The trailsmen Rod & Gun Club would like the
public to attend our Kids fish pond and membership drive at the Hanmer
Shopping Centre on Feb., 10,11 2006. Lear
more about the many programs that our club has to offer and bring your
kids to fish for prizes.
Below is a short resume of our club.
(Trailsmen Rod and Gun Club) began in 1966 and was incorporated in 1977, The
Junior Trailsmen Rod and Gun Club started in, 1974. We
teach conservation of Wild life, Forest, Water, fish and ethical hunting.
At this time we have 80 members.
Children, the elderly and people
Our programs are as follows:
This year we will hold our annual banquet and Live & Silent
March 25, 2006
at the knights of
Columbus Hall at (
2046 Regional Rd.
15). If you wish
to attend this event please contact Rolland Frappier at 897-2478 or Paul
Gelineau at 983-2137
Club House: In
2005 we built a wheelchair ramp and deck so that people with
disabilities could participate in all of our programs including our
walleye hatchery. We also now have a people with disabilities wash
room inside the club house.
Rod& Gun Club Environmental Award: Each
year we award a $500.00 bursary to a second year student
enrolled in an outdoor/ environmental program. For the past five years
we have given a bursary to Cambrian College and this year we added
|Hatchery 2005: We
started our hatchery in 2000 to date we have hatched approximately
3,000,000 walleye fry. Again this year we hope to use an
electro fishing boat From DFO for the collection of our walleye
culture. We normally run with about 800,000 walleye eggs in the
|Rearing Ponds: We
have been raising walleye in our walleye rearing ponds for the past 15
years and have stocked hundred of thousands walleye fingerlings in 15
deferent water bodies in the
The air rifle range was created in 2001 for girls and boys
aged 8 to 12 years old. This
program was created in order to teach gun safety and integrate young
children into the pleasures of hunting.
In the year 2005, we hope to have young people with
disabilities integrated in to the air rifle program.|
Pond: In 2001 we began our People with
Disabilities Trout Pond and it is by far our most rewarding program to
date. We built a deck onto this pond so that people with disabilities
could access the trout pond. In 2004 the group ICAN
(Independence Centre and Network) participated in this program 10
times. We supply the fishing gear and provide them with a barbeque
lunch; this program is of no cost to the participants. The MNR staff
Brenda Harrow and Keith Scott provided the splake for this program
(“People with Disabilities Trout Pond)”.
Approximately 170 trout where caught by the ICAN group. Also
many of the member’s children and grand children and senior’s
enjoyed trout fishing.
a kid-fishing program: This
program has been in place since 1985. This program consists of
taking 10 children, from single parent families, out fishing for the
day... The event includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each
participating child also receives a fishing rod and tackle box filled
with tackle that they get to keep.
FAMILY DAY: In
August we have our annual family day, this is for the members and
their families to come out and enjoy a day without working. We play
games and have competitions. It
consists of archery tournament, fishing in our trout pond, air rifle
horse shoes. All
the events, prizes and food are provided at no cost to all club
members and their families, as an appreciation for all their hard work
during the year.
We also contribute to the elk restoration program and the
turkey transplant program in Noelville.
Our club has been active in the tree planting programs in the
Sudbury Region. To date we
have planted 75,000 trees and that number is still climbing.
We have also built numerous wildlife-nesting structures on
various ponds in the Sudbury district.
Walleye Spawning Bed
Enhancement Program: We
completed a new walleye spawning bed on
. This project will
required 7-8 tandem loads of river rock placed strategically in a
40-foot radius in front of the big culvert off of LakeShore Drive in
out to members of our community:
organization reaches out to members of the community that are isolated and
traditionally not involved in our activities by encouraging these members
to join us as we collect eggs on the shores of Whitson Lake, which is easily accessible by people with disabilities.
Schools and the general public are also invited to visit the
hatchery and witness, for the first time the hatching, rearing, and
restocking of area lakes. The
viable fishery that our organization has created within the Greater City
of Sudbury has provided easy access to fishing for the elderly and the
have also created a new committee made up of people with disabilities and
some of our other members to help us understand their needs within our
organization. In doing so our property is now more accessible for people
with physical disabilities so they are able to participate in all of our
work with the following groups:
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Fish and Game
Cliff Rod & Gun Club
Rearing ponds Club
Fish and Game Association
ICAN (Independence Centre and Network)
Lake Campers Association
of Natural Resources