• 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 [...]

  • 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 | Champions of Recreational Fishing

    Yvonne Brown | 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 [...]

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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‘If I died tomorrow, I’ve lived’: wheelchair-dependent seniors go fishing

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally Published By: Global News  July 12th, 2018. Residents of a Burnaby senior care facility who dreamed of one day going fishing again are living out a dream they thought they would never get to fulfill. [...]

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Recreational chinook salmon fishing restricted on most Yukon rivers

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Issues, News, North|Tags: , , , |

Originally published by CBC, July 26, 2018 There will not be a public chinook salmon fishery in the Yukon River watershed this year for almost the tenth year in a row. Harvey Jessup, the chair of the [...]

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The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – The Thrill of Your First Fish

July 31st, 2018|Categories: KCF Exclusive, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

National Fishing Week may be over, but there are still plenty of opportunities to introduce the excitement of fishing to youngsters. This week's episode of the Shimano Conservation Files shows you how you can recapture [...]

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Caring For Your Catch

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , |

Eating fresh fish is healthy and delicious. Here are a few tips for caring for your catch in this week's episode of the Shimano Conservation Files. Keep Canada Fishing is the national voice of Canada’s [...]

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