Fish Hatchery tour, Lake Trout and life cycles.
As we reflect on this past season's programs and events a few highlights are worth sharing our enthusiasm and perhaps adding this to the 2024 agenda of programs again.
In July we arranged a great tour enjoyed by 15 community members, families with children of all ages, to our more senior members, it was an educational experience on the Hatchery Life Cycle to raise Trout that will eventually be released into area lakes. The two students that gave the tour were very knowledgeable and shared all they have learned during their summer job experience.
Although this tour was free, your LSPPOA provided a $150.00 donation to the North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery which is a non-profit organization that relies on community events and donations to continue their important work keeping the surrounding area lakes stocked.
A few things we learned at the hatchery:
The supply of stock comes from naturally producing donor lakes in the fall from Weslemkoon, Dickey and Ashby Lakes.
Prior to fertilization, eggs can be gently washed to remove wastes and bacteria that may contaminate cultures.
The North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery grow the trout over a winter season allowing the stock to grow larger for better survival.
The Bancroft area Lake Trout is the 'Jewel', and also is the Lake St. Peter stock breed
NHCFH is a state-of-the-art, fish culture facility that runs on a water re-circulation system
The Ministry of Natural Resources determines which lakes get stocked. Lake St. Peter is on the list!
You can also help support the Fish Hatchery directly by Adopting a Trout!
To learn more visit the North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery
We look forward to connecting and scheduling more educational events and tours for our Lake St. Peter community. We hope you can join us!