Have you ever
watched one of those televised shows that show the fabulous fishing
available in Canada, (or also known as the "Great White North)
& wondered, can that really be true? Can the fish actually be
so huge? Can the scenery be so spectacular?
It IS true!
From the eastern
shores of the Maritime Provinces to the vast wooded tract of coastline
on the west shores of British Columbia, Canada offers fishing that
is so abundant & unspoiled, that anglers from around the globe
visit each year, then subsequently return year after year.
offer fishing that is unique to them, yet all are connected by a
common theme, & that’s the huge expanses of almost undiscovered
lakes & rivers in the northern regions.
Look at the
Province of Ontario, 95% of its population reside in the lower regions
that account for maybe 10% of its land mass. What’s in the other
clear, lakes & rivers. Thousands of them! And all full of fish.
is looking for a weekend retreat that’s accessible with your family
car, or the "trip of a lifetime", a visit to a remote
northern lake accessible only by float plane, this province offers
to the even larger expanse of the Nunavut. Here’s a Territory that
sits almost entirely north of the 60th parallel, & has almost
all it’s regions inaccessible by roads. There simply are none!
But the fishing!
Home to more I.G.F.A records than any other fresh water region in
Did you know
the N.W.T is home to the 5th largest body of fresh water on the
Great Bear Lake
is 500 miles north of Yellowknife & the closest permanent road
is some 300 miles away? Almost 12,500 square miles of crystal clear
water, that’s under ice for all but, maybe 100 days a year. Water
so cold, that fish grow so slowly they can be 60-80 years old.
There is only
one community on this lake. Maybe 500 people, tops! Four Fishing
Lodges, over 280 miles of lake between one & the next closest!
Ice free for just a couple of months, these fishing lodges can operate
only 2 short months a year. Total capacity between them all is maybe
160 fishermen at a time, scattered over 12,500 square miles!
Great Slave Lake. Situated some 300 miles south of Great Bear Lake,
Great Slave Lake is almost as large an expanse of water, almost
as isolated, but has the convenience of a bustling frontier type
city, situated right on its shores.
the territory capital is also the "hub" for many of the
remote northern lakes & fishing lodges, as it’s serviced by
a modern airport, with frequent & daily scheduled flights connecting
it with more southern cities, or as the northerners call it, "the
With stats like
these, do you think these fishing lodges can offer a unique fishing
You bet, there
is no other place quite like it.
Why not treat
yourself, & plan on a wonderful "trip of a lifetime".
Check out what
Canada has to offer at Canada Fishing Lodge.
About the Author:
Tyson J Stevenson
is a prolific writer of useful articles on a variety of topics.
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