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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.

ZONE D MEETING IS VIRTUAL: DETAILS BELOW

REMINDER: JANUARY 30, ONLINE AT 9:00

As a member of OFAH Zone D, you are receiving this reminder about the upcoming virtual Zone meeting scheduled for Saturday January 30, 2021 at 9 a.m.

While these meetings are usually held in person, in order to comply with the provincial health regulations and ensure we are doing our part to keep our members safe and stop the spread COVID-19, we will be conducting the meeting via Zoom.

Zoom is a free to download application that must be installed on your computer prior to the meeting. If you do not have a computer, you may still participate using the 1-800 dial in. Meeting information will be provided below.

This meeting is a great opportunity for you to connect with the OFAH at the Zone level and to hear about both local and provincial fish and wildlife issues. You will have the opportunity to get involved as much as you wish in terms of asking questions or you can simply sit back and listen.

MEETING DETAILS: OFAH ZONE D ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS
WHEN: Saturday January 30, 2021 at 9 a.m. 

Note: You must have a valid membership to participate as members will be voting to elect the 2021 Zone executive. Also, the Agenda for this meeting, the minutes of the previous General Meeting, and the various Advisory Committee Reports will be shared during the meeting.

For additional information, please contact Zone Chair Roy Polsky at rpolsky@cyberbeach.net.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP

All membership renewals have been gratefully accepted. There have even been new members join. Your membership, both support as action and interest, and as funds, is critical to the Club. For the better part of a year, all fundraising activities by the Club have been cancelled. The result is a drastic reduction in Club income. Certainly, activity expenses have dropped, but maintaining the Club, taxes and heating are expenses that continue. As soon as possible, the Club will resume activities, but realistically speaking, the fall may not even see a lifting of restrictions. You will continue to receive updates about Club activities here on the Club website and on Facebook.

Your Club needs your continued membership!

Members, Covid-19 is keeping the Club doors closed to the public, but your Board continues to meet. The budget for 2021 has been prepared and will come to you for approval in the next few days. The Board is also, in a Covid-19-responsible way, designing fund-raising and event planning for 2021. Many of our traditional events will not be possible, but new and modified events are possible. Of uppermost importance is the continued safety of all members, their families and our communities. Stay tuned!

Please note that memberships are due by December 31st. Your membership dollars are especially important to your Club at this time! New this year is the option to pay your dues through e-transfer. Please follow the link: Membership Form 2020 in Word or Membership Form in PDF

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