Several members of the Tusket River Chapter TUC spent Easter morning at the Big Meadow Brook project. The creel survey which drew reports from 26 anglers and counted over 200 trout in 2012 is back and set up for 2013, and the project is in the Angler’s Handbook as a proposed Special Trout Management area for 2014. The project over-wintered well, and all signs were either repaired or replaced, the creel station was re-installed and the signage deisgnating the area upstream of the Highway 203 bridge as part of the Voluntary Creel Census area was re-installed. We look forward to partnering with the many anglers who made the project so successful in 2012, and hope the 2013 season allows us to move forward to the Special Trout Management area for 2014.
If anyone has comments or questions about the project, please contact one of our members, or Bill Curry, President Tusket River TUC.
Tusket River Chapter TUC Annual General Meeting March 29, 2013
Held at Port Maitland, NS
Meeting convened at 6:30 pm with the President, Bill Curry, in the Chair.
Present: Gerry Curry, Marsha Curry, Norma Curry Josh Salmon, Theo Salmon, Bill Curry (6 memebrs)
Regrets: Don MacPherson, Andrea McInnis, Ryan Surette, Michelle Wamboldt, Jerry Deveau, Kara Crowell, (6 members)
Agenda: Motion: Approved agenda
Minutes: The minutes of the 2012 AGM were noted and accepted
Treasurer’s Report: The income statement and balance sheet
The Income and balance sheet were distributed to the members.
2012 Budget: Need to approve expenditures for BMB Project, incl. Memberships and equipment (Signs, sheets,and kits) – approx. Much lower cost this time – basically upkeep – to $300.
TUC’s support of River Watch. TUC National has agreed to support the River Watch Program in Nova Scotia which we administer. This means that that item, and the monies from that program are no longer necessary to show as an expense to us, as we will simply submit the bills to TUC National. This means there is no budget item any longer for this activity – except that we shall, of course, show our expenses and the re-imbursement of same from TUC National. We are very pleased to have the backing of TUC National on this project.
Motion: Approve the Treasurer’s Report – motion made by Gerry and seconded by Norma – passed
Current balance $441.39
New Project on Big Meadow brook:
President and VP tour of Tin Mine courtesy of Mine Staff – report
Now in handbook – hand out handbooks, note new proposal
Comment on the past year and what the project discovered – stats on creel surveys
Comment on going forward for this year – continuation of the project, plans for 2014.
AIS update – Success! Meeting with Inland Fisheries staff April 10, 2013
River Watch training session and TUC building opportunity in April in Antigonish!
Motion: Approve the Presidents Report – passed by concensus .
New Business: None
Motion to adjourn – 7:15 pm
Tusket River Chapter TUC Annual Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm at 3455 Highway #1, Port Maitland on March 29th (friday). Please let Bill know if you will be attending as some material will be passed out at this meeting.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Bill – 649-2428 or wcurry(at)billcurry.ca