REMINDER – Delayed Opening for the 2013 Angling Season at Rackham’s Pond Conservation Area

POND OPENS – May Long Weekend 2013 – The Wheatley River Improvement Group welcomes anglers to the historic Rackham’s Mill Pond and Wildlife Conservation Area for the 2013 season where WRIG provides daily public access to the pond, the rudimentary trails and picnic area from the May long weekend until the close of the angling season.

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A paved lane, parking lot and path provides safe access to a wheelchair fishing platform and canoe launch.

The Pond basin was leased to WRIG in 2009 from 5 local landowners for the purposes of the pond restoration project undertaken by the group with the generous support of; The Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, The Department of Fisheries and Oceans, The Cymbria Lions Club, The PEI Salmon Federation, Ducks Unlimited, The Wildlife Conservation Fund and the watershed community.  Rackham’s Pond opened to the public and was stocked with 1000 brook trout in May 2010.

For More information on Rackham’s Pond or the Restoration Project, please visit  www.wheatleyriver.ca

RACKHAM’S POND CONSERVATION AREA ANGLING  –  ADDITIONAL FISHING RESTRICTIONS

– Pond delayed opening for angling until Family Fishing weekend in May
– Hours – One hour pre dawn to one hour after sunset
– Fires Strictly prohibited
– Barbless Hooks only
– Gas powered motors and trailers prohibited
– Reduced (possession) catch limit of 5 trout