Funds & Benefactors


Our club cheerfully receives financial and/or equipment/material donations. Financial donations are placed into one of the funds below (or as directed by donor). Equipment/.material donations are either kept for Community Projects and Activities, or sold off at our Weekly Meetings and proceeds are placed into on of the funds below (or as directed by donor).

Legacy Fund

Supports Community Activities and Environmental Projects and helps ensure that the club will continue to prosper and grow. Two examples:

  1. 2019-06: $100×3 donated to three Camosun College Environmental Technology students for their mapping of the riparian zone vegetation below the heavily contaminated pond work on the Reay Creek Project.
  2. 2019-05: $2000 donated to World Fisheries for Pacific Herring study.
  3. 2019-04: $500 donated to BCWF Regional Kids Camp on Comox Lake.
  4. 2018-03: $1000 donated towards the Peninsula Streams Society led Millstream Fishway Project to adopt 100 metres of habitat in memory of the environmental conservation work of deceased Victoria Golden Rods and Reels Fishing and Social Club members with special recognition of the recent contributions of the late Bill Carnes and the late Clive Lane.
  5. The restoration of Elk Lake as a key urban fishing lake is one of the main focuses of the Conservation aspect funded by the Legacy Fund.

Elk Lake Fund

Supports Activities and Environmental Projects associated with Elk-Beaver Lake.


Bill Gibson

2019-04: Donation of fly tying equipment and materials.

Frank Szarkowicz

2018-10: Second financial contribution by members of Frank’s family (Frank holding cake knife).

Ryan Arsenych

2017-10-24: Saltwater fishing flashers by GRR Member Ryan Arsenych.

Peter Dawson

2017-09: Fishing equipment was generously donated in memory of Peter Dawson.

Gord Riddell

2017-09: Fishing equipment was generously donated by long time GRR Member Gord Riddell.

Bill Carnes

2017-01: A significant financial contribution was made by the Carnes brothers in honour of their father, Bill Carnes who was a long term GRR Member until passing in 2016.

Bill Truax

2014-10: The Legacy Fund was started with a bequest of flies and fly tying materials from Bill Truax’s widow. Bill was a long term member in 1990’s. Over 4000 flies were donated. This material has been steadily sold off raising money for the fund.