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Here are some attachments concerning the Fair Haven Fishing Association.  Please try to volunteer when you can or are in town to try to keep us moving in a positive direction as a fishing community.

Sign up for email notifications of events and general information by emailing [email protected] with FHFA in the heading.  I will forward them to the secretary as well.

 

I have also listed where donations can be made to the two seperate accounts held for the two main functions of the Fair Haven Fishing Association (net pen project and wounded warrior project in the attachment).  Photos and information from last years wounded warrior weekend can be viewed at www.facebook.com/AllAboardFHFA

 

If you have any questions please contact me at [email protected]

 

Thanks

Phil

FAIR HAVEN FISHING ASSOCIATION notice to the public.pdf

321 Fair Haven Tournament.pdf

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For those looking at how many people have downloaded the files so far you will note that the Fair Haven tournament file has been re-uploaded due to a grammatical spelling error.  Your download is valid as it was - just needed to fix a spelling mistake.  So far 13 people have downloaded the tournament plus whatever number this corrected file climbs to.

 

 

Thanks

Phil

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Yes

All of the information is in the attached PDF file at the top post

May 16 and 17

July 18 and 19

Thanks

Phil

Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

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  • 4 weeks later...

The new pen is complete and ready to be delivered - this brings us to three pens for Fair Haven.  The third pen will allow us to lower the density of the Kings to promote additional growth and less crowding this year and once the pen study concludes we are ready to receive more fish in the Fair Haven pen program from the DEC.

We have a work weekend scheduled for the last Saturday and if need be Sunday of March at Bayside Marina.  Anyone wanting to venture up to FH to help out or who will be prepping thier boats and camps who can spare some time are invited to help re-net the other two pens.  As we get closer I will be sure to post an update based on snow which may not allow us to access the pens at that time.  We will also have our first meeting on the Saturday of the work weekend.  Hopefully we get a warming trend.

Thanks to all of those who have donated to the pen project in the past in time and money and to those who continue to help. 

Phil

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Good news and more good news.

First the State of the Lake meeting, hosted by the Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout Association ((ELOSTA) was very informative and had good news for Fair Haven.  The pen program is definitely working with almost 90% of the salmon released that survive to maturity returning to Fair Haven and the other 10% straying only a short distance on average.  The fish raised through the pen program have a 2:1 ratio for survivability to adulthood and contribution to the fishery compared to direct stocked salmon. Due to this information it is very likely that after the study concludes we may receive up to 75% of the salmon allocated to the Fair Haven area.  If the numbers stocked remain the same that could mean up to 85,000 salmon in the pens.  Also, the DEC personnel are excited to see what our results are this year since we are splitting the salmon into two pens and cutting the fish density in half.

Second the snow is melting, the ice is getting darker, and I checked on the pens.  Both are just about accessible as of yesterday and should be fully accessible to work on by the 28th - see you there (on the north side of the barn on the north end of Bayside property).  Thank you Scotty of Bayside  Marina for allowing us to store the pens and working with us on this vital effort.

In addition Brain of Turtle Cove (formerly Chinook) will be a part of the pen project and have volunteered additional dock space for us to use.  They are doing a lot of renovations and hope to have the restaurant serving both breakfast and dinner by the end of May.  They will also be the site of the awards ceremonies for the two Fair Haven 321 Tournaments and the location of our general meetings.  Check out their website to follow their progress at www.turtlecoveresort.com

The final piece of information is that after review and comments on the Fair Haven 321 Tournaments, the weigh-in will be at Screwy Louies to make it easier for vehicles with boats in tow to get in and out without turn around problems while trying to make the weigh in time deadline.  In addition there were valid concerns that the traffic may unfairly deter patrons to the Turtle Cove Restaurant.  Note that the awards ceremony will still occur on the Sunday of each tournament at Turtle Cove.

