Canada is one of the most prominent places in the world for fishing. There is a great abundance of fish around the coastal waters of Canada. Especially, the waters of the northern coastal areas remain less frequented and thus there is more fish in those areas which are also bigger in size.
There are also a number of lakes in Canada and fresh water fishing in Canada is supposed to be the best in the world. Fresh water fishing of all kinds is available across Canada. In Canada, fishing is much more than just an activity or a hobby or a past time. It is a passion that is indulged in by many people and really enjoyed.
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Fishing in Canada is not limited to the professional fishermen only; it is also an important part of the culture. This is why there are also ‘catch and release’ policies for certain fish to protect them from indiscriminate fishing. People who fish regularly are encouraged to adhere to these policies.
Fishing in Canada is respected and is much more than a hobby that is practiced by a few people. Most children in this country go on regular fishing trips with their families while growing up and fishing becomes a very natural and normal activity for them. People in Canada arrange fishing trips to spend time with their family members. This article will elaborate about and provide a useful guide to Canadian fishing.
Areas In Canada That Are Popular Fishing Zones
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The coastal areas around the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean are full of bays, estuaries and other landforms which encourage the habitat for fish. Thus fish are found in these areas in plenty. These lakes are surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world and provide a serene and calm environment for the ideal fishing experience.
Canadian fishing is also known for the fight. The fresh water fish are bigger and stronger and hence more often these fish are quite aggressive when they are being caught and people have to put up a fight to really them in. The walleye is one of the most aggressive types of fish found in Canada along with the northern pike. These fishes are extremely strong and encourage the fishers to put up a fight to catch them, which makes Canadian fishing all the more interesting and fun.
Besides the lakes, there are also some rivers which offer great areas for fresh water fishing. Especially in waters which are fast moving, fish like salmon, grayling, rainbow and trout are found among other varieties.
Canadian Fishing In The Different Provinces
The different provinces in Canada provide different kinds of fishing opportunities and also different varieties of fish, especially with regard to fresh water fishing. For instance, the amazing water systems of Ontario make for great fishing zones with several lakes which are almost untouched. Ontario has over two hundred thousand lakes which offer some incredible areas for fishing.
The province of British Columbia is well known for its abundance of trout and salmon fishing found all over the state. This province is one of the most popular places for Canadian fishing. People from all over the world who love to hunt fish come to British Columbia for the best fishing experience ever.
The town of Ucluelet in British Columbia is especially famous for its areas of fishing. From the salmon to the halibut and to other varieties, there is an abundance of fish in the river systems such as the Columbia, the Fraser and the Stamp River and so on. The waters of these rivers in Ucluelet contain an abundance of herring, pilchard, needlefish and squid.
The prairie provinces of Canada to the east of the country are also great for fishing. From the province of Alberta to Saskatchewan and right up to Manitoba, there is a vast stretch of Canadian shield. This zone is known for its two hundred thousand lakes and incredible scenery. These lakes provide some of the best spots in the country for fresh water fishing.
The province of Quebec on the eastern side of the country is also well known for its fishing areas. Some of the most common varieties of fish in these areas include pike, salmon, walleye, Muskie and so on.
The different kinds of Canadian fishing
Some of the most popular types of Canadian fishing are fly fishing and trophy fishing. Trophy fishing is a major activity for fish such as the King salmon, lake trout, walleye, northern pike, rainbows, arctic char, brook trout, bass and Muskie. Deep sea fishing is another popular kind especially for a day out with the family.
The coastal areas around the Atlantic and Pacific oceans offer a uniquely beautiful setting for fishing as well as some amazing varieties of fish. The estuaries, bays, and other offshore areas offer some of the best opportunities for fishing.
You can charter boats for these fishing trips. These boats come equipped with all the fishing equipment that you might need and are safe to use. Canada is also known all over the world for sport fishing with its one million lakes. Canada also has 20% of fresh water in the world.
Tips for Canadian fishing trips
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When you are going for Canadian fishing trips, make sure that you have the proper and appropriate travel documents. Make sure that you have a secure and legal visa and also arrange for your accommodations beforehand.
Secondly, you need to arrange for the proper fishing equipment that you will need. While chartered boats in Canada have their own equipment, it is better to carry some of your own as well. However, fishing equipment can become a burden and lead to heavy luggage. Hence, if you let your hotels know about your plans they will be able to provide you with the equipments which you need for fishing.
Finally, people in Canada respect their fishing and take it quite seriously. Hence make sure that you have the necessary license for fishing. Hence you also need to bring along all the necessary identification.