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|

Mike Wootton makes donation to hatchery

The North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery has had a challenging year with the cancellation of its long-running dinner auction, the main source of funds to operate the facility. Fortunately, the community is hearing the call for help with a number of donors stepping forward in recent weeks to help make up the shortfall.

So, it is […]

By |2020-07-31T08:28:36-04:00July 31st, 2020|

Online auction great success!

By the time the final bid was in on July 18, the Fish Hatchery’s first online auction had yielded $7,305 in funds towards growing fish for local lakes and facility operations!

A special thanks goes out to Switzers Auction for kindly hosting the auction on their website.

The auction would not have been possible without all of […]

By |2020-07-19T10:24:03-04:00July 19th, 2020|

Ed & Natalie Robertson make generous donation to Hatchery!

Ed Robertson of the Bare Naked Ladies, and his wife Natalie, have been stepping up repeatedly to help local not-for-profit organizations since the pandemic hit!

First it was the North Hastings Community Cupboard, then the Village Playhouse and now, the Fish Hatchery Board of Directors is pleased to announce, the Hatchery is latest recipient of the […]

By |2020-07-07T16:22:10-04:00July 7th, 2020|

Baptiste Lake Association makes $1,000 donation to hatchery!

Baptiste Lake Association, president, Wally McColl gathered with BLA secretary, Lake Plan, Anne Coleman and NHCFH directors Taylor Grosklag and Ian Hendry on the shore of Baptiste Lake for the official cheque presentation of $1,000 towards the Hatchery.

Baptiste is a deep-water lake trout lake and so the BLA has been working with the NHCFH and […]

By |2020-07-03T08:13:58-04:00June 29th, 2020|

Geyer Surveys makes generous donation to the Fish Hatchery!

Rodney Geyer of Geyer Surveys was pleased to make a donation recently to the North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery. NHCFH President Kevin Vance was on hand to accept the cheque.

The Hatchery thanks Rodney for his generous donation and all the other individuals and businesses that have stepped forward to fill the void with the cancellation […]

By |2020-06-12T08:49:50-04:00June 12th, 2020|

Ron Bowman Voted Volunteer of the Year!

Congratulations to Fish Culturing Manager Ron Bowman on receiving the NHCFH Volunteer of the Year award!

“This is the second time Ron has won the award and deservedly so for all the extra efforts he has put forth during this challenging year,” says Ian Hendry, member of the Board.

There were many others who also received votes […]

By |2020-05-26T10:26:54-04:00May 26th, 2020|