Join the Tradition – National Fishing Week June 30 to July 8, 2018

Peterborough, ON: This summer, join a tradition that connects Canadians across the country: fishing. From June 30 to July 8th, 2018, people from coast, to coast, to coast will cast their lines in hopes of catching the big one. National Fishing Week is a celebration of tradition -- a time to pass down the  thrill of this centuries-old pastime and build memories with friends and loved ones. From the first fish you reel in, to your latest story of the one that got away, fishing fosters a passion for the outdoors and our heritage as Canadians. So, get outside this summer! Visit the hidden wonders this country offers. Enjoy the sport that is both exciting and serene, relaxing and a form of exercise. Regardless of your motivations, the result is always fun. About National Fishing Week: National Fishing Week is supported by Catch Fishing, a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians to get outdoors and enjoy our angling heritage throughout the year. It is supported by federal, provincial and territorial governments, as well as hundreds of organizations and businesses that work hard to ensure sustainable fishing opportunities while safeguarding fish populations everywhere. To find out more about National Fishing Week, visit www.catchfishing.com. FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES OR TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW WITH A NATIONAL FISHING WEEK SPOKESPERSON CONTACT JESSICA MELNIK AT JESS@IMPACTCOM.CA OR 888-296-8978.

June 19th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Join the Tradition – National Fishing Week June 30 to July 8, 2018

The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Live Release Boats

This week in the Shimano Fish Conservation Files series we look at Shimano's influence on live release tournament fishing and the boats they pioneered. Keep Canada Fishing is the national voice of Canada’s anglers, and we lead the effort to preserve your right to sustainably fish on our lakes, oceans, rivers and streams. By informing anglers of current and potential issues and threats affecting recreational fishing and access to public waters, our goal is to motivate anglers to take action on matters of importance to the future of fishing and conservation. We’re also your voice on Parliament Hill. If you would like to contribute to our efforts to “Keep Canada Fishing,” you can donate now via PayPal.

May 28th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Live Release Boats

The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Live Release Fishing

This week in the Shimano Fish Conservation Files series we look at the benefits of live release fishing. Keep Canada Fishing is the national voice of Canada’s anglers, and we lead the effort to preserve your right to sustainably fish on our lakes, oceans, rivers and streams. By informing anglers of current and potential issues and threats affecting recreational fishing and access to public waters, our goal is to motivate anglers to take action on matters of importance to the future of fishing and conservation. We’re also your voice on Parliament Hill. If you would like to contribute to our efforts to “Keep Canada Fishing,” you can donate now via PayPal.

May 16th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Live Release Fishing

The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Protecting Canada’s Fishing Heritage

This week in the Shimano Fish Conservation Files series we look at the need to protect Canada's fishing heritage. Keep Canada Fishing is the national voice of Canada’s anglers, and we lead the effort to preserve your right to sustainably fish on our lakes, oceans, rivers and streams. By informing anglers of current and potential issues and threats affecting recreational fishing and access to public waters, our goal is to motivate anglers to take action on matters of importance to the future of fishing and conservation. We’re also your voice on Parliament Hill. If you would like to contribute to our efforts to “Keep Canada Fishing,” you can donate now via PayPal.

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Protecting Canada’s Fishing Heritage

M.P. Bob Zimmer and Walter Oster Receive Sportfishing Industry President’s Award

CSIA President Kim Rhodes recently presented the association's highest honor to M.P. Bob Zimmer (Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies) and Walter Oster, in recognition of their advocacy and leadership in support of recreational fishing and conservation in Canada. Mr. Zimmer is Co-Chair of the all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus and Mr. Oster has recently retired as Chair, Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows (CNSS). “Bob and Walter are both excellent ambassadors for our outdoor heritage sports and we appreciate all that each man has done, and continues to do on behalf of recreational fishing”, said Kim Rhodes. The all party Outdoor Caucus includes M.P.’s and Senators from all political parties who work together on legislation and policy which is important to fishing, hunting, trapping and target shooting. Eight million Canadians enjoy fishing and they live in every electoral riding in the country. CNSS is a not-for-profit Corporation and the largest producer of boat, fishing, ski and outdoor shows in Canada. In addition to the Great Ontario Salmon Derby, CNSS operates fishing and hunting consumer shows in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal. “Whenever there is a program to encourage young people to enjoy fishing, Walter Oster and CNSS have been there to support it”, said Rhodes. He added, “When some M.P.s and others work against the best interests of anglers and our industry, Bob Zimmer and his Outdoor Caucus colleagues have our backs in Ottawa”. Keep Canada Fishing is the national voice of Canada’s anglers, and we lead the effort to preserve your right to sustainably fish on our lakes, oceans, rivers and streams. By informing anglers of current and potential issues and threats affecting recreational fishing and access to public waters, our goal is to motivate anglers [...]

