Welcome to the Azilda Community Pickerel Hatchery

The Azilda Community Pickerel Hatchery is a registered non-profit association dedicated to re-stocking the pickerel population in Whitewater Lake and area lakes, as well as promoting the conservation of all fish species. Our program consists of collecting eggs, hatching fry and raising pickerel fingerlings, to ultimately release them into Whitewater Lake. This work is done in co-operation with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the United Walleye Clubs and the Ministry of Natural Resources as part of the CFWIP program.

The Azilda Community Pickerel Hatchery is located on the shores of Whitewater Lake in the Town of Azilda within the Greater City of Sudbury, Ontario. The hatchery is operated and maintained by local volunteers. The association was started in 1990 by a group of local outdoorsman in an attempt to restore the pickerel population in Whitewater Lake.

The Hatchery’s goal is to release approx 15,000-20,000 pickerel fingerlings annually into various parts of Whitewater Lake.

The association has grown to be a respected voice for conservation and preservation of fish and habitat for Whitewater lake, and its neighbouring streams. Our hatchery program helps anglers in having a sustainable sport fishery.

Latest Posts
  • 2017 Summer Pike Derby July 29th

    2017 Summer Pike Derby July 29th

    It’s our 26th Anniversary Summer Pike Derby.  Come out for a fun day on the water and enjoy time with friends and family. Share this post on your favorite social media sites like Facebook by clicking on the Facebook Icon at the bottom of the web page  Read More »
  • Summer Pike Derby July 11 2015

    Summer Pike Derby July 11 2015

    The 24th annual Azilda Whitewater lake pike derby was a great success as usual. The Azilda Community Pickerel Hatchery volunteers welcomed 142 participants on July 11th, 2015. The weather was magnificent and 110 pike were caught, 9 of which were between the size of 70cm and 76cm. We would like …Read More »
  • Renovations to Hatchery

    Renovations to Hatchery

    Details of the renovations coming soon…Read More »
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  • 2017 Spring Pickerel Spawn

    2017 Spring Pickerel Spawn

    The Azilda Community Pickerel Hatchery’s annual Pickerel spawn egg-take on Whitewater Lake, which started in late March, was a huge success. With the assistance of ACPH personnel and many volunteers, the egg collection goals were exceeded. A total of 6 female Pickerel …Read More »
  • Sudbury Business: Down the hatchery in Azilda

    Sudbury Business: Down the hatchery in Azilda

    Denis Lamoureux remembers how difficult it was to locate enough good-sized adult pickerel in Whitewater Lake in the early 1990s to “milk” them for hatchery purposes. “Years ago, we were having trouble getting fish 18-20 inches,” said the president and …Read More »
  • Reeling in funds for pickerel hatchery

    Reeling in funds for pickerel hatchery

    More than 160 lines were cast into Whitewater Lake during the Azilda Community Pickerel Hatchery Pike Derby on Aug. 14. About 115 fish were captured then released, but it was Rob Labrecque who took first prize for reeling in the …Read More »