Hatchery loses long-time friend – Denis Brown

The North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery has lost a friend with the passing of Denis Brown at age 79.

Denis was there from the beginning. He was recruited by founding member of the hatchery, Denis LeFeuvre, to be on the first board of directors. Friend, and fellow hatchery volunteer, Ron Bowman, says, “Denis had worked for […]

By |2021-07-09T10:54:36-04:00July 9th, 2021|

Paudash Lake Conservation Association Members Donate $5850 to the Hatchery!

The North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery is grateful to the members of the Paudash Lake Conservation Association (PLCA) for their donations to support the Hatchery. When the continuing pandemic required the cancellation of the Hatchery’s annual dinner, the PLCA started raising money online to support the ongoing care of fish being raised at the Hatchery.

Pictured […]

By |2021-06-08T07:47:38-04:00June 8th, 2021|

Mountney’s Gas & Country Store makes donation to Hatchery

It is with great appreciation that the North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery accepts a donation from Ron Mountney of Mountney’s Gas and Country Store. Ron set a jar beside his cash register with a note asking for donations for the hatchery from his customers.  Ron wanted to thank all the fine people who made a […]

By |2021-06-08T07:48:51-04:00June 8th, 2021|

A letter of thanks was sent to NOS Program participants to recognize them all for the valuable role they have carried out at the hatchery the past few months.

December 10 2020

NOS Program – NHHS

I want to thank you for all your assistance at the hatchery this year – you’ve been a tremendous help! It’s always […]

By |2020-12-16T14:19:53-05:00December 16th, 2020|

New well comes with two new donations

North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery discovered in 2020 that their wells were not generating enough water for the water circulation process used at the hatchery.  A fourth well had to be added, at considerable cost to the hatchery.

This is when owners of two companies stepped up to help.

JT Legge from JL Pump reduced his bill […]

By |2020-12-16T14:14:27-05:00December 16th, 2020|

Quinte Elk Restoration Committee makes second donation to Fish Hatchery this year

Dave Locke from the Quinte Elk Restoration Committee presented Kevin Vance, chair of the North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery, with a generous donation of $650 on Dec. 7. This was in addition to the $1,500 the group made to the hatchery earlier this year.

According to Locke, this money comes from previous fundraising efforts by QERC […]

By |2020-12-09T14:03:42-05:00December 9th, 2020|

Egg collecting a great success on Ashby Lake!

Good news! Over 5700 eggs were collected by a team of volunteers, under the guidance of Bob Irwin, on Oct. 14 and 16 on Ashby Lake. A third collection night is planned for Oct. 20.

When the MNRF announced that it would no longer be assisting with egg collection for the hatchery, it was arranged that […]

By |2020-10-20T09:43:46-04:00October 20th, 2020|

Students help stock trout in Paudash and Limestone Lakes

A total of 17 students from the Northern Outdoors Studies class at North Hastings Highschool kept busy on Sept. 22 helping NHCFH volunteers transfer lake trout safely from the hatcherry to both Paudash and Limestone Lake.

The students each had an opportunity to experience the work at the hatchery loading the fish into tanks for transport […]

By |2020-09-29T12:10:54-04:00September 29th, 2020|

Ed Robertson takes guided tour of the hatchery


When Ed and Natalie Robertson of Baptiste Lake made their recent donation to the North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery, an offer was extended for a guided tour of the facility.

On the afternoon of Sept. 8, Ian Hendry was very pleased to be enlisted to take Robertson on a tour of the facility, providing some history […]

By |2020-09-11T13:40:11-04:00September 11th, 2020|