The official presentation for our National Recreational Fisheries Award from the department of Fisheries and Oceans was held February 12 at Queen Mary Park. Club members Peter Little, Jim O’Neil, Ken Monk, Dennis Southwick received the award from Dave Burden, Regional Director General, DFO.
This award recognizes your organization’s outstanding contribution to promoting the interests of recreational fishing in Alberta and the superb example you have set for others working to improve recreational fisheries.
The Northern Lights Fly Tyers – Trout Unlimited Edmonton are being recognized for their excellent record of supporting conservation of Alberta’s fisheries and recreational angling.
Your group’s volunteer involvement through the promotion of fly tying and fly fishing, especially to youth, and your contributions to “Casting for Life” and “Healing Waters” are impressive. Finally, the Northern Lights Fly Tyers work on Arctic Grayling populations will help to ensure that recreational fisheries in Alberta are sustainable for future generations.