Welcome to the MFFA
Welcome to the MFFA's website. Come check out who we are, and what we are about. Any questions, feel free to reach out to us on our Contact Us page, and we will strive to respond as quickly as possible.
Make sure to check out our events calendar for meeting information, outings, and other activities. You can now join the MFFA or renew your membership on-line! Just click here. Otherwise, print off the registration form here.
You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram.
Be sure to join us on March 28 at 7:00 PM at the Riverview Community Centre for our annual swap night. Bring in your old gear, fly tying stuff, and anything else someone might be interested in to swap, sell, or just give away. It may be someone else's treasure! If you have nothing to swap, consider tying up some flies to sell at a discount. We have lots of new members who are looking for flies to get them going.
Turtle Mountain Outing Coming Up!
It's time to start thinking about our first outing of the year in the Turtle Mountains April 28-30. We'll be fishing Bower and William lakes. Bower is known for its big rainbows, and William for its browns. Both are great for float tubes. Gas motors are OK on Bower, just electrics on William. Most of us stay at the Canadian Wilderness Inn in Boissevain but you're responsible for making your own reservations. You can get more information here.
Bugs and Beer
Come join us on Sunday, March 26 for another session of Bugs and Beer at the Trans Canada Brewery from 2-5 PM. This is an unstructured fly tying session so please bring your own gear and tie, or just have a beer and socialize. Beginners, feel free to sit with an experienced tier and learn a new pattern or technique. For any new members this is a chance to socialize and learn from the more seasoned members. We will not have the Club equipment available. Feel free to bring your own tying gear and enjoy a cool one or something to eat (beer & food is not supplied by the MFFA).
If you are planning on attending please email Mike Corrigan so we can book enough space. Consider visiting the Club’s Facebook page and posting a picture of what you are planning on tying.
MFFA Fly Fishing Courses
Our next course will be run on Saturday May 6 2023. If the demand exceeds the course capacity a second course will be run on Sunday May 7 2023. Information emails detailing course administration will go out to all registered individuals in the spring of 2023.
Click here for lots more information regarding our fly fishing courses.
MFFA Conservation Objective: To encourage and support all persons and agencies dedicated to the preservation of clean water and good fishing, and to actively promote sound conservation practices and resource management in Manitoba.
Catch and Release
We support safe fish handling techniques when practicing catch and release angling. Further information can be found here (provided by the Swan Valley Sports Fishing Enhancement group.)
The MFFA received a $9000 grant to develop place educational signage promoting safe fish handling techniques. More information will be coming soon but an excellent resource can be found at KeepFishWet.org.
The MFFA presentation of the new Kingfisher Angler Access Trail signs to Whiteshell Provincial Park Senior Interpreter Adam Collicutt.
New Whiteshell River underwater camera system has been successfully installed.
Here's a sample of the underwater camera in action:
MFFA River Rehabilitation Efforts
Everyone can check out pictures of the Whiteshell River Enhancement Project provided by Bruce Cameron here. And while Covid restrictions certainly limited the MFFAʼs activities, we were still able to participate in a Whiteshell River Conservation outing in Spring 2020. Check out some great shots and information here.
You can check out the Whiteshell River Fish and Habitat Survey from 2008 by clicking here.
More Conservation News
Check out what the Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement group is doing in the Duck Mountain area. It's all in their newsletter here. Or check their Facebook page here.
What's New on the Website
There is now a mayfly emergence chart compiled by Will Milne in the member's Articles tab.
We are pulling together a Wiki page on the water bodies we commonly fish. Members are able to add lake information, photos, fishing reports, etc. for everyone to benefit from. Check out the information on Footprint, Bower, Twin, and a couple others here.
Do you have suggestions to improve the Wellman cabin or updates on the cabin. Members can now submit them here.
Forgotten where you saw that article in the Newsletter. Our MFFA Newsletter now has an index going all the way back to 2016. Find it here.
Thanks to our 2022 corporate sponsors!
MFFA is proud to acknowledge the following corporate sponsors for their support of our annual fundraising banquet and other activities:
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