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Welcome to the home of the Wheatley River Improvement Group – a non-government, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and management of the Wheatley River, Cymbria, Chapel Creek, Oyster Bed Bridge, Hornes Creek and Luke’s Creek Watersheds.

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8 hours ago

The Wheatley River Improvement Group

Friday Fieldwork Finds
🐸🥚 Wood Frog egg masses
🇨🇦🦆 A breeding pair of Canadian Geese
🌳🦫 Evidence of past beaver activity
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Friday Fieldwork Finds
🐸🥚 Wood Frog egg masses
🇨🇦🦆 A breeding pair of Canadian Geese
🌳🦫 Evidence of past beaver activity

18 hours ago

The Wheatley River Improvement Group

Yesterday's instagram post:
Happy Opening Day 🎣😁
Lots of excited faces were spotted in Wheatley River today, now that the 2021 Angling Season is officially open! If you’re 16+ and haven’t gotten your angling license yet, they can be purchased nearby at Gallant’s Clover Farm and the Oyster Bed Esso. Just a reminder that the daily catch limit is eight Brook and eight Rainbow trout, with only one of each over 40cm. Wheatley River Trout are infamously hard to catch though, so we don’t think that will be a problem 😁

Please fish respectfully: take only what you need, ask permission before accessing private property, stick to trails and designated access points, and clean up after yourself. We find a disappointing amount of litter in the stream and around the Rackham’s Pond fishing area.

Some important notes from the 2021 Angling Summary:
When keeping fish, kill them immediately, quickly, and humanely. When releasing fish, take the following steps to reduce stress and increase survival:
🪝 barbless or pinched hooks are easier to remove
🪱 artificial lures (not bait) reduce the chances of deep hooking
💧minimize handling and keep the fish in the water
🦟 use only a knotless mesh net
✂️ remove the hook carefully and cut the leader if necessary
🐟 hold the fish gently in a natural swimming position, facing upstream, until it revives

We hope everyone has a great angling season! Tag @wheatleyriverimprovementgroup or #wheatleyriverimprovementgroup in your Wheatley River fishing photos for a chance to be featured 📸
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Yesterdays instagram post:
Happy Opening Day 🎣😁
Lots of excited faces were spotted in Wheatley River today, now that the 2021 Angling Season is officially open! If you’re 16+ and haven’t gotten your angling license yet, they can be purchased nearby at Gallant’s Clover Farm and the Oyster Bed Esso. Just a reminder that the daily catch limit is eight Brook and eight Rainbow trout, with only one of each over 40cm. Wheatley River Trout are infamously hard to catch though, so we don’t think that will be a problem 😁

Please fish respectfully: take only what you need, ask permission before accessing private property, stick to trails and designated access points, and clean up after yourself. We find a disappointing amount of litter in the stream and around the Rackham’s Pond fishing area. 

Some important notes from the 2021 Angling Summary:
When keeping fish, kill them immediately, quickly, and humanely. When releasing fish, take the following steps to reduce stress and increase survival:
🪝 barbless or pinched hooks are easier to remove
🪱 artificial lures (not bait) reduce the chances of deep hooking
💧minimize handling and keep the fish in the water
🦟 use only a knotless mesh net
✂️ remove the hook carefully and cut the leader if necessary 
🐟 hold the fish gently in a natural swimming position, facing upstream, until it revives

We hope everyone has a great angling season! Tag @wheatleyriverimprovementgroup or #wheatleyriverimprovementgroup in your Wheatley River fishing photos for a chance to be featured 📸

Our Annual General Meeting is coming up soon!
If you'd like to get involved with WRIG's work, have input on our upcoming season's plans, or just want to hear a bit more about what we do, please come out to this meeting. It's also a great time to renew your WRIG membership for 2021-22.
Please register your spot for the meeting in advance by emailing: manager@wheatleyriver.ca

We hope to see you there!
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Our Annual General Meeting is coming up soon!
If youd like to get involved with WRIGs work, have input on our upcoming seasons plans, or just want to hear a bit more about what we do, please come out to this meeting. Its also a great time to renew your WRIG membership for 2021-22. 
Please register your spot for the meeting in advance by emailing: manager@wheatleyriver.ca

We hope to see you there!

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3 months ago

The Wheatley River Improvement Group

Announcing the winners of our 2020 Photography Contest! Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and to PEI professional photographer @johnsylvesterphotography for judging the entries. @njmurtagh ’s pine warbler won the wildlife category and Paula Gallant won the landscape category with a snowy photo of the Wheatley River. #wheatleyriverimprovementgroup ... See MoreSee Less

Announcing the winners of our 2020 Photography Contest! Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and to PEI professional photographer @johnsylvesterphotography for judging the entries. @njmurtagh ’s pine warbler won the wildlife category and Paula Gallant won the landscape category with a snowy photo of the Wheatley River. #wheatleyriverimprovementgroup

We hope you can join us (and fingers crossed the weather cooperates!) ... See MoreSee Less

We hope you can join us (and fingers crossed the weather cooperates!)

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Very interesting!

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