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 Bonin is an avid angler and fledgling YouTube star. Averie Rose uses her YouTube channel to promote the fun of fishing. She hopes that her work will encourage other kids to get hooked on the sport. For these reasons, and many more, Averie Rose is one of our Champions of Recreational Fishing! Who introduced you to fishing? My dad is the person who first introduced me to fishing. He always tells the story of how he put me in my stroller and took me to Humber Bay Park in Mississauga when I was just seven days old. It was spending time with my dad that really sparked my love of fishing. How old are you and how long have you been fishing? I’m twelve years old and fishing has been part of my life since the start.  I have been going on fishing trips with my family since I was only a week old and have been fishing myself since I was able to hold a rod. My very first rod was a pink ice fishing rod that I used for everything. I was very small so instead of a big six-foot fishing rod my dad gave me the ice rod because it was a better fit. Why did you decide to start making YouTube videos? In March of 2018 I had the opportunity to go to the Bassmaster Classic.  It was such an amazing trip, and thanks to our family friend Dave Mercer, I was able to [...]

March 21st, 2019|Categories: Champions of Recreational Fishing, KCF Exclusive, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Averie Rose Bonin | Champions of Recreational Fishing

Bob Zimmer: Celebrating Canada’s hunting, trapping and fishing heritage

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 bill that established a National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day to be celebrated annually on the third Saturday of September. As Canadians, we understand the importance of conservation, and those who hunt and fish for recreation or for food understand the need to manage this activity properly so it will be something that can be enjoyed for generations to come. To view the rest of this article about National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day, please visit alaskahighwaynews.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.

September 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Bob Zimmer: Celebrating Canada’s hunting, trapping and fishing heritage

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

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. “Today is a living day, everyone is out together happy… what more do you want out of life,” Cecilia Wkjord, 99, said. “If I died tomorrow, I’ve lived.” Recreation manager at Dania Home, Leslie Torresan, said the experience came about because one of the residents, Bob Clough, 87, is always sharing fishing stories. Residents of a Burnaby long-term care facility fishing in Coquitlam. “His eyes would well with tears just to tell about the 81-pounder that he caught,” Torresan said. “It fills my heart, oh my goodness, when we got the fishing lines last night I phoned Bob and the nurses got him on the phone, I said, ‘Okay Bob we are ready to go,’ and he was just so happy. So for me this is just a thrill to have them out here,” she added.......... TO VIEW THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW THESE SENIORS GO FISHING, VISIT Global News 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 [...]

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘If I died tomorrow, I’ve lived’: wheelchair-dependent seniors go fishing

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

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 the thrill of your first catch by taking a kid 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.

July 31st, 2018|Categories: KCF Exclusive, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – The Thrill of Your First Fish

The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Nutritional Benefits of Eating Fish

The second installation of our Shimano Fish Conservation Files series examines the nutritional benefits of consuming fish. Eating fish is a great way to stay healthy... and it's delicious! 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 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Nutritional Benefits of Eating Fish

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?

Blue Fish Radio: Tom Brooke Reflects on Past and Future Challenges to Recreational Fishing

Our friend Tom Brooke, of Shimano Canada, recently spoke with  Lawrence Gunther on his Blue Fish Radio podcast to discuss angler access and newly proposed Marine Protection Areas. Lawrence is a visually impaired professional angler, columnist, radio and TV host, and motivational speaker. He is also the president of Blue Fish Canada, a charity focused on conservation, research, policy, and education as they relate to fishing and the health of Canada's waterways. His podcast, Blue Fish Radio, features subjects and people of special interest to the future of fish and fishing. You can read more about Blue Fish Canada's objectives on their website. Check out the Tom Brooke's interview below! To download this podcast to your device, go to the Blue Fish Radio home page. And to listen to more episodes of Blue Fish Radio, visit Outdoor Canada! Listen to "Tom Brooke Reflects on past and Future Challenges to Recreational fishing" on Spreaker.

February 21st, 2018|Categories: Issues, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Fish Radio: Tom Brooke Reflects on Past and Future Challenges to Recreational Fishing

OFAH: Telling Our Story

Have you seen this lovely video produced by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters? Here's what they had to say about our outdoor heritage as Canadians: It can sometimes be difficult to describe the reasons why we return to the woods and waters each year to fish, hunt and trap. It seems obvious to us, and the outdoors community. But as spokespeople for these heritage activities, we also have a role to play in telling our story to the general public. The OFAH partnered with Shimano Canada Ltd. to produce a series of informational videos about fishing, hunting, trapping and conservation. Telling Our Story is the first, and perhaps the most important message that describes our passion, our connection to conservation and many of the values that fishing, hunting and trapping provide. We encourage you to watch this video and share it among family members and friends as well as fellow anglers, hunters, trappers.

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Issues, News, Ontario, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on OFAH: Telling Our Story

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.

We Wanna Know…

Our team has been toying with the idea of creating a Keep Canada Fishing subscription box, and now we want to know: is this something our friends and followers would be interested in? It would be a curated subscription box featuring products from CSIA members, partners and affiliates (some of whom are listed in the scrolling panel below) Let us know in the comments or on social media!