The Lacombe Fish and Game Association is excited to share the news of a significant donation to the Len Thompson Trout Pond from Wolf’s Botanical and the Hainzmann Family. After finishing a dinner together in late June, the Hainzmann family visited the pond together to view the new fully accessible dock and other improvements to the park. They all agreed that the new dock was an amazing addition to the already popular fishing pond, but the area could use some trees to help beautify the park. They proactively approached the Lacombe Fish and Game Association and City of Lacombe with the idea of this donation, and it was eagerly accepted with great thanks.
Two weeks ago, a crew from Wolf’s completed this landscaping project that added 25 large trees to five new tree beds, and three existing tree beds. It will be a fantastic addition to an already rapidly improving fishing pond.
On behalf of the pond’s many users, the Lacombe Fish and Game Association would like to extend their thanks for this fantastic addition!
On Saturday, June 3, 2023, the Lacombe Fish & Game celebrated the grand opening of the new fully accessible dock at the Len Thompson Pond. The annual Kids Can Catch Day was a huge success and included a BBQ, fish release by Smoky Trout Farm, face painting and of course, fishing.
Our annual Kids Can Catch event was a huge success on June 4th. Thank you everyone who came out to enjoy the event. We were so happy to see so many old friends and meet new people.
Thank you to the folks from all of the companies who donated and attended the event. It was through your generous donations that we were able to provide rods, food and hooks to all of the kids. More photos are posted on Facebook.
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MEMBERSHIP RATES 2022
$75 individual ($70 until January 31st)
$85 family ($80 until January 31st)
$25 youth ($20 until January 31st)
ABOUT THE LFGA
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).
LFGA will be hosting our Annual Horn measuring day Saturday December 18th at Burbank Hall from 11am till 3pm.
Trophy Competition Rules are outlined below.
ANNUAL TROPHY COMPETITION COVID 19 VERSION
Dec. 4, 2021
Who would have believed that Covid 19 would still be in the picture when we modified our trophy competition for 2020 last December? We will be hosting trophy measuring day in our traditional format December 18 from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Burbank Hall for fully vaccinated members only: credentials and masks are required and will be checked at the door.
For those members who are unable to be present that day or those not vaccinated we will be measuring by appointment from now until December 23 at the Powell residence.
People wishing to be present while the scoring is done should be prepared to mask up and respect social distancing. The scoring itself will be in the garage at the Powell residence. Those unable to wear a mask or follow any of the Alberta Public Health orders should simply wait in their vehicle while I do the measuring which, in most cases, will only last one- half hour. There is no charge for the service.
What needs to be done to get an animal scored is listed below.
1. Present the horns, antlers and/ or skulls in as clean and as dry as possible manner. Horns to be scored for provincial, national, B&C or P&Y entry required a 60-day drying period. We pre-measure for the club competition (under 60 days) in order to get the results by the first Saturday in February.
2. Call 403-782-3893 and ask for Dave Powell to make an appointment for measuring. Appointment times available will be from 10 AM to 7 PM on most days from the present until Dec. 23rd2021 .
3. We will still score horns for non-members.
4. Be on time for your appointment and deliver your horns, skulls, or antlers to 26212 TP Road 402 Lacombe County. Further directions as to location will be given at the time of the appointment.
5. Procedures may have to change without notice due to changes in the Alberta Health Orders in response to the pandemic.
6. Awards night will be scheduled in early 2022 as soon as restrictions have been relaxed to allow for the event.
The East Stormwater Pond, located in the City of Lacombe’s Eastside Recreation Area just east of the Lacombe Police Station, has just completed a major upgrade project. Throughout the summer, volunteers and vendors sought to greatly increase the success and accessibility of fishing this less well known urban pond.
Thanks to the City of Lacombe’s construction of the Eastside Recreation Dog Park located just east of the pond, a new 24 car parking lot has been added. Anglers can utilize this parking area to have more convenient walk in access to the pond.
The Alberta Conservation Association Conservation, Community and Education Grants funded a large portion of the major upgrades to the pond. The project was managed and implemented by the LFGA, with additional funding requirements covered by the LFGA.
First, LFGA volunteers installed a new floating dock and five casting platforms. The new docks and casting platforms will result in greater accessibility to the water body, increase chances to get to deeper water and allow for a more pleasant fishing experience.
Secondly, staff at Smoky Trout Farms installed a new mechanical aeration system in the pond. This system should greatly improve the water quality of the pond, which will allow for more active fish and higher survivability.
Third, a large storm water culvert prevented anglers from being able to walk around the full perimeter of the pond. As such, Comet Welding constructed a bridge to fix this accessibility problem.