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Even though the winter is not relenting we are still a go for this coming Saturday, March 28th to work on the net pens located on the northern Bayside Marina property on the north side of the blue barn.  The two pens are accessible and need to be re-netted.  We will be meeting at 9:30AM and hope to be done by 12:30PM.  The forecast is that it will be cold and sunny on Saturday.  Sunday is supposed to be warmer but it may rain (rather work in cold than cold rain). 

We figure that this way the nets are done and ready to go (whenever that may be).  Anyone in the Fair Haven area willing or able to help out are encouraged to come. 

If you have any questions please call me (Phil) at 315-709-9958.

Thanks in advance.

Fair Haven Fishing Association

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A big thank you to everyone who was able to help out with the pens this past weekend. Both pens were renetted despite the cold temperatures that compromised the zip ties. It was a good time and was nice working with people whom I had only known before by boat handle. As soon as we receive word from the DEC on the fish arrival it will be posted as we will once again need volunteers to help out. Also, make a note on your calendar for the tournament on May 16 and 17 - information is available at the top of this thread with a download and hard copies will be available from Fair Haven businesses by mid April.

We concluded the morning by having the first FHFA meeting of the year where financial reports were given as well as information on upcoming events.

The other piece of information is donations for the net pen project can be made out to Fair Haven Net Pen Program and sent to Fair Haven Fishing Association, PO Box 373, Fair Haven NY 13064
Also the wounded warrior project is in need of donations and they can be made out to AllAboard FHFA and sent to All Aboard Fair Haven Fishing Association, PO Box 566, Fair Haven NY 13064

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great  job   hats off to all   that braved the cold  to get this done.  I wish I was a bit closer  so I  could contribute   some time and effort.  lets hope  the warmer weather  comes in   hot and heavy  for the month od April.

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It was a great time meeting everyone, getting the pens done, sharing fishing stories, and a couple good laughs. Looking forward to all the events this year and thank you Phil and Werner for all your efforts

Mike

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The finishing touches on the new pen will be made this weekend and we are planning on getting the pens in the water next Saturday the 18th and will need help (anyone in the area that weekend is invited to help out and with waders would be a plus).  The time will be posted once we check with Scotty from Bayside Marina so that we are not in his way while he is busy splashing boats in the water.  Two of the pens will be located at Bayside marina and the third will be located at Turtle Cove marina, restaurant and resort.

 

Scott Prindle of the DEC informed us that the fish will definitely not be arriving until after the 19th, but he cannot give us a tentative date just yet due to the water temperatures dictating when we will get the fish.  The exact date and time will be posted as soon as it becomes available.  The contact information to help out with the pen stocking will be made with the date being posted.

 

Also, anyone in the area between then and the middle of May please contact Dana Bernetski [email protected] to sign up on the feeding schedule (the feeders only need to be filled once in the morning).

 

Do not forget to sign up for the Fair Haven 321 tournament - download available at the top of the thread and hard copies will be available in Fair Haven establishments by next weekend.

 

We will be sure to keep you posted.

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Werner "Popeye" has been working hard on this and we have come up with a time for Saturday. 

We will start to meet at Bayside at 8:00AM to get the pens in the water.  If you do not see us by the water we may be on the north side of the property moving the pens down.  Scotty has generously put time aside to help us splash them in the water.  Any and all help would be greatly appreciated since most of the movement will be from pushing and pulling the pens with waders and ropes due to very low water.  We are hoping to have them all in andat their docks within a short time period. 

 

The fish will not be arriving until late the following week or the begining of the next.

 

Also, hard copies of Fair Haven Fishing Association materials will be in local shops after this weekend including sign-ups for the Fair Haven tournament.

 

Thanks in advance.

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The pens are in the water.  Thank you to all who were able to help out and especially Scott from Bayside marina for him taking time out of his day to help us out and for the use of his equipment to make this one of the smoothest launches to date.

Also thanks again to Bayside Marina and Turtle Cove for the use of their docks for the pens.

 

The fish are sceduled to arrive on the 29th at 11:00AM.  Anyone available is invited to help out (just seeing it is a neat experience).

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