• 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 [...]

  • Shimano’s Phil Morlock Receives  Sportfishing Industry Award

    Shimano’s Phil Morlock Receives Sportfishing Industry Award

    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 Award at the Toronto Sportsmen's Show Thursday morning. The President's Award is given to an [...]

  • Yvonne Brown | Canada’s Champions of Recreational Fishing

    Yvonne Brown | Canada’s Champions of Recreational Fishing

    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. Over the next few months we will be chatting with Canadian anglers who contribute to [...]

  • 2015 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada

    2015 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada

    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 important to keep in mind that this survey only takes into account fishing licence holders [...]

  • Bob Izumi | Canada’s Champions of Recreational Fishing

    Bob Izumi | Canada’s Champions of Recreational Fishing

    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 name with his television series, Bob Izumi's Real Fishing Show. He built on this success with [...]

Averie Rose Bonin | Champions of Recreational Fishing

March 21st, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

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 | Canada’s Champions of Recreational Fishing

February 14th, 2019|Categories: 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 | Canada’s Champions of Recreational Fishing

January 28th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

Expedia’s Best Places to Fish in Canada

January 7th, 2019|Categories: Fun, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Originally published by Expedia.ca, December 11, 2018 By Carolyn Albee Canada has the most lakes of any country in the world—and don’t even get us started on the coastline. All that water might help explain why [...]

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Ontario Cancels Scheduled 2019 Fishing Licence Fee Increase

December 18th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, Ontario|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Ontario Government announced today that it will be canceling a scheduled fishing licence fee increase, as well as removing the $2 service fee. "Next year, whether renewing a licence or purchasing for the first time, [...]

South Vancouver Island Fishing Bans Proposed for This Summer

December 13th, 2018|Categories: Issues, News, West|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Originally published by CHEK, December 12, 2018 By: Skye Ryan [British Columbia] is now proposing summer fishing bans for most streams and rivers on southern Vancouver Island including the Cowichan, as drought conditions persist. Biologists say that [...]

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B.C. angler ‘overwhelmed’ at winning lake access case against billionaire ranch, Douglas Lake Cattle Company

December 11th, 2018|Categories: Issues, News, West|Tags: , , , , , , |

Originally published by Vancouver Sun, December 8, 2018 By TIFFANY CRAWFORD A B.C. angler who took on an American billionaire ranch owner in a David and Goliath battle for public access to a lake says he’s [...]

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Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management From Anglers’ Perspective

December 4th, 2018|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , |

The Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association strongly supports scientifically based management of our marine and freshwater resources. Anglers (and hunters) fund conservation and lead all other groups in efforts to benefit fish and wildlife, including species [...]

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Newfoundlanders remember former president George H.W. Bush’s fishing trips to Labrador

December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Maritimes, News|Tags: , , , , |

Originally published on Tri-City News From The Canadian Press, December 3, 2018 ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Some prominent Newfoundlanders are reflecting on the late George H.W. Bush and his affection for the fishing trips he made [...]

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