• 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 [...]

What is an MPA?

November 13th, 2018|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, News|Tags: , , |

With information from the Government of Canada. MPAs (Marine Protected Areas) are protected areas of seas, oceans, estuaries or large lakes that are legally protected and managed to achieve the long-term conservation of nature. MPAs may allow some current and future activities depending [...]

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Ministry fishing muskie with Ontario anglers to learn about its habitat

November 8th, 2018|Categories: Issues, News, Ontario|Tags: , , , |

Originally Published by CBC News, Nov 01, 2018 On a cool, October morning on a lake as clear as glass, volunteers geared up at the Belle River Marina in Lakeshore, Ont. to reel in the big muskie. About [...]

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Pure Fishing to be sold for $1.3 billion

November 7th, 2018|Categories: Issues, News|Tags: , , , |

Earlier today Newell Brands announced its decision to sell leading tackle provider Pure Fishing for $1.3 billion. According to a press release, Newell signed a definitive agreement to sell Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners, a [...]

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The North American Model of Conservation

November 6th, 2018|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

In our first article in our series on Elevating Recreational Fishing in Canada, we revealed that the Canadian government is ignoring decades of sound natural resources management. What should be celebrated as an ongoing accomplishment in [...]

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Funds from U.S. ENGOs Threaten Your Right to Fish

October 30th, 2018|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , |

Money from US environmental organizations is influencing Canadian policy, federal agencies, and government bureaucrats... and it could mean bad news for our access to fishing. The fishing tradition is built into the very fabric of [...]

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Fish and Wildlife Scholarships Announced for 2018-19 Year

October 10th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , |

Peterborough, ON:  Shimano Canada and the all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus of Canada have partnered to fund scholarships for ten dedicated post-secondary students committed to advancing their education in fish and wildlife management/research science. Shimano Canada [...]

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Re: Point Pelee National Park region National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) feasibility study

September 25th, 2018|Categories: Atlantic Canada, General, Issues, KCF Exclusive, Maritimes, News, North, Ontario, Prairies, Quebec, West|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

September 24, 2018 Hon. Catherine McKenna Minister, Environment and Climate Change House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Minister McKenna, Re: Point Pelee National Park region National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) feasibility study The [...]

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Bob Zimmer: Celebrating Canada’s hunting, trapping and fishing heritage

September 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Originally published by Alaska Highway News, September 17, 2018 By Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies In 2013, I was proud to vote for my friend and former colleague MP Rick Norlock’s private member’s [...]

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RCMP Officer To Compete in World Fly Fishing Championships

September 13th, 2018|Categories: Fun, News|Tags: |

Originally published on CKPGToday, September 11, 2018 It's something he's been doing for over 50 years now, long before he joined the RCMP. Claude Cipelletti is a local officer who's been in the force for 16 years, [...]

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First striped bass commercial fishery in 20 years goes ahead on Miramichi

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Atlantic Canada, Issues, Maritimes, News|Tags: , , |

Originally published on CBC.ca, September 3, 2018 By Hadeel Ibrahim Eel Ground First Nation has struck the first striped bass commercial fishery deal in the Miramichi River since 1996. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans put [...]

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Fraser River sockeye finally catch a break with cooling water temperatures

September 4th, 2018|Categories: General, Issues, North, West|Tags: , , , , , , |

Originally published by the Prince George Citizen, August 29, 2018 By Randy Shore / Vancouver Sun Sockeye salmon entering the Fraser River this week will be aided by cooling water temperatures, which should decrease mortality [...]

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Why Disappearing Ciscoes Could Mean Big Trouble for Walleye Populations

August 29th, 2018|Categories: Issues, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally published by Outdoor Canada, August 29, 2018 By Gord Pyzer “You are what you eat,” which explains why many—heck most—of the very best walleye fisheries in North America have silvery, soft-rayed ciscoes as the principle [...]

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