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We are still working on the details, but rumour has it that SSBC is looking at a project on the Bonaparte (an important steelhead spawning tributary to the Thompson river). It will be a similar sort of deal as this years Spius creek rehabilitation project regarding habitat restoration.... and to that end we are looking at another pub night in November. Location will be somewhere in the Coquitlam/ Highway 1 corridor so that folks from the sunny side of the Fraser can attend....


There will be a live auction, silent auction, swag, etc etc, some kind of food special and just a great opportunity to socialize with a dedicated group of steelheaders. If you aren't a SSBC member, there will be membership forms available.


Once again we are asking concerned anglers to dig deep into their wallets and buck up. Its pretty painfully clear that federal and provincial governments could care less about our Thompson River steelhead resource so its up to grass roots initiatives like this, to mitigate the damage from habitat loss and brutally timed commercial salmon fisheries etc.




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wont be at the pub night but definitely down for donating again this year! be sure to post up how to donate through paypal
 

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SSBC is planning a habitat restoration project on the Bonaparte River which is an important steelhead spawning tributary to the Thompson River. "Steelhead/Rainbow utilize the reach and instream complexing has been an objective for a while, but funding to undertake such works has not been available. The concept is that streambanks have been stabilized sufficiently from a previously degraded condition over the past 8 years as a result of successful streambank stabilization projects so that incorporation of some instream works using rock weirs and secured wood complexing along with riparian plantings are now feasible and would offer benefit to steelhead by improving local pool/riffle features. The landowners are very cooperative and have been really good partners on previous streambank projects. The rough cost for the project appears to be in the neighbourhood of $35-40 K, depending on the exact rock volumes."

SSBC is taking specific action that will have measurable positive effects on Thompson River Steelhead populations.

Its up to concerned anglers to lead the way showing that we won't sit idle. With your help we will make this project a success.

If you can't make it out to the Pub night, here is another way you can contribute: http://www.steelheadsociety.org/donate

Thank you
 

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Tickets at the door $20 gets you in and buys a burger and a beer, and memberships will also be available
 

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I cant attend cause im working out of province,but i will donate a 100 bucks again this yr to this very worthy cause. Thank you for giving a shit,and keep up the tremendous work you guys are doing.Much,much appreciated! Anyone on this forum want to match my donation?
 

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Dennis, thank you on all counts

This brings us that much closer to our goal. Bottom line: this habitat restoration project will have a measurable positive impact on Thompson Steelhead.
 

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Okay, done! Followed your link and used my pay pal account. Very easy to do. Okay people,time to buck up!!! Lets help the Thomspon River Steelhead by donating!!! Im sure there is alot of anglers on this forum who have fished for these magnificant creatures,so its time to give back!!!
 

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Location, address and time is on the poster. Tickets at the door

Up date

SSBC put the call out and frankly, we are getting slammed with an overwhelming amount of great donations.


Its really humbling to have this kind of response.




Bonaparte fundraiser list of prizes, auction items and donors so far:


-Meiser Two hander donated by Bob Meiser (info to follow)
-One day two anglers Kamloops Interior Lake fishing with Brian Chan. Donated by Brian Chan
-Spey casting lesson for up to two people. Donated by Tim Arsenault and M+Y Fly Shop
-One day up to four people Saltwater Guided fishing Trip with Jason Tonelli. Donated by Pacific Angler
-One day, two anglers, Columbia River fishing trip. Donated by Bruce Kruk
-One day, two Angler Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing trip with Steeline Guiding. Donated by Jon Benidictson
-One day, two anglers Salmon or Sturgeon fishing trip Silverside Fishing. Donated by Brian McKinlay.
-One day, four angler Fraser River Canyon Sturgeon fishing Trip with Bluewater Guiding. Donated by Chris Ciesla
-Two hours of Tattoo time. Donated by Dave Allen
-G. Loomis NRX 14ft 9/10 Spey Rod. Donated by G.Loomis
-Calcutta 400B Levelwind Reel. Donated by Shimano Canada
-Box of Steelhead Flies. Donated by Riverside Fly and Tackle
-Steelhead River Vest. Donated by Hatch Matchr Fly and Tackle
-Four Hours of Spey Casting Instruction up to four people. Donated by Dana Sturn
- St. Croix Wild River 10’6” Drift Rod. Donated by Rocky Mountain Recreation
-Islander Centerpin Reel. Donated by Islander Reels
-Babcock Custom Drift Rod “Steelhead Society Special”. Donated by Brian Babcock
-Complete Set of Roderick Haig Brown Seasons Books
(Fishermans Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring)
-Custom Steelhead Flies. Donated by Dimitri Roussanidis
-Thompson River “Trio” Photos. Donated by Aaron Goodis
-Adrian O’Brien Photos
-Echo SR81010 Rod. Donated by Rajeff Sports


The list will continue to grow and will be updated as the items roll in. Again, please if anyone wishes to donate please contact: Brian Braidwood at Sea-Run Fly and Tackle 604-931-5044 or [email protected]


Thanks to those who support the work of SSBC
 

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Awesome! Thanks to all of you that have donated! Now lets get some cash donations going. Time to give and put back into the resource. Donate whatever you can fellow anglers. The steelhead need our support now.Thank you
 

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Ok...So Last year a great many of the long standing and newer BCFR members alike joined together to donate funds to the SSBC Spius Creek habitat restoration fundraiser.

