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While it’s easy to get caught up in the thrill of the catch, remember that there are inherent risks involved with being on or near the water and out in the wilderness. Here are some tips to make your fishing adventure safe and enjoyable:
- On the water? Ensure that you’re up-to-date on boating safety and regulations.
- At the water’s edge? Be bear aware. Bears have a keen sense of smell and are attracted to the fish you clean & gut. Ensure you know what to do if you meet one.
- In, on, or near a river? These swift-moving bodies of water can quickly change from playground to danger zone if you don’t have the requisite knowledge of river safety before you launch. Actively seek out and participate in courses on river safety, fishing safety and boating safety in your area. The skills you learn could one day save a life… your own!
- Check the weather before you head out. Understand weather patterns, hypothermia and cold water shock.
- Carry a valid fishing license with you at all times (if required).
Always wear a Fishing Vest
- Did you know that each year there are over 400 drowning deaths in Canada, 10% are anglers of whom 90% are not wearing a PFD? The latest in Personal Flotation Device technology offers comfortable, lightweight, inflatable life-saving vests designed specifically for sport fishing. Get a PFD and use it. Don’t become a statistic.
- Enjoy fishing Canada’s bountiful waters, and, as always, be AdventureSmart!
Taking The Essentials
- Fire making kit
- Whistle or mirror
- Extra food and water
- Extra clothing
- Navigational / communication aids
- First aid kit
- Emergency shelter
- Pocket knife
- Sun protection
Specific to Fishing
- Layered clothing
- Bug spray
- Appropriate footwear
- Fishing license
- Repair kit
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Fly Fishing Canada is a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting fly fishing and, in particular, using national and international fly fishing championships to promote issues concerning fly fishing and conservation.
Our Pacific regional headquarters is in Vancouver, British Columbia. We have numerous offices and 5 research centres in more than 30 communities across British Columbia and the Yukon.
The Fish and Wildlife Branch establishes legislation, policies and procedures for managing fishing and hunting activities, and for the allocation of fish and wildlife resources for recreational and commercial use.