The Wonders of Fishing in Canada
Canada fishing is like fishing nowhere else in the world, it is one of the most popular leisure activities because the country has hundreds of rivers that are packed with fish. There are lakes, streams and shores where fish are plentiful with up to 200 different species of fish to catch.
Because the sport is so popular with both Canadian residents and tourists there are a great many companies that hire out charter boats, fishing lodges and run campsites exclusively for fishermen and women.
Canada fishing - Types of Fish
Salmon is one of the most popular species to catch as so many of them are found in the Canadian rivers. The West coast of British Columbia is an excellent place to catch them which is why so many salmon fishers go there. You do not even have to take your own tackle as the many charter boats will provide all the equipment you need.
The best time for catching salmon in Canada is during the peak months for the fish which are June to September.
Lake and brook trout can be found in the hundreds of rivers in Canada and the best rivers to catch them are Albany and Sutton, you can also catch them in Labrador and Newfoundland.
If you want to catch pike you should head for Lac Seul, Eagla Lake or Lake Athabasca where there are so many there are enough for many fishermen and women to catch.
The most popular fish to catch in Canada are walleye. Canada is renowned for the large amount of these huge, strong fish that can be found there. You can catch the biggest ones in Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba and Red River.
You cannot experience Canada fishing without trying an exciting and unique version of the sport. Ice fishing usually takes place between January and the end of February and the best place to experience this is Lake Huron and Lake Superior in Northern Ontario. Ice fishing can bring you catches of perch, trout, walleye, northern pike and white fish.
If you plan to fish in Ontario you must get a Licence to Fish. This comprises an Outdoors Card plus a fishing licence tag. Both Canadian residents and non-residents can purchase these online.
If you are a Canadian resident you must be between 18 and 65 years of age to fish in Ontario. Non-Canadian residents have to be 18 years of age but there is no upper age limit and they must purchase an Outdoors Card plus a Sport Fishing or Conservation Fishing Licence that are valid for one year, three years or eight days. An Outdoor Card is not necessary for a one day fishing licence.