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About The Lake Huron Fishing Club

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!

The Lake Huron Fishing Club (LHFC) is actively seeking volunteers to support our various daily activities. We have opportunities available in areas such as School, Trout & Salmon Hatcheries, Derby Committee, Derby Weigh Stations, Kincardine Docks, Computer Skills, and Stream Enhancements. Your assistance in these endeavors would be greatly appreciated. Join us in making a positive impact on the vibrant fishing community of Lake Huron.

To go fishing is a chance to wash one’s soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of the sun on blue water.
– Herbert Hoover

Man Holding Fish, part of Lake Huron Fishing Club

A Rich History

The Lake Huron Fishing Club (LHFC) was established in 1983 as a not-for-profit organization in Ontario. Our mission is to ensure future generations have quality fishing opportunities through education, promotion, protection, collaboration, and enhancement of aquatic activities and resources. Our dedicated members, primarily from Bruce, Grey, and Huron counties, work closely with municipalities in the area, including our valued partner, Bruce Power. We share the core value of supporting Mother Nature and preserving our precious resources, and their financial support has allowed us to undertake significant conservation projects. Thanks to Bruce Power, our School Hatchery Program has expanded from 3 schools in 2012 to 50 schools in 2020. In addition, fish ladders have been constructed at Walkerton and Maple Hill in recent years. Lake Huron Fishing Club was instrumental in the partial removal of the Truax Dam with major support from Bruce Power’s environmental stewardship program, which funded the whole project. LHFC actively participates in various conservation-related projects with local organizations and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Through the dedication and volunteer work of our members, we contribute to erosion control, reforestation, stream improvements, and fish restocking. We operate two fish hatcheries – one in Kincardine producing Brown and Rainbow Trout, and another in Saugeen Shores raising Chinook Salmon. The fish raised in our hatcheries are released along the Lake Huron shoreline and its tributaries.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on donations and the hard work of our volunteers for funding. The annual Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby, a 16-day event that has been running for 35 years, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support our community projects, including the fish hatcheries.

We firmly believe in the responsible stewardship of our natural resources for the enjoyment of all and the preservation of Ontario’s outdoors for future generations. As the LHFC, we also strive to protect the fishing rights of all citizens and collaborate with government agencies on assessment, enforcement, and enhancement programs related to the Lake Huron and area fishery.

For more information about the Lake Huron Fishing Club, the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby, and how we are dedicated to ensuring future generations have quality fishing opportunities along the Lake Huron shoreline, please visit our Club and Derby websites.

Our Mission

The Lake Huron Fishing Club, established in 1983 by a passionate group of anglers on the Ontario shore of Lake Huron, is a conservation-based Sports Club.

With unwavering dedication, our Club Members commit thousands of hours each year to various activities such as operating fish hatcheries, enhancing streams, and engaging in environmental projects.

We also take pride in our involvement in schools, fighting for the fishing rights of all citizens, and supporting government agencies with assessments and enforcement.

2024 Club Executives

Kodey Buchanan

President

Dave Myette

Past-President

Craig Reiner

Vice-President

Hans Lochbihler

Treasurer

Eric Vanderwerf

Secretary

Bill Wyatt

Director

Tom Hamilton

Director

Richard Elliot Jr.

School Program

Ron Krulicki

Kincardine Hatchery Foreman

Dave Myette

Port Elgin Hatchery Foreman

Bob Moss

Club Membership Coordinator