Fishing News2021-02-07T22:35:25+00:00
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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 [...]

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    Contest Alert!

    Tell us how the Covid-19 Pandemic has affected your fishing habits for a chance to win 1 of 10 fishing prize packages. Open to Canadian residents only.   The contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! We will be announcing the winners shortly.    

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    Swift Action by Tournament Anglers Results in Conviction

    By Phil Morlock, Director of Government Affairs, CSIA/CNSF Ontario MNRF recently issued a press release to announce the November 10, 2020 conviction of a professional fishing tournament organizer for not following licence conditions. The finding resulted in a $9,000 fine and suspension of the organizer’s Ontario fishing licence for five [...]

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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Federal Election: Vote to Protect Fishing in Canada

September 18th, 2019|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , |

The federal election is coming soon. Canadian anglers need to step up and vote to protect the future of fishing access. Take a few minutes to learn why. Now more than ever the future of [...]

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MP Ted Falk Responds to Recommendations to Preserve Recreational Fishing in Canada

September 13th, 2019|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, KCF Exclusive, News|

Keep Canada Fishing provided every Member of Parliament with a copy of "Elevating Recreational Fishing to a National Priority" and asked for their position on our recommendations. To date, we have received responses from a [...]

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