Great news for fans of the Fish’n Canada Show. It will now be easier than ever for you to watch the 2014 season. As of Sunday February 2nd, viewers can catch Canada’s #1 ranked fishing show on National Geographic Wild HD Rogers 296. We are extremely happy with this new relationship and hope to keep […]
This is our final episode of the 2013/14 season and we left it that way for a reason. It was a long time in the “we should do this” process and it finally came to fruition!
It’s an episode including Pete’s 2 boys Hunter and Cole as well as Angelo’s grandson Nik.
This was to be a shoot which included the whole enchilada; preparing, driving to, sleeping in tents under the stars, cooking “spider dogs” over the open fire and of course some fishing.
Did Ang & Pete bite off more they can chew?
This episode was one of our favourites of the season because it showed a lot more than just fishing. This was about the flavour of Newfoundland; it’s landscape and especially it’s people! To be honest we have “never” come across any negativity when the subject of Newfoundlanders comes up. They simply are the salt of the earth.
Angelo and Pete relive a couple of blasts from the past. Going back to June 14 & 15th of 1986 our boys made their way to Lac St Pierre in the town of Contrecoeur Quebec. They were fishing what was at that time the only Draw style tournament in the country (2 people fish out of the same boat but are against each other along with the rest of the entire field) held by East Coast Pro Bass.
This show was quite interesting right from the get-go. The spring to summer transition of 2013 in Ontario was rather elongated to say the least. The cool weather just wouldn’t go away. In fact, just days prior to Pete’s departure on his long drive north, he wasn’t a hundred percent sure he could even go.
“I stayed closely in touch with Eric Lund at Esnagami Wilderness Lodge a full 2 weeks before my leaving day” says Pete “and right up until the day before, Eric finally said the ice is leaving the lake and we SHOULD be ok”.
Here’s a Fish’n Canada shoot in a “do or die” situation for you. Back at the office Ang and Pete were having a rather concerned production meeting about the constantly changing shooting schedule and how they were going to pull off the last episode of the season.
They had only one opening in the calendar that was situated in the early fall… otherwise it was another cold shoot to deal with.
Add to the drama, they only had a day and a bit to get everything done. Now if this sounds easy to you then you don’t know how we work. We have heard of our other fishing shows shooting one or more full episodes in a day.
Not Fish’n Canada.
We pride ourselves on not only getting the fishing portion just right, but everything else, from interviews to lodge shots to landscape to time-lapse etc. We look at it as a full production.
This show was a treat for Ang & Pete to shoot. They are totally sold on the whole “Carp should be considered a Sport Fish” concept and now actually preach it to those in doubt.
Their home base for the shoot was in Cornwall Ontario, a very fishing oriented community on the St Lawrence River. Our guys know this area pretty well for Smallmouth Bass.
Angelo states “this is one of the best Smallie fisheries that I… and I sure I speak for Pete as well, have ever fished”.
“As well, it’s an awesome Walleye, Largemouth and Muskie area as well” says Pete.
The fishing for this shoot however is just up-river from Cornwall in a place called Long Sault ON, which incidentally is touted as the Carp Capital of Canada… and justifiably so! Thousands of British anglers have tasted the great waters along the Long Sault and almost all of them are return customers… that is great tourism!
Right out of the gate we would like to say we are extremely happy with our re-discovery of fishing in Alberta. In the past they were always top notch in the trout category with the Bow River being one of Canada’s most spectacular fisheries. However once we found out about their Walleye and Pike fishing, wow have our eyes been opened up.
It turns out one of the more popular pages on the old Fish’n Canada website was a link to our old retro theme tracks. Since updating our site in 2013 we’ve had a number of requests to bring the themes back. So now, just in time for your next treadmill session at the gym, are […]