Welcome from the Bluewater Anglers

For the protection of our members and the public, the Bluewater Anglers have decided to cancel all club activities for the next several weeks.
The cancellations include ...

- Walleye Derby on August 7 and 8

Our decisions are based on the current & forecast COVID-19 virus situation, the health advisories on isolation & physical distancing, and the Ontario government restrictions on group sizes.

*** SALMON DERBY TICKET REFUNDS ***

For those who have already purchased their 2020 Salmon Derby ticket, we will refund your money. There are 4 methods.
1. Tickets purchased online through Eventbrite should have already been refunded.
2. We will mail refunds for all tickets purchased at the London Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show in late February.
3. If they are open, you can get a refund from the derby ticket outlet where you purchased your derby ticket.
4. If you can not get a refund from the derby ticket out, please mail your derby ticket stub to

          Bluewater Anglers,
          c/o Treasurer,
          P.O. Box 174,
          Sarnia Ontario N7T 7H9

and we will mail your refund. Please print your complete mailing address. If we can't read it, we can't mail it.

Contact Paul Heckley at pheckley@outlook.com if you have any questions or concerns. We hope to see you again at next spring's Salmon Derby.

We are a group of people who are dedicated to sustaining and preserving the fish stocks in lower Lake Huron.  We are based around Sarnia, Ontario where the St.Clair River begins its journey south out of Lake Huron.  Our geographical location provides fishing oppurtunites for almost every species found in the Great Lakes.  At any point in the year there is different species biting a short boat ride or drive away.  

We are very fortunate to have such a resource in our backyard and we enjoy sharing and educating people about preserving this amazing fishery.  Every year the club members work hard to safely raise thousands of salmon and trout in our fish culture station in Point Edward.  These fish are then released into lower Lake Huron and St.Clair River for the enjoyment of all.  We offer tours to anyone who wishes to see what it takes to raise over 130 000 salmon and trout.  Check out the hatchery page for more information.

We put on many fund raising events during the year that offer the chance to get out and enjoy the great fishery and possibly win a prize.  The Bluewater Salmon Derby, Walleye Derby, Big Fish Derby, are a few that provide the club with the means to operate the hatchery and ensure that the fishery is kept strong and healthy.

We are always looking for new members who share the same values and want to be part of this cause.

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Club News and Events

Hatchery Open House - CANCELLED

CANCELLED

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Hatchery Open House - Sat/Sun March 21-22, 2020 Cancelled

Ever wondered how we raise overa 100000 fish every year?  Now is your chance to find out.  Bring your family and friends to see how we raise fish during our annual Hatchery Open House.  We invite all club members and the public to come and see the major improvements we have made to the hatchery. This is the future fish stock for the local waters. Come and visit us.
 

Club Members Derby - CANCELLED

Saturday April 25, 2020

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Club Members Derby - Saturday April 25, 2020

The Club Spring Derby is open to Bluewater Angler members (free) and the general public. Nonmembers must buy a $10 entry ticket. This event precedes the Bluewater Salmon Derby by a week and is a perfect oppurtunity to work out theany kinks in your equipment before the big event.  As usual there are prizes and cash to be won during this event.  Hope to see you out on the water.

Bluewater Anglers Salmon Derby - CANCELLED

Tickets refunded. Click learn more for details.

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This is it!  The big event that people book vacation to attend and patient wait for year after year.  The Bluewater Salmon Derby is the main source of funds needed for the operation of the hatchery.  Its brings in people from all over Ontario and promises great fishing and a chance to win some amazing prizes.  2020 will be the 44th annual salmon derby and we hope that you will join us.  For more information click the button below and dont forget to buy your tickets!

Kids Training Day - CANCELLED

Sat. May 30, 2020

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CANCELLED
 
Every spring the club hosts a training day for kids whoare interested in the sport.  Activities include learning to cast, knot tying, children's safety village, OPP watercraft, tour of the hatchery, and of course every child will be allowed to catch one fish from our outdoor pond. As usual, there are prizes and a bbq lunch available for those who attend.  We invite anyone who is interested in the sport of angling to attend this great community event.
 

Shoreline Cleanup - CANCELLED

Saturday June 13, 2020

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Shoreline Cleanup - Saturday June 13, 2020 - CANCELLED

When spring arrives, it is time to do some spring cleaning. Come down to the hatchery and help clean up the shoreline between downtown Sarnia and the Point Edward treatment plant. Our annual shoreline clean up is one of the ways the Bluewater Anglers try to help improve the fishing experience in our community. Bring your gloves and wear sturdy footwear. We will provide the garbage bags. There are hotdogs, pop and coffee served at the hatchery for lunch.  Bring your family and friends!

Family Fishing Derby - CANCELLED

Sat. July 4, 2020

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.
 
This is a FREE activity for families. You do not need an Ontario fishing licence during the Ontario Family Fishing Week.  Sign up at the booth in Centennial Park, receive your bucket, and then catch as many gobies as you can before lunch.  Bring those gobies to the hatchery to be counted and then enjoy a hot dog lunch.  Prizes awarded for most gobies and for the 5 longest fish.
 

Walleye Derby - CANCELLED

Fri/Sat Aug 7/8, 2020

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The Walleye Derby has been cancelled for this year.
Who does not love walleye? The Club encourages you to participate in this overnight event which takes place with in the same boundaries as the Salmon Derby.  Fishing form boat and from shore is allowed. The derby is a single fish submission event and is open to the public with purchase of entry ticket. Prizes are awarded for the 10 heaviest walleye submitted for weigh-in at the Hatchery.  

Ice Fishing Derby

Sat. February 15, 2020

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Ice Fishing Derby Sat. February 15, 2020

 
Each February the Bluewater Anglers puts on an ice fishing derby on Sarnia Bay.  It is held on the license free fishing weekend in Ontario which means anyone can participate with out the worry of having a fishing license.  Participants can expect to catch Perch, Pike and Trout.  The Ice Fishing Derby is open to club members and the general public.  Bring the family and/or a friend and enjoy a pleasant morning on Sarnia Bay.  Don't forget the hot chocolate!

Membership Meetings

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Tuesday, JUNE 9, 2020 - CANCELLED

Point Edward Arena & Community Centre

210 Monk Street

Doors open at 7:00 PM

Meeting starts at 7:30 PM

AGENDA

Hatchery Update

Salmon Derby Update

Club Events - 

Fishing Report

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