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Fishing

About Fishing

Friendly to all ages and skill levels, fishing is a truly unique activity. Secluded in nature, you and a close group of friends can spend hours socializing, laughing, and watching the calm waters, telling tales amidst the acres of tranquil surroundings, and then bursting in excitement when that first fish chomps down on your lure.

Fishing 02 Fernie Credit Destination BC and kari Medig copy

Anywhere

As long as the conditions are safe, you can experience fishing on any body of water, from pond to river to massive lake or ocean. Tour guides will know the best locations and help you find your best chances of catching the brag of the day, but even if you end up empty-handed, this sport of patience and determination is guaranteed to build character, and you’ll walk away rich in memories.

Fishing 09 Tobin Lake Credit Tourism Saskatchewan and Greg Huszar Photography

Any Time

While there are peak times for optimal fishing, there are really no limits on when you go. Summer, fall, winter and spring. Enjoy the sun on your face in the middle of the day, watch a beautiful sunset or sunrise, or even try your hand at night fishing and you’ll find fish in shallower waters (and less competition from other anglers!).

Fishing 03 Danielson Provincial Park Credit Tourism Saskatchewan

Any Style

Chartered fishing trips, fly fishing, ice fishing, or recreational fishing. Your adventure can be as rustic or luxurious as you want it. Rough it with a bucket and string and your instincts, or take advantage of all the innovations in the ice fishing field, including heated cabins or ice condos (which you can even stay in overnight!), underwater cameras, and onsite BBQs.

Tours with Fishing

Wild and breathtakingly beautiful, Whitehorse has plenty to offer adventure seekers, nature lovers, and the artistically inclined. The Yukon has excitement and memories right at your fingertips.

Build Your Own Fishing Tour

Let’s make a trip that’s uniquely yours! You decide how long, your style of trip, number of inclusions, everything. Start planning now and make your dream trip a reality.

Staff Picks

Hidden Lakes, YK

Close to Whitehorse, these bodies of water have an abundance of rainbow trout and arctic char, as well as gorgeous mountain views!

Spray Lake, AB

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, this serene location offers Lake Trout, which grow up to three pounds.

Diefenbaker Lake, SK

If your eyes are on a bigger prize, this is the destination for you. The lake is full of walleye, northern pike, rainbow trout, and burbot. Some of these fish measure over 40 inches!

ADVENTURE

Benefits

Fishing 02 Grande Prairie Credit Travel Alberta

Healthy Cold Exposure

If you’re ready to brave the elements, you can reap the many health benefits of cold exposure while you fish, including increased metabolism, reduced inflammation, improved sleep, and improved immune system function.

Fishing 03 Cariboo Chilcotin Coast BC Bridge River Valley and Blake Jorgenson

Stress Relief

Fishing is an activity of solitude, concentration, and contemplation, resulting in a clear, rested mind. It helps to lower cortisol levels, reduce anxiety, fights off depression, and promotes relaxation.

Fishing 01 Lake Isle Credit Travel Alberta and George Simhoni

Get Your Vitamins

Vitamin D can be in short supply. A day outside lets you soak up some sun exposure, which can boost your energy and mood. And if you’re chowing down on your catch for lunch, you’ll get more vitamin D, as well as riboflavin, phosphorus, and omega-3 fatty acids

Essential Gear and Equipment

No matter the season, dress for the weather. Items can include warm, waterproof boots, layers of clothing (including a base layer that will wick sweat from the body), a toque or hat, mitts or waterproof gloves, and neckwarmer or scarf. If you are venturing into the backcountry, don’t forget those wilderness survival essentials (first aid kit, navigation, food, water, knife, fire starter, communication, and a backpack).

Your fishing guide will supply any of the specialized equipment needed for the sport, including fishing rods and lines, bait, ice augers, transportation to fishing spot, and shelter. In most cases, you will be required to have a license to fish and one can be supplied for your tour. 

Tips

Anytime you decide to go explore nature, you should…

  • Check the weather.
  • Research the area and take a map with you. 
  • Carry the proper gear for the experience.
  • Bring extra food.
  • Tell someone where you are going.
  • Check with the Parks or tourism office for closures and wildlife updates. 
  • Carry bear spray in the backcountry.
  • Follow the Leave No Trace principles.
  • Do not feed, touch or approach wildlife.
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Your best shot at attracting fish is a gentle movement of your fishing line. Aggressive jiggling tends to scare most fish away.

Fish are most active during early morning and late afternoon, which leaves lunchtime and evening plans open!

Stay quiet – Fish are easily spooked by noise on the ice, so keep surface sounds to a minimum.

When doing catch-and-release in winter, avoid exposing the fish to the cold air any longer than necessary, and don’t drop it on the ice or snow. If possible, release the fish without taking it out of the water.

Did You Know?

Every year, a fisherman’s village of 500 cabins is constructed on a tidal river by Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec for 100,000 visiting anglers. Cabins are available for rent at 10-hour time slots, and February is a particularly popular time, as the river also plays host to the Tomcod Ice Fishing Festival.

Ice Fishing 01 Centre de Pêche Le Rendez Vous Sainte Anne de la Pérade Quebec Credit Destination Canada K Bialous

Have Questions?

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