Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hey Mister! Lemme fish.

Photo by George Kral
Dave Harem and other club volunteers demonstrated casting techniques Wednesday, April 25, at the Lagoon near Chilson Center.  Honest, Dave reportedly did give the kid his pole back...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Reporter-Herald describes club role in new Flatiron access

FLATIRON RESERVOIR -- Loveland Fishing Club member Bob Scott gestured toward five brand new sets of stairs from the day use area to the shores of Flatiron Reservoir.
"People don't have to slide down the dirt anymore," said Scott, whose club worked for three years to secure a grant to improve access to the fishing spot west of Loveland. "You'd be surprised, this summer, how many people are going to get down there."
During the past week, the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources and the Loveland Fishing Club, with the help of people sentenced to community service, installed the stairs and a new compacted trail in the day use area of the reservoir.  For the complete article and video, click here.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Warm water fly fishing seminar at the Ranch May 2


Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting a seminar on warm water fly fishing opportunities near Ft. Collins.

WHO: Everyone

WHEN: Wednesday May 2, 2012 from 6:00-7:00 PM

WHERE: Larimer county Events Complex-The Ranch. 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO 80536, Thomas M McKee 4-H, youth & Community Building Meeting Room.

DIRECTIONS: The Ranch is located directly adjacent to I-25, just north of Highway 34, in Loveland, Colorado. To reach The Ranch, exit I-25 at Crossroads Blvd., exit 259. Travel east 1 mile to Fairgrounds Avenue (County Road 5) and go north to the entrance.

COST: No cost

SIGN UP: To register for the event, please e-mail or call (303) 291-7804 and leave a message with names, address and phone number. Space is limited to 30 people.

Open house planned for HP/Agilent Open Space April 26

The public is invited to an open house for the design of HP/Agilent Open Space. The April 26 open house will offer an overview and details of the Preferred Master Plan for HP/Agilent Open Space.
The open house is informal and citizens can drop in any time 4- 6p.m. at the Maple/Spruce Multi-purpose Room of the Chilson Recreation/Senior Center, 700 E. 4th Street.

Citizens can view the Preferred Master Plan prepared by AECOM consulting firm, ask questions, and speak one-on-one with staff from the City and AECOM. The meeting is informal with no presentation or group discussions. Citizens will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed plan and possible recreational uses for the site. Suggestions for a new name for the open space will also be solicited at the open house. 

For additional information regarding the project progress, schedule and updates, please visit

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

First steps laid in Flatiron access project

Work began Wednesday, April 11, on the first of five sets of sandstone steps that will provide easier access to Flatiron Reservoir, aided by 18 members of the Loveland Fishing Club.

Tom Miller, who helped Larimer County Parks and Open Space obtain a federal Fishing is Fun grant for the project, says five to eight club members will be needed for future work days, which will begin at 10 a.m. and end about 2 p.m.  See Tom to sign up.  Available dates (until completion) are:
Thursday, April 12, Sunday, April 15, Monday, April 16, Tuesday, April 17, Thursday April 19, Tuesday, April 24, Wednesday, May 2 and Sunday, May 6.  

Club members after the first day of work at Flatiron.
In addition to stone steps down the step banks of the reservoir, the grant will provide for a short paved trail and railings for the steps.  To see more photos of the work in progress, click here.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Volunteers needed for Flatiron handicap project

Work begins Wednesday at Flatiron Reservoir on improved handicapped access to Flatiron Reservoir, home of the club's annual derby.

The work is financed through a $20,250 federal Fishing Is Fun grant to Larimer County Parks and Open Space, secured with the help of a $2,000 matching grant from the Loveland Fishing Club.

Tom Miller, organizer of the club's role in the project, is lining up volunteers to help with some of the initial groundwork.

Grab your shovel and gloves and meet at the lake at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1l. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bait shop opens in north Loveland

Doc's Bait & Patio furniture, selling minnows and other live bait, has opened at 3507 North Garfield (highway 287), in the rear of the building.

The shop also offers Iuminet fishing nets and TrolControl tiller extensions for electric and gas motors built in Loveland by club member Jerry Paller, who'll also be using the shop for rod repair and sale of custom-made rods.

Doc's phone number is 970-619-8750; e-mail  More information on Jerry's tiller extensions and nets can by found at