• National Fishing Week 2020

    National Fishing Week 2020

    Fishing: Essential During a Time of Worry The Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation (CNSF) is encouraging Canadians to practice social distancing this summer by going fishing. National Fishing Week is July 4 to July 12, 2020. It is designed to help Canadians experience the thrill of this centuries-old pastime. There are [...]

  • Essential to Canadians’ Well-Being

    Essential to Canadians’ Well-Being

    What's at Stake Anglers have a long history of making sacrifices for the betterment of nature. These accommodations have sometimes included targeted closures where the science has clearly indicated they are essential solutions to protect fish and sensitive habitats.  Over the past several weeks, rather than focusing on the health [...]

  • Fishing During Covid-19: A Code of Conduct for Canadian Anglers

    Fishing During Covid-19: A Code of Conduct for Canadian Anglers

    We realize things are difficult right now due to the health fears related to Covid-19. Canadian anglers are also faced with financial worries, fishing access closures, and recommendations to "stay at home." We are all operating in uncharted waters. Because of this, guidelines and restrictions are changing daily. But what [...]

  • Covid-19 and Fishing as an Essential Service: Letter from CSIA President Kim Rhodes

    Covid-19 and Fishing as an Essential Service: Letter from CSIA President Kim Rhodes

    I hope that you, your loved ones and your colleagues are well. We are living in unprecedented times. As an industry, I believe we need to support the war against COVID-19 and abide by our governments' and health officials' instructions to "Stay Home" in order to flatten the curve. The [...]

  • Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire

    Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire

    In 2017, the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation, the same organization behind Keep Canada Fishing and National Fishing Week, assumed responsibility of administering the Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days program. 2019 Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire fishing events began in late January and concluded in late September. The majority [...]

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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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 [...]

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, [...]

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