Welcome from the Bluewater Anglers

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

Family Fishing Derby

Sat. July 9, 2022

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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

Fri/Sat Aug 12/13, 2022

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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 19, - Monday February 21

Ice Fishing on Sarnia Bay.  Observer Photo

BLUEWATER ANGLERS 2022 ICE FISHING DERBY
Saturday, February 19, 2022 – Monday, February 21, 2022
The Bluewater Anglers 2022 Ice Fishing Derby was a success despite Mother
Nature’s efforts to remove most of the ice from Sarnia Bay before the derby
started, and then freeze and blow participants off the ice during the derby.
Fortunately, people got out on Monday, the only nice day for ice fishing.
Participation in the Family Weekend event was good. There were 24 pictures
entered during the Ice Fishing Derby. One quarter of the pictures showed kids and
families enjoying the outdoors. A variety of fish were entered including coho
salmon, northern pike, perch, shad, rainbow trout and walleye.
Four winners were randomly drawn from the 24 pictures submitted. The lucky
Ice Fishing Derby winners are …
- Jonathan Walker (OKUMA Ice Rod donated by The Outdoorsman).
- Carson Sipkens ($50.00 Outdoorsman Gift Certificate).
- Chase Kwarciak ($50.00 Outdoorsman Gift Certificate).
- Shaelynne Plante-Hunter ($50.00 Outdoorsman Gift Certificate).
Thank you everybody who participated in this weekend’s Ice Fishing Derby.
Thanks to The Outdoorsman for their donation and assistance. Hopefully we can
do it again next year!

 

Hatchery Open House

March 19/20 2022

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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

Saturday April 23, 2022

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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

April 29 - May 8, 2022

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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.  2021 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

Sat. May 28, 2022

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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

Saturday June 11, 2022

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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!

Membership Meetings

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

 

Tuesday September 13 2022
Point Edward Arena and Community Centre

Doors open at 7:00 PM
Meeting starts at 7:30 PM

AGENDA

 Lorne Font from Twin Bridge Fishing Charters will talk about vertical jigging for walleye.  

2022 Event Calendar

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