The Lacombe Fish and Game Association (LFGA) is a membership driven organization dedicated to promoting, through education and programs, the conservation and sustainable use of our fish and wildlife resources. We strive to protect and enhance the habitat these resources depend upon ensuring their enjoyment for current and future generations. Our Association is based in and focused on, the region surrounding Lacombe Alberta Canada, and is a proud affiliate member of the Alberta Fish and Game Association. (AFGA).
About the LFGA
CONSERVATION & PROJECTS
- LFGA owns two habitat areas of approximately 160 acres, and are the Habitat Stewards on an additional 480 acres of prime habitat.
- We operate two trout fisheries within the City of Lacombe. The annual stocking of about 2000 rainbow trout into each one helps to secure an excellent fishery for local youth.
- We own or lease three Fisheries Access Sites and the recreational property that goes with them, namely Wilson's Beach, Burbank Park, and Center Chain Lakes.
- We have contributed to several Habitat Trust Purchases, including Tide Creek on Pigeon Lake (320 acres), Stonehouse Properties (800 acres in total -- 160 in Trust Fund), Caine 1 and 3 properties, and a few others.
- We have been involved in Fisheries projects such as fish counts in the Blindman River and installed stream bank fencing between Bentley and Blackfalds.
ALBERTA FISH & GAME
- We sponsor and help operate a Youth Conservation Education Camp. Each year we sponsor several youth to attend camp and have members volunteer to instruct at those camps. We also have instructors who deliver the Canadian Firearms Safety Courses, helping you use firearms in a safe and responsible manner.
- We have organized many successful Youth Fishing Day events at the Len Thompson Trout Pond in Lacombe.
- We encourage Youth Group Activities such as 4H Clubs, Scouts, and Jr. Forest Wardens through program support and sponsorship.
Projects & Programs
Center Chain Lake
This 72-acre site offers prime habitat land as well as public fishing access with a boat launch and pier. The site features a mix of native parkland habitat along Center Chain Lake and managed forage on a portion of the uplands. A meeting hall and unserviced cabins in the upland area play host to the Cenalta Youth Conservation Academy in July. Note that the site including boat launch area is Day Use Only.
Directions: East of Lacombe on Hwy 12 to Hwy 815, then North to Hwy 604/County Line Road, then East a couple miles to the site. View the area map on Alberta Discover Guide.
World's Largest Lure Project
The World's Largest Lure project was tackled by Len Thompson Lures in partnership with the LFGA, Echo Lacombe Community Grant Fund and local fabricators Comet Welding.
Located at the Len Thompson Pond, Lacombe’s lure measures in at 40 ft 5.25”, nearly 25 ft longer than the previous record. To break the dimensions down even further, the spoon itself is 27.5 ft long and 9.5 ft wide. The treble hook is 14 ft long and 8 ft wide. Learn more.