This project will re-connect a '60s, swimming pond with the main channel of the Rideau river downtown. This pond never worked very well for swimming and became an algae pit and fish trap. It would flood in the spring and gradually de-oxygenate over the summer. It had no natural connection with the river. The restoration project will create Muskie spawning habitat and will be supported by fish tagging and monitoring to measure the success of the innovative approach to habitat improvement.
The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority together with a group of partners has created a new fish embayment on the Jock river site which will greatly enhance spawning and nursery habitat for our favourite fish. The Ottawa chapter, investing and working through our new Muskies Canada Foundation, has put $5000 into this important project. Two other fishing organizations also contributed and we were successful in leveraging that and received a major federal grant under the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program.
“Just awesome! I met a great bunch of guys at the chapter meeting, all willing to share their knowledge. A real learning experience - start to finish.”
“This group is dedicated to proper management of the Muskie fishery. They have helped me catch more fish and shown me the right tools and techniques for handling and releasing this great fish.”
Come out and join us. MCI members and friends are welcome to share the experience. Chapter meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Orleans Legion starting at 7:30. Click the map link below for location details.
800 Taylor Creek Road
Orleans, ON K1C 1T1
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support.