News

Family Fun and Snowshoe Day Cancelled

The annual Family Day Snowshoeing and outdoor activities day has been cancelled. Covid-19 restrictions are being removed gradually, but too many features of the Family day fun activities would have to be omitted or altered to meet the remaining restrictions. The Club wishes everyone a fun and safe Family Day Weekend!

Time to Renew! New Members Welcome Too

St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers membership renewal due by January 1: 

You can renew in person: Saturday, December 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m., at the SJIHA Conservation Centre, 20th Side Road.  Covid-19 protection protocols in place. 

You can renew online at any time: www.sjiha.ca

Please note that the Covid-19 upsurge has led to cancellation of all Club activities and meetings.

Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest, and Wild Game Dinner cancelled

Members and Supporters, the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Algoma has led the Board to decide to cancel the annual Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest scheduled for December 4th. Additionally, The Wild Game Dinner 2022 has been cancelled. There is no doubt that these decisions cause disappointment, but being wise takes priority. Thank you for your continued support. As soon as possible, in-person events will resume.

Bragging Rights Derby closed after a quiet week,

Thank you to all who participated in the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Association Bragging Rights Derby. We hope everyone was able to enjoy the sport of fishing during Ontario Family Fishing Week and beyond.

Next year, we look forward to hosting the full competitive Annual St. Joseph Island Summer Fishing Derby. It will be the first week of July coinciding with the Ontario Free Fishing week. A great opportunity for family time!

TKC Explorer Summer Day Camp is back!

“The Kensington Conservancy is excited to announce that the Explorer Summer Day Camp is back this summer, again in partnership with the St. Joseph Island Hunters & Anglers and Conservation Association. The camp will be taking place during the week of August 9th on St. Joseph Island for children aged 8 to 12.Registration is open online: http://www.kensingtonconservancy.org/explorer-summer-day…. There are limited spots open, so do not delay!”

Bragging Rights Derby is back! July 3 to 11

Covid-19 restrictions are beginning to lift, but large gatherings and indoor gatherings are still not possible.  But you can go fishing! 

  • Fish because you love fishing!
  • Fish because fishing is free for the whole family during Summer Family Fishing Week.  
  • Fish because you want to brag about your catch(s).

Enter the St. Joseph Island Bragging Rights Fishing Derby to gain your bragging rights!  There is no registration, no celebration dinner and no prize board.  There  may be some small prizes for the children’s entries, so be sure to let your kids photograph and upload their fish photos.

  • Free Fishing Week is July 3rd to the 11th, 2021 and the Bragging Rights Derby will run from 6am on the 3rd to 12pm on the 11th similar to our normal derby.
  • Register by sending a picture with your name, phone number and the length of the fish to derby@sjiha.ca .  The fish must be measured from the front of the fish to the fork in the tail.
  • Take the photo with you holding the fish or with the fish on our measuring tape provided in former derbies.
  • Family pictures are welcome.
  • Email your picture to derby@sjiha.ca Attach your name, whether you are a child under 15 or an adult, and the length of the fish
  • Your photo will be posted on our website, and Bragging Rights are yours!
  • Look to see if your fish is in the gallery of largest fish caught!

Similar to previous derby’s, six fish species qualify: pike, perch, bass, walleye, trout/salmon and herring (ciscoe); But for the Bragging Rights Derby, send pictures of anything you catch so you can be registered in the derby.  We will add all fish photos to the derby gallery.

The derby will take place in Canadian waters in contact with St. Joseph Island, as in our previous fishing derby’s.

Most of all, have fun and stay safe! Let’s see how many fish there are to brag about!

Good Luck Fishing!

ONLINE AUCTION PURCHASE PICK-UP IS TODAY AT THE CONSERVATION CENTRE

Thank you for your support. The online auction was a tremendous success for the Club! Be sure to pick up your purchases today at the Conservation Centre. If you can’t make it, please ask someone to pick up on your behalf. The Auction crew will be onsite until 3 or 4 p.m.

Online Auction April 20 to 24th

SJI Hunters and Anglers Online Auction Fundraiser was the first of the year. Thank you for supporting your Club and conservation.

Curb-side pick-up of purchases is today, April 25, at the Conservation Centre.

ST. MARY’S RIVER REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN: Virtual Presentation

Members, save the date to attend this exclusive presentation from the St. Mary’s River Remedial Action Plan. From the presentation, you will be updated on the progress of the St. Mary’s River restoration, and you will have opportunity to ask questions.

We will meet online, Tuesday, March 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The presentation will be through WebEx. Email info@sjiha.ca for details about how to join the meeting.

All members and guests are invited.