• Chinook Salmon Closures: a Harbinger of Closures to Come

    Chinook Salmon Closures: a Harbinger of Closures to Come

    According to the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the drastic 2019 restrictions on Chinook salmon fishing will negatively impact over 9,000 jobs at tackle stores, fishing lodges, marinas and other tourism operations. 26% of these businesses believe they will have to close this year or next. As serious as this [...]

  • National Fishing Week 2019

    National Fishing Week 2019

    Once again the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation (CNSF) is encouraging Canadians to join the tradition that connects us from coast, to coast, to coast, and participate in National Fishing Week. National Fishing Week is June 29th to July 7th, 2019. It is an annual event that helps Canadians experience the [...]

  • Jason Barnucz | Champions of Recreational Fishing

    Jason Barnucz | Champions of Recreational Fishing

    Jason Barnucz is a fisheries biologist, a fishing ambassador, and an avid angler. As part of his job with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, he can spend 100 days or more on the water. Added to the time he gets to spend teaching, volunteering and fishing for fun, Jason spends almost [...]

  • “Big” Jim McLaughlin | Champions of Recreational Fishing

    “Big” Jim McLaughlin | Champions of Recreational Fishing

    Jim McLaughlin has been part of the recreational fishing community for over 30 years. Affectionately known as "Big" Jim, he is a respected veteran of the industry, as well as a much-loved mentor to children and young anglers entering the sport. He is currently a spokesperson for National Fishing Week, [...]

  • Averie Rose Bonin | Champions of Recreational Fishing

    Averie Rose Bonin | Champions of Recreational Fishing

    The DFO released the 2015 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada in February 2019. It revealed some interesting insight into the fishing industry. According to the data, males made up 79% of all resident anglers. As well, the survey revealed that most anglers are over 45. One young angler is hoping to change these stats. Twelve-year-old Averie Rose [...]

A Letter From the Sport Fishing Institute of BC to Minister Wilkinson

July 12th, 2019|Categories: General, Issues, News, West|Tags: , , , , |

July 10, 2019 - A letter to Minister Wilkinson regarding MSF, retaining marked hatchery Chinook and opportunity for the public fishery on the south coast of BC. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, MPMinister of Fisheries and Oceans [...]

Chinook Salmon Closures: a Harbinger of Closures to Come

June 19th, 2019|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , |

According to the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the drastic 2019 restrictions on Chinook salmon fishing will negatively impact over 9,000 jobs at tackle stores, fishing lodges, marinas and other tourism operations. 26% of these [...]

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OFAH Survey on Hunting and Fishing

June 17th, 2019|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, News|Tags: , |

Keep Canada Fishing is pleased to partner with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and other like-minded organizations on this important survey. ABOUT THE OFAH SURVEY: A nationwide effort to evaluate the economic [...]

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National Fishing Week 2019

June 12th, 2019|Categories: KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , |

Once again the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation (CNSF) is encouraging Canadians to join the tradition that connects us from coast, to coast, to coast, and participate in National Fishing Week. National Fishing Week is June [...]

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Jason Barnucz | Champions of Recreational Fishing

May 9th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Recreational Fishing, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , |

Jason Barnucz is a fisheries biologist, a fishing ambassador, and an avid angler. As part of his job with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, he can spend 100 days or more on the water. Added to [...]

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“Big” Jim McLaughlin | Champions of Recreational Fishing

April 11th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Recreational Fishing, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , |

Jim McLaughlin has been part of the recreational fishing community for over 30 years. Affectionately known as "Big" Jim, he is a respected veteran of the industry, as well as a much-loved mentor to children [...]

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Averie Rose Bonin | Champions of Recreational Fishing

March 21st, 2019|Categories: Champions of Recreational Fishing, KCF Exclusive, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The DFO released the 2015 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada in February 2019. It revealed some interesting insight into the fishing industry. According to the data, males made up 79% of all resident anglers. As well, the survey [...]

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Shimano’s Phil Morlock Receives Sportfishing Industry Award

March 14th, 2019|Categories: KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Peterborough, ON - Phil Morlock, Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy for Shimano, was awarded top honours today from the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association (CSIA). President Kim Rhodes presented Morlock with the CSIA President's [...]

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Yvonne Brown | Champions of Recreational Fishing

February 14th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , |

Yvonne Brown is a Canadian angler and the founder of Ontario Women Anglers. In February 2016, Yvonne became the first female to receive the Rick Amsbury Award of Excellence, presented by the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, for her contributions to the sport. She is also an ambassador for National Fishing Week and Keep Canada Fishing.  For these reasons, and many others, she is one of our Champions of Recreactional Fishing. [...]

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2015 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada

February 12th, 2019|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , |

We've been waiting a long time for this. Over two years to be exact. We're happy to report that Fisheries and Oceans Canada has released the 2015 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada. While it's [...]

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Bob Izumi | Champions of Recreational Fishing

January 28th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Recreational Fishing, Fun, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , |

Bob Izumi is a Canadian fishing icon, and a true champion of recreational fishing. His fishing empire has made an indelible mark on the Canadian outdoors industry. In the early 1980s, Izumi became a household [...]

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Recreational Fishing Now Free for Canadian Armed Forces Members

January 9th, 2019|Categories: Issues, News, Ontario|Tags: , , , , |

As of January 1, 2019, all veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members residing in Ontario can enjoy recreational fishing across the province without having to purchase a fishing licence. A news release published earlier [...]

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