• Swift Action by Tournament Anglers Results in Conviction

    Swift Action by Tournament Anglers Results in Conviction

    By Phil Morlock, Director of Government Affairs, CSIA/CNSF Ontario MNRF recently issued a press release to announce the November 10, 2020 conviction of a professional fishing tournament organizer for not following licence conditions. The finding resulted in a $9,000 fine and suspension of the organizer’s Ontario fishing licence for five [...]

  • New Manitoba Lake Information for Anglers Site

    New Manitoba Lake Information for Anglers Site

    The Manitoba Fish and Wildlife department has recently launched their new Lake Information for Anglers site. The interactive site provides a wealth of information for anglers looking to explore the province. Fish stock information and boat launch photos are available, including easy-access to regional fishing regulations. As well, anglers are [...]

  • “World’s Largest Lure” Now Guinness World Record Certified

    “World’s Largest Lure” Now Guinness World Record Certified

    Len Thompson Lures announced that their larger-than-life fishing lure has been Guinness World Record certified. The former Guinness World Record holder for Largest Fishing Lure is located in West, Texas, USA with a length of 15' 6.72". Len Thompson's lure measures in at 40'5.25". That's nearly 25 feet longer than the previous record! [...]

  • PHIL MORLOCK APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF  CSIA/CNSF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

    PHIL MORLOCK APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF CSIA/CNSF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

    For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 13, 2020 Peterborough, ON:  Directors of the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association and the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation are pleased to announce that Phil Morlock has been appointed Director of Government Affairs for both organizations, effective September 1st, 2020. Phil Morlock recently retired from Shimano after an outstanding [...]

  • 5 Ways to Practice Safe Fishing During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    5 Ways to Practice Safe Fishing During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    It's important to keep yourself and other anglers safe. Most importantly, clean up after yourself, practice physical distancing with those who are not in your bubble, and wear a mask when physical distancing isn't possible or when directed to by local establishments. Bring all your supplies from home, including lifejackets [...]

Fast Facts About the Chinook Salmon Crisis in B.C.

August 19th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, Uncategorized, West|Tags: , , , |

Don't hook a Chinook? It seems that the Suzuki Foundation is saying "do what I say, not what I do." Dave Brown recently spoke with Jill Bennett about his concerns. He believes that politics has [...]

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6 Questions for Minister Wilkinson About Salmon Closures in British Columbia

August 15th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, West|Tags: , , , |

The most restrictive fishing closures in 23 years were issued in May 2019 by Minister Wilkinson. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson is the current Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard. In early July, [...]

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3 Things You Shouldn’t Believe About Recreational Fishing

August 12th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, West|Tags: , , |

1. Anglers aren’t conservationists Anglers were some of the first conservationists. They recognize the importance of a healthy environment and the survival of all aquatic life, including Southern Resident Killer Whales. Anglers organize and run [...]

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Killer Whales: Anglers are Not the Enemy

August 8th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, West|Tags: , , , |

Many Canadians are concerned about the survival of killer whales. While reports seem to suggest the situation is dire, the research paints a much more complex picture. Data on Southern Resident Killer Whales, beginning in [...]

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These B.C. Residents are Trying to Save Chinook Salmon

August 6th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, Uncategorized, West|Tags: , , , , |

Anglers want to save Chinook salmon. Here is how they believe it should be done. Upper Fraser Chinook salmon are at risk. There are many causes, including increased seal populations, climate change, pollution and the warm water blob. [...]

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

July 12th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, 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 [...]

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Chinook Salmon Closures: a Harbinger of Closures to Come

June 19th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, 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: 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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