The Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association (HHOA) has received more than 21,000 rainbow trout from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Harwood Fish Culture Station. The two to three inch-long Ganaraska strain rainbow trout will be raised in HHOA hatchery tanks on Gelert Road in Haliburton. In April, the fish will be released into lakes in the Haliburton and Minden area. The HHOA raises and stocks approximately 15,000 lake trout and 20,000 rainbow trout in 20 area lakes every year.
Since 1998, the HHOA has raised and stocked more than 800,000 fish in local lakes. If you would like to help support the HHOA you can join or donate at HHOA.on.ca. You can also help by playing the HHOA 50/50 monthly raffle at bigcatch5050.ca. Fifty per cent of all monthly proceeds go to one lucky winner. The other 50 per cent supports the fish hatchery, the stocking of area lakes, walleye spawning rehabilitation programs and other HHOA activities that benefit region’s outdoors community.
Submitted by the HHOA