Fishing News2021-02-07T22:35:25+00:00
  • The Future of Fishing in Canada

    Keep Canada Fishing has partnered with Shimano Canada to dive into Canada's fishing legacy. Public fishing requires access to public waters, but what if those waters were closed to you? We will be looking at the history of conservation in North America -- it's successes and failures -- and [...]

  • Out in the Open with Phil Morlock | Is Fishing Good for Mental Health?

    Phi Morlock has a professional background in wildlife biology, environmental outdoor education, criminal law enforcement, and TV and print journalism. He is also the Government Affairs Chair for the CSIA and CNSF, sits on the board of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), and is an Honorary Member [...]

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    Federal Election 2021 – We Fish. We Hunt. We Vote.

    This federal election cycle is one of the most important in recent memory with regard to the future of outdoor recreation users. Pay attention to what your candidate says. Where do they stand on the issues? What is the party platform on the things that matter to you, to [...]

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    James Scissons Memorial Fishing Giveaway

    We were saddened to learn that the Canadian fishing community had lost a young and avid angler this past spring. James Scissons, 22, was an avid outdoorsman who loved working on his family’s dairy farm in Kinburn, Ontario. He was also a passionate angler who spent much of his [...]

  • New Feature from Phil Morlock

    Keep Canada Fishing is pleased to announce a new feature! Phil Morlock, Director of Government Affairs for the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association, will be sharing his take on the state of fishing in Canada in his new series "Out in the Open." Check back regularly for new videos and [...]

5 Ways to Practice Safe Fishing During the Covid-19 Pandemic

July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , |

It's important to keep yourself and other anglers safe. Most importantly, clean up after yourself, practice physical distancing with those who are not in your bubble, and wear a mask when physical distancing isn't possible [...]

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National Fishing Week 2020

June 29th, 2020|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , |

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. [...]

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Essential to Canadians’ Well-Being

May 13th, 2020|Categories: KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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

April 20th, 2020|Categories: Atlantic Canada, General, Issues, KCF Exclusive, Maritimes, News, North, Ontario, Prairies, Quebec, West|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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

April 13th, 2020|Categories: Atlantic Canada, General, Issues, KCF Exclusive, Maritimes, News, North, Ontario, Prairies, Quebec, West|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Marine protected areas not all good, says Vancouver Island fisherman

January 20th, 2020|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Issues, News, West|Tags: , , |

Originally published by www.mapleridgenews.com/ Written by ROBERT BARRON Lance Underwood has come to the conclusion that the federal government’s plans for new marine protected areas are not as advertised. Underwood, a fisherman in Cowichan Bay on [...]

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Ice fishing on Sainte-Anne River

January 8th, 2020|Categories: News, Quebec|Tags: , , |

Originally published by CBC Every year, more than 100,000 visitors flood the small village of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade in Quebec's Mauricie region, where 1,000,000 tomcod fish swim upstream from the St. Lawrence River estuary in time for the ice [...]

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Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire

December 19th, 2019|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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Fish and Wildlife Scholarships Announced for 2019-2020

December 11th, 2019|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , |

Peterborough, ON:  Shimano Canada and the all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus of Canada have announced the recipients of ten (10) $3000 scholarships for post-secondary students committed to advancing their education in fish and wildlife management and [...]

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Mike Sklad of Fishing Friendzy | Champions of Recreational Fishing

November 14th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Recreational Fishing, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , |

Mike Sklad is the founder of Fishing Friendzy, a travelling fishing exhibit dedicated to introducing ethical angling to children and parents. He and his team of ambassadors also help foster a new generation of responsible anglers through a [...]

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Fish and Wildlife Scholarships Announced for 2020

October 24th, 2019|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , |

Oct 24, 2019 For Immediate Release Peterborough, ON:  For the second year, Shimano Canada and the all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus of Canada have partnered to fund fish and wildlife scholarships (application download) for ten post-secondary students committed [...]

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Cornwall SDG Counties Pan Am Bass Championship underway

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Issues, News, Ontario|

Originally published by the Cornwall Standard Freeholder By Todd Hambleton The Cornwall SDG Counties Pan American Bass Championship is about to get underway, and it’s an historic international event – the first-ever Pan Am Bass [...]

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