On July 31st. the BPSA stocking team of Alan Sutter, Mike Smith, Ray Marklevitz, Gord Smith, Murray Garniss and Bob Sarver stocked 27,000 Brown Trout at Wiarton Marina. The BPSA is counting on the Brown Trout to imprint on Colpoy’s Bay and provide exciting fishing for both shore and boat anglers.
Great job men and the dozens of volunteers that feed and care for the fish in our hatchery 365 days a year.
BPSA have been in the hatchery business since 1968, starting by raising fish in a pond at the Wiarton Golf Course. As you can imagine, things have changed a lot and we now have a hatchery that can raise 200 000 fish a year. By making these improvements, it has allowed the club to release over 5 Million fish over the years!
You can read more on the history of the hatchery here: History
To keep the program successful we need volunteers to feed the fish in the hatchery. If you would like to help, become an member and please call Bruce Mallard at 519 534-1274. THIS FUNCTION IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! You must be a BPSA member to do this function.
Below are some links to give you more information on Ontario fisheries:
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Links
- Everything you wanted to know about fishing Ontario
- Fishing with live bait in Ontario
- Fishing Seasons for Lake Huron and Georgian Bay
Great Lakes FisheryCommission
Great Lakes Sports Fishing Council