The monthly meeting of the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club

Sep 23, 2011   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Minutes  //  Comments Off on The monthly meeting of the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club

August 25, 2011 Meeting Minutes/News:  The monthly meeting of the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club was called to order at 7:10 PM by Tom Schneider.

Tom reported on his progress toward developing the new poster for the identification of Atlantic salmon in comparison to brown trout.  The poster will show actual pictures to help fishermen determine the difference.

Discussion continued on things we feel need to be done to modify the hatchery equipment and enclosure for this year:

·         We are planning to add insulation and plastic film to parts of the hatchery to reduce the heat losses.

·         Tank #1 has been moved and modified to be more like #2 & #3.  We plan to build a new stand for it to be like the others.  New egg baskets will also need to be built for this tank.

·         Gene Carey presented a clear heavy vinyl material and drawing for improving the curtain end for the downstream end of the hatchery.  While it is more expensive, it definitely looks good and should last for several years.  If temperature tests look satisfactory, we could to go ahead with the new curtain.

·         We plan to use vertical ¾ inch pipe and stainless steel screw eyes attached to our tank stands to allow our tanks and stands to float up safely in case of flooding.  This will prevent the tanks from rolling, and when the water goes back down the tanks will resume their original position again.

·         After much discussion on how to reduce the silt in our tank water, we decided to investigate a nearby stream that may be a source for cleaner water and better pressure.  Since water tests will be needed, water flow available throughout the winter determined and possible permissions needed, we will not be able to complete this modification this year.  This would be a fairly large project for us to undertake, but the benefits could solve both the silt and the water supply pressure problems expected during flood conditions.

·         Scheduled work days to do the modifications will start Sept. 4th at 9:30 AM and continue each Sunday, same time, thereafter until the work is completed.

Meeting adjourned at around 8:30 PM.  Our next meeting will be held on September 22nd at 7 PM in the Camden Rod and Gun Club Building.

Respectfully submitted,

Arley Morey, Club Secretary

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