News

HUNTERS! The Deer Check Stations are open.

The Deer Check Station has returned this year.  Successful hunters, please report with your harvest.

ECHO BAY: PIT STOP GAS BAR:

November 4, 5, and 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH ISLAND: FANNIE’S ON THE ISLAND:

November 11, 12, and 13, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Your participation is rewarded in two ways: you have a chance to win prizes just for reporting, and the information collected will guide the management of future hunts.

Proper management ensures a sustainable hunt.  Show your support for proper management: report your harvest. 

WILD GAME DINNER 2021

Hello Members,

The wild Game Dinner of 2021 is being planned although its date and its format will differ from the traditions established over the last thirty years. Covid-19 is posing restrictions, but the Club Board is doing everything it can to makes sure the event happens some time in the next year. In the meantime, all members who are successful in harvesting game are asked to remember the Club. All donations of game meat are welcomed. Nicki Morin has offered to pick up your donations. Please email the Club for details: info@sjiha.ca

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GREAT NEWS!

Dear Club Members:

Your executive met on August 11th to discuss the effect of Covid-19 on the operations of our club.  We are pleased to announce the club is still viable and active despite some financial losses due to the lack of club functions and reductions in membership.  General membership meetings are still on hold, so we will be putting out an information package in the near future to get you up to date. We are looking forward to expanding our membership in time for the fall hunting seasons, and we are going to build the Club connection through social media. Stay tuned!

Please see the Members’ Page to offer your input to the structure of ongoing operations of the Club. Your input is requested by August 28th.

Bragging Rights Derby July 4 to 12

Your registration to Bragging Rights Derby begins when you photograph and upload the picture of your your awesome catch to derby@sjiha.ca. The derby runs from 6:00 a.m. July 4 to July 12 at noon.

Include your name and phone number, and the length of the fish measured from the front of the fish to the fork in the tail (as we have done in previous tournaments).  Take the picture of you holding the fish or of the fish on our measuring tape of past derbies.  Family pictures would also be a nice addition. Six fish species recognised for competition: pike, perch, bass, walleye, trout/salmon and herring (ciscoe), but send pictures of anything you catch, and we will add them to the derby gallery.  Like past derbies, this derby is restricted to fishing in Canadian waters in contact with St. Joseph Island.

‘BRAGGING RIGHTS DERBY’ is on!

Seventh Annual Island Summer Fishing Derby

Due to Covid-19, the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers previously cancelled their Seventh Annual Summer Fishing Derby that coincides with Family Fishing Week.  However, knowing families will be out fishing together, The St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Club will have an online derby, Bragging Rights Derby, only with no registration and no follow up dinner and presentations.  In the future, once we can gather, we will try to have some prize presentations for the children involved in the Derby.

Ontario Family Fishing Week is July 4th to the 12th, and just as in past years, our Bragging Rights Derby will run from 6am on July 4th to 12pm on July 12th. Registration will occur when you send your fish picture to our site derby@sjiha.ca   Include your name and phone number, and the length of the fish measured from the front of the fish to the fork in the tail (as we have done in previous tournaments).  Take a picture of you holding the fish or of the fish on our measuring tape of past derbies.  Family pictures would also be a nice addition. 

Once the picture is taken, it can be emailed to derby@sjiha.ca . Include your name, whether you are a child under 15 or an adult, and the length of the fish; we will post it on our site for all to see.  A gallery of the pictures of the largest fish caught for the day will be on the www.sjiha.ca website, so bragging rights will be yours.

Similar to previous derbies, we will have 6 fish species recognised for competition: pike, perch, bass, walleye, trout/salmon and herring (ciscoe), but send pictures of anything you catch, and we will add them to the derby gallery.  Like past derbies, this derby is restricted to fishing in Canadian waters in contact with St. Joseph Island. Have fun and stay safe, and we hope you will participate in the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Bragging Rights Derby.