National Fishing Week 2019

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 29th to July 7th, 2019. It is an annual event that helps Canadians experience the thrill of this centuries-old pastime. It encourages Canadians to build memories with friends and loved ones. From the first fish reeled in, to the latest story of the one that got away, fishing fosters a passion and respect for the outdoors. https://youtu.be/fOJZRSATw7o Join the Tradition! "We find that fishing is a great way to spark an interest in our natural resources. It helps us find ways we can protect them," says Mike Melnik, Managing Director of the CNSF. "Fishing has been a part of Canada from the beginning, both as a means of sustenance and as a leisure activity. Fishing is a heritage pastime and a tradition. That is why we celebrate National Fishing Week." To find out more about National Fishing Week, visit www.catchfishing.com. FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES OR TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW, CONTACT JESSICA MELNIK AT JESS@IMPACTCOM.CA OR 888-296-8978.

‘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

Huge School of Fish and Bait Ball as a Loon Hunts Underwater in Lake Simcoe

Kevin Biskaborn is a talented wildlife photographer who recently captured this incredible footage of a school of fish in Lake Simcoe. He shared it with us the other day, and we couldn't wait to share it with all our followers. It's incredible what lurks beneath the surface of our lakes, rivers and streams. 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.

June 28th, 2018|Categories: Fun, News, Ontario|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Huge School of Fish and Bait Ball as a Loon Hunts Underwater in Lake Simcoe

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

Manitoba Commits To Sustainable Fishing

Originally published by MyToba, June 30th 2017 WINNIPEG, MB – In recognition of National Fishing Week, the Manitoba government highlights its commitment to sustainable fishing through changes that will help ensure the sustainability of the province’s valuable fish stocks, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “National Fishing Week is a great time to celebrate the tremendous opportunity that exists in Manitoba because of our valuable fish resources,” Cox said.  “Manitobans derive both economic and recreational benefit from our healthy fish stocks and we need to work together to protect and preserve this important resource.  We are committed to working with all users to ensure the long-term sustainability of fishing in our province.” TO VIEW THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE, VISIT mytoba.ca.

July 12th, 2017|Categories: Issues, News, Prairies, West|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Manitoba Commits To Sustainable Fishing