27th Jan 2022

We are a group of conservationists dedicated to improving the local habitat of fish and wildlife in order to enhance and promote better recreational hunting and fishing opportunities in Norfolk county and the Long Point area.

The Long Point Area Fish and Game Club is based in Norfolk County at Port Rowan in Long Point. 

The Clubs activities are hunting, fishing and various conservation activities.  The Long Point Area Fish and Game Club also actively encourage all youths to get out and engage in these worthwhile activities.

2022 high school fishing tournament

11 Club members helped out with the high school fishing event at Backus again, see the youth activities page for more details.

A big thanks to so many people who helped keep Norfolk County’s pheasant hunt up and running namely our 3 licence issuers shown here, and our pheasant committee (Bob Hawke, Randy Lambert and Jeff Helsdon).

A special thanks to Randy for his time and many kilometres of road travelled making sure pheasants are released every week during the season.

I also want to thank all the members who have supported this program, and to Norfolk County and the Long Point Region Conservation Authority for their support and the use of their lands for hunting.

The June members meeting will be going ahead

June 14th at Collins Marina @ 7:30pm

See the meetings page for details



Readers may like to see this report from Ohio on Walleye stocks in Lake Erie

 https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2021/…SailinCW4N9rbym1TpbI5eh7NFxsSTEiyHA4ichXrIJ9I

 

The Hamilton Bassmaster’s Spring Fishing Swap Meet will be held on the 26th March at the Ancaster Fairgrounds

Proof of Vaccination and a facemask are required for entry to the show 

see – ( https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=hamilton%20bassmasters )



This link to fish stocking may be of interest to you 

Fish stocking data online

The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF) stocks approximately 8 million fish into more than 1,200 Ontario waterbodies every year. Fish stocking data is used to inform management decisions and production planning, but it is also available to the public to see where lakes are stocked throughout the province. Visit Fish ON-Line for more.


Covid in deer.

A small number of cases of Covid has been found in deer in Ontario but the farming magazine  “Farmtario”  has an article that states that a study in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois and New York in 2021 had 40% of deer with Covid antibodies, another study found that in Ohio the number to be as high as 80%.

The full article can be found here :-

White-tailed deer found to be huge reservoir of coronavirus infection

 

Always a great time is had when we get young kids to come and help with a Pheasant Release

PHEASANT LICENCES

Pheasant hunting is now over for the season. (closed Dec 31st) Thank you all who bought their township licence, the money collected will be used for Pheasants for the 2022 release later this year.

Can you tell a Grass Carp from a look-alike Carp.    Are you 100% sure?    

Check out the below card for instructions or open the PDF in a new page by clicking “here” to make sure that you can ID it properly

If you do catch a Grass Carp please report it to the Invasive Species Hotline on –

Phone – 1-800-563-7711 or

email – info@invadingspecies.com or

report it via –    EDDMapS.org/Ontario.

 

But please do not release live Grass Carp back into the water

MNRF 2015 fishing survey results

Highlights

  • Anglers spent 1.75 billion dollars on trip expenses and investments to fish in 2015.
  • 1.5 million anglers fished in Ontario in 2015; 1.2 million adult anglers over the age of 18 years and 324,000 children.
  • 68% of anglers over the age of 18 years are Ontario residents, 27% originate from the United States and 5% from other provinces.
  • Visitors took 607,000 trips to Ontario to fish, resulting in 1.9 million nights of accommodation.
  • The average age of adult anglers fishing in Ontario is 51 years and 81% are male.
  • Anglers spent 14.4 million days and 74.6 million hours fishing in Ontario.
  • Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Huron & Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe, Lake of the Woods, Lake Nipissing, Ottawa River, St. Lawrence River, Grand River, Lake St. Clair and Rice Lake were the most frequently fished water bodies.
  • Walleye is the most targeted species.
  • Anglers caught approximately 72 million and harvested 13 million fish in Ontario.
  • Walleye, bass, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and northern pike were the most caught and harvested species.
  • 79% of anglers reported their fishing experience as excellent, very good or good in Ontario.

 

For the full survey results see –

 

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2015-survey-recreational-fishing-canada-selected-results-ontario-fisheries

(updated 19th July)

 

Due to the continued COVID disruptions and the Health Departments necessary guidelines, the LPAF&G Club reluctantly decided that due to the restrictions on the number of people allowed to gather together and due to the uncertainties as to what the rest of 2022 will hold, the LPAF&G Club will unfortunately NOT be holding any club meetings for the foreseeable future.    Please stay safe.

We look forward to holding a yard sale swap again when this COVID situation calms down and it is safe once again to do so.

 

 

Judging by the number of positive comments from hunters it certainly looks like the 2021 Norfolk County Pheasant release was again a hit and a success. The Club would like to express its appreciation to all those who bought a Pheasant licence and for the positive comments given to our members and/or left on our facebook page. The total number of licenses purchased has exceeded the total for last year. Success as always varied by hunter but there were still Pheasants being seen and harvested in the final week of the season. We are already looking forward to continuing the program based on the excellent response from the 2021 pheasant release. 

Stay tuned for details of the 2022 season.

 

 

 

All the regular club meetings are now on hold but Covid they permitting will start again