis, docks, boats, motors, etc.  Hourly seminars will explain and demonstrate the development of wildlife food plots, wild turkey calling and numerous other topics (see below for schedule).  There will be an interactive outdoor archery range.  The day also includes official antler scoring, so be sure to bring your deer or moose antlers.  A raffle will give you a chance to win a gun or bow.  The on-site nature trails are open for exploration, and food and drinks will be available all day.  This is a family-oriented event. Admission is by donation.

Speaker Schedule

Location – in the outdoor tent


Time Topic Speaker(s)
10:00 am Wildlife Food plots Steve Elmy/Kevin Coombs


11:00 am Turkey Calling and Hunting Dylan Jollineau

Gobblestalker Calls

12:00 pm Filming Your Outdoor Adventures Steve Elmy

Homegrown Hunter TV Show

 1:00 pm Peak seasons for fish species in the St. Marys River John Giuliani

John Giuliani Fishing Adventures

 2:00 pm Wildlife Food Plots Steve Elmy/Kevin Coombs


 3:00 pm To Be determined



Elections of the Board are at the General Meeting, May 12

Hello Members,

Elections are just one month away!

The Board executive positions, President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary are available.  These are one-year terms and any member in good standing is eligible for nomination.  Three Director positions, two-year terms) are also open for election.  Attend the Annual General Meeting on April 12, and be nominated for a position.  New members are welcome.


St. Joseph Hunters and Anglers Association has committed to another busy and enterprising summer.  The success of the many events, both financial and in continuing to grow our community support, is dependent on Club volunteers like you.  Please show your availability to help by filling and printing this form.  SCHEDULE OF SUMMER 2018 EVENTS:  You may submit it at a meeting or send it as an email attachment to