The predicted storms for Monday did not happen here. Lots of reports of bad weather to the south. It barely rained, and certainly no big downpours or thunderstorms. Tuesday is starting out with lots of sunshine and a brisk north wind. A totally different feel than 24 hours ago. The coming week looks to be fairly nice too. Lots of sunshine, a less than 50% chance of rain on any given day, and no extreme hot or cold spells. There is some rain in the forecast for the weekend, but not a washout. Looks like a good couple of days for the opening of bass season.
The OPP spent quite a bit of time on the lake Sunday. During an ice cream break in the store they said that non-working flashlights and not carrying your PWOC were the 2 biggest infractions of the day. At the time I chatted with them everyone had had their PFDs in the boat. That is the "big one" that no one should disobey.
The Limerick chain of lakes is in fisheries zone 15. Bass season starts this coming Saturday the 23rd.
There is still 1 lodge room with twin beds, and one cabin with full bath and double beds available for this coming weekend. (bass opening) There is scattered cabin availability through July and August. Give us a call (613-474-2144) to see if we can accommodate your travel/fishing plans.
A fairly routine Council meeting today. The tent and trailer by-law was reviewed again. Proposed fees and fines were discussed. The whole thing now has to go to the province to be approved since it will involve "POA" procedures. That will take up to a year. A number of shoreline road allowances were approved. They are getting to be pretty routine. The operating budget looks good with the small exception of a new transmission in the grader which put a dent in the roads budget. I think we can all identify with unexpected automotive repair costs. This council is going to pack in a few extra meetings to get several projects completed before the end of their term. They really have worked hard for us.
Just a quick reminder that starting Friday, June 22 there will be no trailer parking in the main lot on weekends (Fri-Sat-Sun) through the rest of the summer season. If you bring a utility trailer, or launch a boat, please leave the trailer in the trailer parking field. 5 acres of nicely mowed grass there. Plenty of room to leave your trailer and not take up extra parking spaces.
We still have a few of the coloring books that feature 3 pages generated from paintings done here on Limerick Lake by artist Ketha Newman from the Maynooth area. They are available in the marina store.
Next event is not for Limerick in particular, but to support the sport fishing population in the entire area. The North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery annual fund raising auction and dinner is Saturday night, July 14th at the Bancroft Curling Club. Posters with more details are up around the marina. This fish hatchery harvests eggs, grows the fish, and places them back into the same lake to keep the genetic strain accurate.
Starting to work on the details for ATV World magazine to visit here the week of July 8. They will staying here and riding in the area for several days producing a 6 page feature article for the magazine. They are also bringing a video production crew from LA to film a TV segment too.
The LWRA will be doing the lunch time format (similar to 2017) BBQ on Saturday of the August holiday. More details to follow.
They are also doing a repeat of the pancake breakfast combined with the organizations AGM at the lodge on Saturday morning July 7th.
Saturday evening, August 11th there will be a licensed event here at the lodge. The primary sponsor so far is Muskoka Brewing. I am working with Bancroft Brewing to see if they are interested in being co-sponsors. There will be live music. The event may be as a craft brew tasting, or perhaps just enjoy a locally brewed beer. Check back for more details as we get them worked out.
Things on the real estate front are a little more active these days. #310, water access in Greens Bay is still listed. #316 Greens Bay was re-listed with Re/Max for somewhere in the $290 range. It is getting a lot of showings. A very tiny cottage (more like a storage shed) on what should be a buildable lot has gone on the market for $109. Contact Tim Fulford in Bancroft for details. Also, got word that one of the older cottages toward the north end of the lake may come on the market later this season. The island at the end of Mephisto Lake has sold.