Atikokan Conservation Club Fish Hatchery Tour

Atikokan Fish Hatchery Tour & Education Centre


Run by volunteer members of the Atikokan Sportsmen’s Conservation Club, the Fish Hatchery program works to educate, inform and replenish stocks of walleye fry in Atikokan and the surrounding area.

Working in conjunction with a license from the MNR, the members set out box nets in the spring to catch walleye, then milk the females for the eggs to fertilize them from the males. They bring the eggs back to the hatchery and nurture them through the hatching process over the next several weeks.

The Hatchery handles between 8-10 million fry annually, which are disbursed into different area lakes that require replenishing as per MNR recommendations.