• 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 [...]

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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Government of Canada announces new sustainable fisheries resource advisory council

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Issues, News|Tags: , , , , |

PROVIDED BY Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada Jul 17, 2018, 17:19 ET In 2015, the Government of Canada made a commitment to be more transparent in decision-making, as well as increasing the role that Canadians play in decisions [...]

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Shimano Live Release Systems

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

A few weeks ago we shared a video about Shimano's Live Release Boats. For more information about the entire Live Release system, this video is a must! For over 20 years five generations of Shimano [...]

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