About Us

The North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery (NHCFH) is a community, volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization with federal charitable status that is raising local fish for local lakes.


To engage the community in the management and stewardship of local fisheries, habitat, and the surrounding environment to ensure these resources are available for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.


  • To research and employ where appropriate current best practices in the aquaculture of various fish species
  • To enhance local stocking programs and improve angling opportunities in the region
  • To provide opportunities for students and others to learn about and practice fish culture skills and sustainable fisheries and habitat management
  • To promote and support all conservation efforts that protect and enhance our local aquatic flora and fauna and their habitats

Hatchery Executive

Kevin Vance / President
Telephone 613-332-1410

Kim Stephens / Vice President
Telephone 613-334-8324

Carl Ziebarth / Treasurer
Telephone 613-334-2150

Brad Elkins / Fish Culturing Manager
Telephone 289-338-6574

Karin Dietrich / Secretary
Telephone 613-332-4678

Gloria Elstone / Events & Fundraising Coordinator
Telephone 613-334-8070

Mike Thomas / Director
Telephone: 416-464-2902

Fred McConnell / Director
Telephone: 613-864-2948

Mary LeFeuvre/ Honorary Director
Telephone 613-332-4084

Hatchery Team Leaders

Larry Byers / Fish Culturing Team Leader
Telephone 613-332-1154

Stan Loney / Fish Culturing Team Leader
Telephone 613-332-8100

18th Annual Dinner Fundraiser SUMMER FISH FRY AND PIG ROAST DINNER