The Fish’n Canada KLP Formula for Fishing Success

KLP is the Fish’n Canada formula for how we teach the three most important elements in all of fishing: Knowledge, Location, and Presentation.

Fishing without knowledge is like driving in circles; you just can’t get there from here. You can never have too much fishing knowledge. Study fishing by eating, sleeping, living, and loving it. Know species, their habits, their history—as much as you can absorb.

Next is location. You can’t catch fish if they ain’t there. Finding fish can sometimes be a daunting task if you don’t know where to look. But, as they say in the real estate business, it’s all about location, location, location.

And finally, presentation. Keeping on top of the ever-changing trends and products in the fishing world is essential. It doesn’t take long to fall out of touch with the latest presentations, products, and techniques. But sometimes a peek in the rearview mirror can be just as important as looking ahead; know the hottest trends and winning techniques past, present, and future. By having a broader knowledge base of all pertinent fishing scenarios, you will be better armed.

Our Fish’n Canada KLP system works through all the seasons, 365 days a year.


Frequent viewers of The Fish’n Canada Show will recognize this formula from the KLP segment that has been a recurring staple of the program. The segment has typically been used to highlight which of the three key factors (knowledge, location, or presentation) played the most significant role in the episode.

Sometimes, it can be as simple as having the knowledge required to know when to replace a damaged bait:

But sometimes, the knowledge needed for success can become much broader. Take for instance this KLP segment from the 2016 Fish’n Canada episode, “Brook Trout Heaven.” Here, host Angelo Viola did extensive research on the region’s water bodies and was able to determine—based on data from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s stocking programs—exactly which lake had the highest potential for trophy-sized Brook Trout. Sure enough, by arming himself with the necessary knowledge, Angelo was able to land one of his personal best brookies.

Anglers who have taken the time to educate themselves on the KLP factors are also more prepared to improvise solutions to problems that may present themselves on the water. While fishing Lac La Biche with guide Ray Kohlruss in 2016, Angelo was able to think outside the box and make decisions that might’ve seemed counterproductive if not for his experience with various species and their behaviour on this particular body of water. (Check out the full episode, “Giant Baits = Giant Fish,” for more revelatory Alberta Walleye action.)


Though each KLP segment as they appeared in the program would typically focus on just one element of the formula, it’s important to remember that it is a formula—the solution to your fishing dilemmas depends on a combination of all three factors. Knowledge. Location. Presentation.

As you navigate through the ever-growing and evolving library of Fish’n Canada “How To’s,” you’re likely to see repeated references to the KLP formula. That’s because we’ve found that success is nothing more—and nothing less—than a combination of knowledge, location, and presentation. It’s been our goal for the past thirty-plus years to provide our audience with as much information as possible to educate themselves on these three factors to be ready for anything and everything that could happen on the water. And this continues to be our goal for the future.

2 Replies to “The Fish’n Canada KLP Formula for Fishing Success”

  1. The Fish’n Canada “Knowledge, Location and Presentation” formulation brings to mind a fact based system of my own, only in the beginning I thought it had absolutely nothing to do with fishing. Appropriately speaking, I now know it may very well add in understand the K.L.P. formulation. So, I’ll give ‘er a go.

    Quite a number of years back, I got the inkling to assemble a 3-D jig saw puzzle of the English Clock Tower called “Big Ben”. It seemed confusing at the onset but by studying (knowledge) the intricate pieces, a pattern (location) fell into place. I soon realized each piece was just part of a specific larger section of the puzzle. By rearranging and separating the small pieces on a number of cookie sheets (presentation) according to color, shape and with the aide of a few clues that I discovered the manufacturer had implanted in some of the pieces, assembling the sections became much quicker. As these sections became larger by the minute, I was left with the four walls, four clock faces and the top. One thousand tiny little pieces became nine large parts in a matter two or three days. Completing the puzzle was simple. The process is much like assembling a car.

    Now, hold on to your hat! Repeating the system was only a matter of “Knowledge, Location and Presentation” or what I refer to as “The Jig-Saw Phenomenon.” I became so acquainted and attuned with these facts, I quickly gained the ability to assemble six (6), one thousand piece jig saw puzzles in less than one week!….No brag, just fact!

    “The K.L.P. Formula” works in so many more ways than you can ever imagine. The relationship and similarities between these two formulas (phenomenons) is astounding. Actually, they can lead to success in just about all areas in life.

    So, let me leave you with this little tid-bit….

    Credibility comes from belief,
    Belief comes from truth,
    Truth comes from knowledge,
    Knowledge comes from understanding,
    Understanding comes from wisdom!

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