From the meeting of twenty-four prospective members, the club has grown to an impressive 180 current members.The club owns its own Fish Hatchery which is located at the Petun Conservation Area, just behind Osler Bluff on the outskirts of Collingwood. Our club leases this area from the Nottawasaga Conservation Authority and manages the property for them. Since acquiring the lease, the club has spent well over $100,000.00 on hatchery buildings, fish tanks, hydro lines and a new parking lot. All this work was done at reduced rates due to the generosity of various companies in the area, and volunteers from the club. Since the first collection of eggs, we have raised – 600,000 chinook salmon,- 750,000 rainbow trout, and 1 million brown trout.
We, as members of the GEORGIAN TRIANGLE ANGLERS’ ASSOCIATION, are a selfish bunch. We like to go out and catch fish. Some we keep to eat,some we throw back to catch another day. But more important is the fact that we all want our children and grandchildren to be able to do the same!
We believe in teaching conservation to anyone who will listen, and that the future of conservation belongs to the youth of our community. Through Hatchery Tours ,slide shows and work projects,we can help Cubs,Scouts,Guides,and School Groups to understand the importance of looking after our resources.