Monday, November 4, 2013

Lake Aeration Survey Extended Until November 30, 2013

As most of you who follow my exploits through my blog, Facebook page or Twitter know I believe the Parklands region of SW Manitoba offers some of North America’s finest stillwater trout fishing.  I have been visiting this region for close to 10 years. This is a region best known for its large rainbow, brown and tiger trout.   One of the primary reasons for the quality stillwater fly fishing the Parklands region offers is consistent stillwater environment, due in part to the aeration program currently in place.

One of the reasons I visit the Parklands.

During my spring visit this past season I learned that the Rossburn and District Community Development Corporation commissioned AAE Tech Services Inc. to conduct a survey to investigate the economics of lake aeration.  The survey information will be used to help management make the most informative decision with regards to aerating Tokaryk Lake, Patterson Lake, Arrow Lake and Rossman Lakes within the RM of Rossburn.

The lake aeration program benefits both rainbows and browns

In my opinion, the lake aeration program is critical to the economic health of this region.  Visiting anglers, such as me, patronize local businesses during our stay bringing valuable dollars into the region.  Without the region's outstanding stillwater fly fishing we would most likely visit lakes elsewhere.  I, along with of my spring and fall students who joined me earlier this year for my hosted stillwater seminars all completed this survey.  Upon returning home passed along the survey links and information along to everyone I could think off. 

Quality stillwater trout fishing attracts anglers.

Over this past weekend I learned that the Rossburn Lake Aeration Survey has been extended until November 30th 2013.   If you have visited the Parklands region and you weren’t aware of the survey or perhaps haven’t had the chance to complete it there is still time. It is imperative that as many anglers as possible complete this survey to ensure the aeration program continues. The survey can be found online.

All participants completing the survey will be entered into a random draw for one of three prize packages donated by various sponsors.  The draw will take place November 30th 2013.

Prize 1) Two Night Two Guest Stay Michitoba Enterprises
Prize 2) One Night Stay for Two Guests - Comfy Country B&B - Email
Prize 3) Various Fishing Tackle from The Fishin Hole 

If you can, please take the time to complete this important survey.