We had a couple threads going,

many here were reaching into their pockets and donating to this great cause.

I can't say enough about how great it was to see all of you guys that give a damn leading by example.

If you weren't part of this last year, just want to refresh your memory, or need a few reasons why you should ante up, just take a look at these threads:

http://www.bcfishingreports.com/forums/threads/20512-Thompson-Fundraiser

http://www.bcfishingreports.com/forums/threads/20529-First-Steelhead-of-the-year-amp-on-the-fly-too-!

Here's to you guys...:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


You helped with something that made a difference to a very precious steelhead stock...!
(you know who you are, and we know who you are because your names are all in those threads)

We hope that you will all step up to the plate again this year too. There's a new project fundraiser for the Bonaparte this year. It is one of the major tributaries of the Thompson and integral top it's overall health and productivity.

Whether you donated last year or not, whether you attended the event or not, there are so many reasons to lend your support here this year.

Sure, maybe you can't make it to the event, you have commitments, family, a career, kids etc...that's understandable and don't let anyone ever give you any grief for not making it out, but there is still something you can do...

You can donate a few dollars...it doesn't have to be $50 or $100 or $1000, it can be any amount...not everyone can afford that, and we understand...but it all adds up.

If even just a few of us give 5-10$ it makes a difference.

If even just a few of you buy memberships this year, it helps the SSBC fund projects that help steelhead all over the province, let alone on the Thompson.

If you can afford to go fishing, If you enjoy this site that is provided to you for FREE...then you can donate to this project!!!

Last year was a resounding succcess and it was really, really great to see all of you donate a little time and/or money to the fundraiser for the spius creek project.

This year we are hoping you and hopefully even some more new members also step up and make a donation or buy a membership.

It's time to put your money where your mouth is,

If you enjoy fishing,

if you consider yourself a "fisherman",

if you like fishing for salmon, or trout...(because these habitat projects help the whole river, not just steelhead)

IF YOU LIKE FISHING FOR STEELHEAD,

then there is no excuse not to donate something.

If you fish, or have fished, the Thompson a hundred times, or even just a couple times in your life...

...maybe for chinook in the summer, or those beauty rainbows on the dry,

and yes, maybe even for those famous steelhead...

The Thompson river and the SSBC need your help.

Give a little something back to your fisheries people, this is the time to do it.


:cheers::cheers::cheers:

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This is great guys...looks like Jesse, hue-nut, and even Dennist have bucked up as well, very cool!



To all of you who are members of BCFR,

you don't have to beat the last person's donation,

you don't even have to say how much you donated...

It could be 5$ or it could be $50, the point is to help out with a donation that is comfortable to you, and every bit counts!!!

We all benefit from the work done by the SSBC.

They don't just do habitat work on the Thompson, not in the least, they work hard to protect steelhead all over the province in many, many ways.

These are the people who put in the time and volunteer when the rest of us aren't able to, they are the ones rolling up their sleeves and getting things done on your behalf...

...and that's exactly the kind of organization that deserves your support
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Keep the ball rolling guys...give a little something back to your fisheries.



 

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Thanks to everyone who is donating... VERY cool to see so many people who care!

For those that will be at the SSBC Pub Night - we'll see you there!

Cheers,
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Its really nice to see so many people stepping up with donations ...as the swag mountain continues to grow:

-7136-4 One Spey Rod. Donated by Chris Anderson from Sage Manufacturing
-One year 300x80 banner advertising on BC Fishing Reports, value $600.00. Donated by Rick Baerg
-One year 300x80 banner advertising on flyfishbc.com, Value $600.00. Donated by Rick Baerg & Jason Craig
-One year 250x100 banner advertising space on flytyingbug.com. Value $400.00 Donated by Rick Baerg
-A direct drive silent wind Right handed 3 ¾” hand crafted Farlex fly reel no. 510 valued at $900 Donated by Tim Gelinas of Farlex Reels https://www.facebook.com/FarlexReels?ref=ts&fref=ts
- Grizzly Chronicles. Donated by Chad Mckay
- Kimsquit and Dean River Chronicles. Donated by Chad Mckay
-Custom Cork steelhead Floats. Donated by Ed Stanley

-2 new copies of Van Egan’s “Shadow of a Western Angler.” Donated by Kris Maier
-Custom tied steelhead flies. Donated by Austyn Briggs
-Patagonia Fleece jacket and fly boxes. Donated by Michael and Young Fly Shop
-Spey Casting Lessons for up to two people. Donated by Tim "too far" Arsenault
-Trophy Titan 3113 Centerpin Rod. Donated by Redl sports
-Outcast Streamer XL Pontoon Boat. Donated by Kelly Davison
- Custom SSBC “Coho” Moby Net. Donated by Don Chatwin
-Full day Spey Casting/Fishing class for one with one night accommodations at Sunwolfe. Donated by Brian Niska and Sunwolfe
 
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