Past Newsletters

 

April  2019  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00pm in the Quinte Conservation Building on Hwy 2 west of Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd.

Our first Tackle Sale was a huge success. Plenty of venders were booked and comments were positive. The club realized a good intake from the sale of tables as well as sales of raffle tickets which will go towards conservation projects such as the pens.

Don’t forget the Seminar & BBQ at Pro Tackle off HWY 37 North of the 401 in Belleville Saturday, April 20th from 9am to 5pm. For more information contact Al VanDusen at 613-847-4398 or Gene Frederick at 613-885-1912. We will be selling raffle tickets at the Seminar. There will be five prizes with a total value over $2000.00. If you would like tickets to sell contact Al. The draw will take place at 3pm at the Seminar.

The Spring Walleye Derby will take place Saturday, May 25th in Wellington. Entry fee will be $20.00 per team of two which must include at least one CLOSA member.

Our 30,000 Chinook fry for the pens in Wellington arrived April 4th.

Brown Trout were released at Athol Bay on April 5th. A further stocking will take place at a further date.

The 50/50 winner at the March meeting was Chris Brant. Winners of Rockets donated by Mike Caine were Dave Ashton, Don Slone John Ward and Stacey Ash.


March  2019  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00pm in the Quinte Conservation Building on Hwy 2 west of Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd. Al VanDusen will give a presentation on rotating baits.

 

Gene Frederick has taken over the position of our President. We thank Troy Davis who held that position for the past two years and has now assumed the position of Secretary.

 

Our Tackle Sale takes place Sunday, March 24th between 8am and 3pm at the Belleville Fish & Game club. We have 50 tables booked at $20.00 each. Entry fee for the sale is an item for the food bank.

 

The Seminar & BBQ at Pro Tackle off HWY 37 North of the 401 in Belleville will take place Saturday, April 20th. For more information contact Al VanDusen at 613-847-4398 or Gene Frederick at 613-885-1912. We will be selling raffle tickets at the Tackle Sale as well as at the Seminar. There will be five prizes with a total value over $2000.00. The draw will take place at 3pm at the Seminar.

 

Tentative dates for our Spring Walleye Derby to be announced, Lake Trout Derby – June 1st and Salmon Search – June 22-23.


January  2019  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00pm in the Quinte Conservation Building. Guest speaker will be Erin Brown, Walleye biologist at Glenora.

We have a Tackle Sale planned for Sunday, March 24th at the Belleville Fish & Game club. Reservations for tables will be $20.00 each. Steve Yarrow is helping out by booking several tables. Please let us know if you wish to book a table.

Thanks to the work of Al, Weller’s Bay Campground will have a weigh station for the Lake Ontario Salmon Derby this summer.


June  2018  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00pm in the Quinte Conservation Building on Hwy 2 west of Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd. Al will give a presentation on the use of flashers, cut bait, etc.

Our Spring Walleye Derby was cancelled due to lack of participants.

Our Laker Taker Derby was a success with 11 teams participated with 42 rods. The lake was rough in the morning but calmed down in the afternoon. 1st place was won by Chris & Eve Brant on board Fish On with a  22.10 lb. Laker. 2nd place was the team of Tyler Philips & Dan Gates on board Black Hooker with a 19.80 lb. fish. 3rd place was Troy Davis & Jessie Hagan on board Cormorant with 19.00 lbs. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all participants.

The Salmon Search will take place Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st. Teams will consist of one to four persons. Entry fee is $40.00 per team and you must have a weigh in slip to participate. This year you may only weigh a total of four Salmon plus one other, so you must decide on Saturday whether to weigh a fish or wait till Sunday for a bigger one. Final weigh in by 3pm Sunday. For more information click on Salmon Search to see the poster.


May  2018  Edition

The General Meeting took place Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00pm in the Quinte Conservation Building. Vice President, Chris Brant chaired the meeting. Plans were finalized for our upcoming Spring Walleye Derby scheduled for Saturday, May 26th. For information contact derby chairman Chris Brant at 613-849-2515 or email daddytris@gmail.com . Entry fee can be paid to Chris. If you have not paid in advance please be at the dock by 6:30 the morning of the derby and pay Chris. For more information see poster.

 

Except for the few members who do not have email the newsletter will now be by email only. Please make sure the club has your current email address. It will also be on our web site at http://closa.ca and on facebook.

 

We also have a Lake Trout Derby on Saturday, June 2nd. If weather is bad the derby will be moved to Sunday, June 3rd. Entry fee is $20.00 per rod with a 6 rod limit per boat. This derby is open to the general public. Weigh in is at the boat launch at the end of Ontario Street in Brighton. Prizes will be given 1st and 2nd for the biggest fish. For more information contact Troy Davis at 705-924-9614 or email podiumtackle@gmail.com .