March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, Ontario, West|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on M.P. Bob Zimmer and Walter Oster Receive Sportfishing Industry President’s Award

The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Do Fish Feel Pain?

We mark the beginning of our Shimano Fish Conservation Files series with the question, "do fish feel pain?" The answer may not be what you think. This informative video, produced by Shimano Canada, sheds some light on this often controversial topic. Keep Canada Fishing is the national voice of Canada’s anglers, and we lead the effort to preserve your right to sustainably fish on our lakes, oceans, rivers and streams. By informing anglers of current and potential issues and threats affecting recreational fishing and access to public waters, our goal is to motivate anglers to take action on matters of importance to the future of fishing and conservation. We’re also your voice on Parliament Hill. If you would like to contribute to our efforts to “Keep Canada Fishing,” you can donate now via PayPal.

March 13th, 2018|Categories: KCF Exclusive, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Do Fish Feel Pain?

Toronto Sportsmen’s Show, March 14 – 18, 2018

We'll be at the Toronto Sportsmen's Show this week, Wednesday to Sunday! Keep an eye out for Rachel or Mike who will have bumper stickers and Keep Canada Fishing bags available for a small donation! If you still need tickets to the TSS, click here! See you there!

March 12th, 2018|Categories: Fun, General, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, Ontario|Tags: , |Comments Off on Toronto Sportsmen’s Show, March 14 – 18, 2018

Chris Johnston Wins the FLW Tour

Two Canadians cleaned up this weekend at the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes, presented by Lowrance. Our friend Chris Johnston came in 1st, taking home a cheque for $125,000. 2nd place went to Jeff Gustafson from Keewatin, Ontario. What Chris Johnston had to say: “You couldn’t ask for anything better – two Canadians up here (on the weigh-in stage),” said Johnston. “We’re buddies. We’re going to go home happy and back to some snow and ice. It’s a vacation down here, coming to Florida, and for us to finish one and two, what more could you ask for?” Chris may be an elite angler now, but he still knows how to get new and novice anglers hooked on the sport, as you can see in this video from 2014 where he explains how easy it is to cast a line. Thanks for being an inspiration, Chris! We can't wait to see where your career takes you next! About FLW: FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2018 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct 286 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat. Would you like your fishing-related news featured on keepcanadafishing.com? Email us at info@catchfishing.com. Keep Canada Fishing is the national voice of Canada’s anglers, and we lead [...]

February 26th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Chris Johnston Wins the FLW Tour

Licence-Free Fishing!

A number of provinces are hosting "Family Fishing" events this weekend, allowing residents and Canadian visitors to fish without a licence. Regulations still apply -- and vary by province -- so be sure to double check before you head out on the ice and/or water! For a complete list of licence-free fishing events this year, visit catchfishing.com. Alberta's Family Fishing Days February 17, 18 and 19, 2018 403-297-6423 website Manitoba's Family Fishing Days February 17-19, 2018 204-945-6640 / 204 945 7795 website Nova Scotia's Family Fishing Weekend February 17-19, 2018 902-485-5056 website Ontario's Family Fishing Week & Weekend February 17-19, 2018 800-667-1940 website Saskatchewan's Free Fishing Weekends February 17-19, 2018 800-567-4224 website License-free weekends are organized by provincial governments. For questions pertaining directly to fishing policies in your province, please contact your local office. Would you like your fishing-related news featured on keepcanadafishing.com? Email us at info@catchfishing.com. Keep Canada Fishing is the national voice of Canada’s anglers, and we lead the effort to preserve your right to sustainably fish on our lakes, oceans, rivers and streams. By informing anglers of current and potential issues and threats affecting recreational fishing and access to public waters, our goal is to motivate anglers to take action on matters of importance to the future of fishing and conservation. We’re also your voice on Parliament Hill. If you would like to contribute to our efforts to “Keep Canada Fishing,” you can donate now via PayPal.

February 15th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Licence-Free Fishing!

Dr. Larry McKinney Testifies Before the Standing Committee on The Oceans Act

If you missed Dr. Larry McKinney's important testimony on January 30th to the House of Commons Standing Committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas, we encourage you to take a few minutes to listen to it below. Dr. McKinney is the Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies following 23 years with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department where he served as director of Coastal Fisheries and senior director of Aquatic Resources. He is well respected as a marine scientist, fishery manager and conservationist in North America and beyond. Here his thoughts on the Oceans Act. Special thanks to the CSIA Government Affairs Chair, Phil Morlock, and Shimano for facilitating Dr. McKinney's appearance before the Standing Committee.