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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rainbow Trout Population Worries

Bruce Peninsula | by Bayshore News Staff  

The rainbow trout population in Colpoy's Bay at Wiarton is getting a helping hand.

The Bruce Peninsula Sportmen's Association is trying to help the rainbow trout population in Colpoy's Bay at Wiarton.

The Ministry of Natural Resources has approved a plan that allows the Association to take rainbow eggs from the Saugeen River for use in their own trout hatchery.

Fishery Committee member Mike Luttman hopes this will reduce the pressure on both Oxenden and Colpoy's creeks and increase rainbow trout numbers in the years to come.

The Bruce Peninsula Sportmen's Association is also asking anglers to practice catch and release when fishing for rainbow.

Hatchery Manager Ray Marklevitz says a sign is posted at the Colpoy's Dock as a reminder.

He notes this is a critical time of year for rainbow trout. 

The Club would like to see expanded sanctuaries around Colpoy's Creek and Oxenden Creek, but that proposal has yet to be approved. 

 

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