Thompson River Steelhead

TRS petition & Letter of 2022 January 24th

Hello KFFA Members . Attached is a letter of 2022 January 24th that was supported by fifteen different groups asking that our Federal Government list IFS as Endangered under the Species At Risk Act (SARA). At this same time we have a petition that I’m asking that you sign at this link

Thompson River Steelhead Action Plan letter

Attached is a copy of the letter that I emailed to the Minister 2020 January 24 iand their response is below. Leonard Piggin


Attached is the signed response to your correspondence addressed to the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.  For your convenience, the response is reproduced in the text below. 


Mr. Leonard P. Piggin


Kamloops Fly Fishers’ Association

Letter to the Prime Minister & Liberal Cabinet

The email below was sent to the Prime Minister and Liberal Cabinet. A copy of the covering email is below. The color unsigned letter is attached but it was signed and emailed on December 12th.

Tight lines. Leonard Piggin Steelhead Committee Member

Good evening The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister and All Liberal Cabinet Ministers (Governor In Council).

Attached is my letter on behalf of the Kamloops Fly Fishers (KFF) Steelhead Committee.

TRS letter regarding DFO proposed 2018 Fisheries Management Measures to support TRS

The information is the email that was sent with our letter and supporting documentation. Leonard Piggin

Hi All,

It’s game seven 3rd period tie game of the Stanley Cup Championship, last rock in the 10th end or game 7 bottom of the 9th inning whichever you prefer. We have very little time left to turn around extirpation of IFRS. Keep reading because each of you has something to do.


Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change;

Letter to Federal Liberal Cabinet Ministers

First of all this letter will not be mailed so please ensure that it gets into your correspondence system.

The attacheded letter and supporting documents were sent to ALL Liberal Cabinet Ministers as they are the ones who make the decistion whether to list or not list TRS as an Endangered Species. This is the email that forwarded the letter.

Hi All Liberal Cabinet Ministers,

I ask that you please take some time to actually read this letter and the documents & pictures attached to it. Please don’t pass on to your Deputies and Assistance.

Auditor General letter 2017 October 26th

I got this idea to send a letter to the Auditor General from an email I received. I reviewed the Grizzly Bear report and found that if reads like a report that should be done for TRS except that I added the Auditor General for Canada as DFO is Federal Government department.

This is the email that i sent.

Good morning All,

Attached is my letter to the Auditor General for B. C and Canada.

Letter of 2017 October 17th - Poachers


The attached letter was emailed (my email message is below) dated 2017 October 17th to Donimic LeBlanc, Doug Donaldson, George Heyman and Catherine McKenna.


Good evening All,

Attached is my letter of 2017 October 17th regarding Poachers on the Thompson River.

We can't keep status quo. We need to ensure that this unique species of Steelhead will recover to historical numbers. To do nothing is like hammering a nail in their coffin.

Tight lines.

Leonard Piggin

President KFF

KFF Steelhead Committee Member 

Letter to Catherine McKenna 2017 September 6th

The signed letter is attached and the supporting documents were the graph prepared by Gord Bacon and our Initiatives for TRS.

We are asking that they shouldn't wait till the fall of 2018 to tender the studies but start immediately.

TRS letter of 2017 August 16th to Minister Doug Donaldson

The attached letter was sent out via email in response to the latest stats regarding TRS. Final count for 2017 was 254 steelhead returning to the Thompson River to spawn. Letters were also sent by the BCWF and the BCFFF.

I would encourage each and every member to write their own letter.

Len Piggin on behalf of TRS Committee Tracy Murdoch & Nash Wiens.