 

Winner of the 50/50 draw at the April meeting was Herman Baughman.


April  2018  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, April 18th  at 7:00pm in the Quinte Conservation Building on Hwy 2 west of Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd. Al VanDusen will give a talk on Lake Trout techniques. We have a lot of things to discuss relating to the financial situation of the club and possible ways to raise money. Our dues haven’t increased since 2006. In the early years well under 50% of our dues went to OFAH. Now we send 70% of the $60.00 to OFAH ($41.45). The Newsletter basically eats up the other 30% with cost of stamps, photocopying and envelopes. So we are raising them by $10.00 to $70.00 regular or $80.00 family.

We thank Andy Todd, Lake Ontario Manager for his excellent presentation on fish movement in Lake Ontario and it’s tributaries. We also thank Erin Brown for her insight into Walleye movement in the Quinte area.

We thank Chris Brant who has volunteered to be our Vice President. This spot on the executive has been vacant for some time.

Winner of the 50/50 draw was yours truly, Bill Ross. Mike Caine also donated 6 Rockets for the draw.

Don’t forget our Fish Tackle Yard Sale to be held Saturday, May 12th . Details are still being worked out but it is planned for Swicks Island Park in Belleville. Cost to vendors will be $10.00 per table. Dig into your boat, tackle box or basement and enter a table.

Our Annual Spring Walleye Derby will take place Saturday, May 26th. Entry fee is $20.00 per team of two which must include at least one CLOSA member. More information to follow.

Don’t forget the Lake Trout Derby on Saturday, June 2nd. Entry fee is $20.00 per rod, six rods max per boat.


March  2018  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00pm in the Quinte Conservation Building as the United Church is being sold. The conservation building is located on Hwy 2 going to Belleville just West of Walbridge-Loyalist Rd. Guest speaker will be Andy Todd from MNRF in Glenora. Andy will talk about tracking fish movement in the Great Lakes including trout and salmon, bass and walleye. He will share some surprising results that may provide insight into fish behavior.

 

They will be releasing 40,000 Browns into Athol Bay on March 16th and 19th.

 

 

Time is not confirmed, but our fish for the pens will probably arrive during the first week of April. For those not familiar with the project, we feed the fry 3 times a day. We load the automatic feeders in the morning and evening and hand feed at the same time as well as at noon. A few volunteers from the area have cancelled due to age and health problems. If you know of anyone that could donate a half hour a week let Al know at 613-847-4398 or e-mail vandusen.al@gmail.com This is a worthwhile project and we would like to see it continue.

 

We are planning a Lake Trout Derby for Saturday, June 2nd. Entry fee $20.00 per rod. 6 rods max per boat. Weigh in at 4:30 pm at the Ontario St. boat launch in Brighton. Further information and more discussion at the General Meeting.

 

We are planning A Fish Tackle Yard Sale tentatively for May 12th. Cost to vendors will be $10.00 per table.

 

Pro Tackle off Hwy 37 North of Hwy 401 in Belleville will give 10% off all tackle to CLOSA members.

 

 

Eve Brant has graciously volunteered to take over as our Secretary. We thank Virginia Baughman for her many years of doing a super job of keeping the minutes. Unfortunately all her records were lost in their recent house fire.


November  2017  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. We thank Jim Hoyle for his excellent presentation on the acoustic tracking of Walleye in the Bay Of Quinte. Some of these fish move great distances in a short time and in unpredictable ways.

 

We had 14 entrants in our Fall Walleye Derby. It was windy but the rain held off till weigh in. Well over a dozen walleye were caught. The rules were changed a bit this year. A prize for the biggest fish over 63 cms. And a prize for the biggest under 63 cms. The team of Gavin Giroux, McKenzie Millar, Roger Millar & Angela Millar took the biggest fish over 63 cms. - 6.9 lbs. The team of Gene Frederick & Rick Weagant took big fish under 63 cms. -  4.9 lbs.


October  2017  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. Jim Hoyle (MNRF) will give a presentation on acoustic walleye tagging and tracking.

 

This is a good time to enter the Fall Walleye Derby scheduled for Saturday, October 28th. Fish from daylight till 2pm. BBQ at Al VanDusen’s if we get a decent response. Entry fee is $20.00 per person. There must be at least one CLOSA member on the boat.


September  2017  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. We will discuss the upcoming Fall Walleye Derby.

 

We thank Lake Ontario Manager, Andy Todd for his enlightening presentation on what’s happening in Lake Ontario.