The Lake Huron Fishing Club (LHFC) was founded in 1983 as a not-for-profit organization in the Province of Ontario. The mission statement for the Club is ‘Dedicated to ensuring future generations will have quality fishing opportunities’. This includes education, promotion, protection, collaboration and enhancement of our aquatic activities and resources.
The LHFC has members from all across Ontario. The majority of the Club’s almost five hundred members comefrom within the boundaries of Bruce, Grey and Huron counties. The Lake Huron Fishing Club has developed productive partnerships with all the Municipalities within this area. More recently, the LHFC has partnered with Bruce Power, which carries the same core values as our Club. That is to enhance and help Mother Nature as much as possible to help preserve our precious resources. Bruce Powers commitment to financially supporting our initiatives has propelled the LHFC into our Conservation Projects on a grand scale.
For instance, our School Hatchery Program has blossomed from 3 schools in 2012, to 37 schools in 2019. Fish ladders have been constructed at Walkerton as well as Maple Hill in the last 3 years. None of this would have been possible without the financial support of Bruce Power. Without a doubt they are great Stewards of our Community.
The Lake Huron Fishing Club undertakes and supervises a wide variety of Conservation related projects with other local organizations and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Thousands of hours of volunteer work are completed each year by our Club members. Our members are involved with erosion control, reforestation, stream improvements and fish restocking. The Club operates two fish hatcheries, one in Kincardine which produces Brown and Rainbow Trout, and the other in Saugeen Shores which raises Chinook Salmon.
The fish raised are released along the Lake Huron shore line, and its many tributaries.
The Club relies on donations and work of volunteers for funding. For 35 years, the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby, a 16 day event, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Lake Huron Fishing Club to help fund a variety of community projects including the fish hatcheries.
Underlying our interest in sportfishing is an understanding that we must contribute to the upkeep of our natural resources for the enjoyment of all, and the preservation of the Ontario outdoors for future generations. The Club endeavors to protect the fishing rights of all citizens and assist Government Agencies on assessment, enforcement, and various new enhancement programs involving the Lake Huron and area fishery.
Visit our Club and Derby websites for further information on the Lake Huron Fishing Club, the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby, and how we are all dedicated to ensuring future generations will have quality fishing opportunities along the Lake Huron Shoreline.