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On June 4th, the Lacombe Fish & Game Association in collaboration with the Alberta Conservation Association hosted the annual Kids Can Catch event at the Len Thompson Pond. Around 450 people took part.
A special thank you to the event's other sponsors including Dow Chemical Canada, Central Alberta Co-op, City of Lacombe, and Smoky Trout Farm Limited.
Hello Anglers! Soon the 2016 fair-weather fishing season will be open across Canada. Be sure to pick up a 2016 fishing license and a new Provincial regulations booklet to double check the rules on the waterbodies you plan on fishing before you head out. There may have been changes. And remember to practice catch and release to help maintain a healthy fishery.
To make it easy, we’ve compiled a list of links to each province’s regulations:
We weren’t able to find the newest regulations for Nunavut or Newfoundland online (you may have better luck in your search) but have included the old regulations links below.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Anglers can take advantage of this downtime by putting away their ice fishing gear and getting their fair-weather fishing gear ready for the 2016 open water season.
Taking the time to properly store ice fishing gear during the off season will save you a ton of grief next winter.
While the line is removed, take the time to lubricate the gears and bearings in the reel. This is rarely done on ice fishing reels but it’s an important step in keeping ice reels in game shape. Store all fishing rods and tip-ups where nothing will be placed on top of them during the off season. Check all hooks and repair, replace and sharpen as needed.
Tip: Sporting stores usually put their remaining ice fishing gear on sale at the end of the season. Also, some stores have a recycling drop-off for used fishing line.
Wes David | Len Thompson Pro-Staff
In February, we ran our first ever Custom Wedding Lure promotion. We offered couples 10% off their wedding lure orders and entry into a draw for a $250 order credit. We were a bit late doing the draw but made the announcement last week.
Congratulations to Christy and Brennon! Here's their completed custom wedding spoon.
Thank you to all of the awesome couples who placed orders with us! If you would like more info on custom spoons for your wedding, event or business please click here.
Congratulations to Justin S from Sherwood Park, AB... Justin scored a $100 Len Thompson Prize Pack for his nomination in Santa's Nice List contest.
Justin was nominated by "Proud Mamma" Carla. He's pictured above (but we may or may not have added the Santa Hat in celebration).
I grew up with two brothers who loved fishing (and both grew up to be Fisheries biologists). I cast my fair share of Len Thompson lures into the water during my childhood, but swore I wouldn't fish in my adulthood -it wasn't my thing. But Justin's joy of fishing is contagious and now our family spends our summers casting our Len Thompson's into the water, and reeling in some good ones.
But the reason I'm nominating him is because while he (like most fishermen) like the solitude of fishing, he always invites others along so that they can experience the joy of being at the lake (or river). He has brought his younger cousins, his little sister and/or his younger brothers on almost every fishing trip because even though they are a huge distraction, he loves to see new people discover the joys of fishing. He packs them all a lunch and cooks them their catch on a lakeside fire. And they love it.
He also keeps our family well fed - about once a week he cooks up his catch for our family dinner. He has fed friend's families and his Grandparents too. He is also passionate about conservation - a first class fisherman.
We loved Carla's story and Justin's dedication to introducing others to the wonderful sport of fishing... especially fellow teens in his community. Keep up the great work Justin!
Merry Christmas and thanks to all who nominated their favourite angler in our latest contest! Stay tuned for new contest announcements by liking us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!