A Contest Note From Ang & Pete

Let us start out by saying we are SOOOO excited with our Ontario Get-Away Give-Away contest. The fact that it is maybe the most unique contests ever offered to the outdoors community offering the opportunity for every participant to get a crack at the ultimate fishing trip of a lifetime.

“Pete and I are admittedly spoiled” says Ang “in that we not only get to visit beautiful fishing lodges every season, but we’ve been doing it for some 30+ years during the filming of The Fish’n Canada Television Show”.

“Through all of our time travelling to these amazing destinations” continues Pete “we have seen every conceivable trip available… and we feel every fishing lodge is a special place.”

However, there is a misconception out there that the term “fishing lodge” automatically means a fly-in trip. Yes, many are fly-in adventures however, there are multitudes of other amazing destinations that can be accessed by means other than a float plane.

As an example, the absolute best “trophy Walleye” fishing we’ve ever had on the Fish’n Canada show was at… a drive-to destination.

“We have caught more giant Eyes during a single drive-to shoot” says Ang “than at any fly-in ever… and that’s Canada wide!”

Not to play favorites, we won’t divulge the above destination, however if you are a fan of The Fish’n Canada Show, then you can probably make an educated guess. (BTW, that lodge is participating in the contest).

“Another lodge type that we have encountered more times than we can count” says Pete “are lake-access lodges. What these are is you arrive with your vehicle and then meet a lodge attendant at a landing area, and they water-taxi you and your gear to the lodge.”

“The alternative” Pete continues “is you bring your own boat and the lodge either sends a guide boat for you to follow back, or they give you the lodge GPS coordinates.”

These “boat-to” lodges have given us plenty of fantastic television episodes throughout the years, even on lakes with easy access.

Of course, we would be remiss if we left out the train-in experience. This is the most relaxing of all travel types. Sit back, relax, have a snack, play some cards with your fish’n buddies and finally… hit the water.

“The whole point of this little article” says Ang “is to remind everyone that there is more to a fishing lodge trip than flying in” and in the Great Ontario Getaway Giveaway contest, folks have a shot at winning just about every type of fishing lodge experience imaginable”.

“Yeah, for those who have never been on a float plane” continues Pete “it is a real thrill but don’t ever think that driving to, training in or boating in, is any the lesser… in fact it’s every bit as awesome!”

Best of luck to all who enter!

20 Responses

  1. Guys you are doing a great job . And I envy you for all the privileges you are able to appreciate.

    Looking at the contest it is a great idea , Ohhhh I would love to go fishing where you need to take a plane to go there .

    Everybody deserve to go and the pictures and messages are awesome . In these times we need to stick together and somehow when its possible help each other.

    I neeed so bad for the sanity of my mind to get on a trip. Like they say if its meant to be then it will be .

    Thanks so much for what you are doing.

    Yvan Fortin

  2. I agree with Yvan. You guys are doing a great thing by having this contest. I know I would love to win and take my husband. But we are not Tech savvy. Have no idea how to put pics or videos online. Or even have pics that you ask for. So, sorry to say I cannot enter. But good luck to all who do. Have a great time.

    1. Hi Geri, the hardest technical part is signing up. Once that’s done, if you don’t want to enter an image or video, you are still allowed to vote on other entrants. In doing so, you will also have a chance to win a trip during the second stage of our contest.

      Hope this helps

  3. I will have to admit that fishing Canada show is by far the best fishing show on tv.I can only dream about the places you go and the fish you catch. I guess some one has to do it and you do a great job at it. So take care keep safe and keep up the great work.

  4. I love the chance to win , It give’s me something to look forward to every day. Think I need to get out more. Hint Northern Ontario Fishing Trip ! Awesome Contest, Quite sure this Bluenoser will never win thou. But will have my lines crossed. Stay Safe my short Rod Friends. lol

  5. Another great contest and a wonderful idea. I have been to Marmac Lodge(Esnagi Lake) a number of years ago a train in from White River, and completely enjoyed our stay.We stayed at the new one year old 3 bedroom log style a cabin. Beautiful. Not to tech savvy to enter this contest. I will give it a go. Thanks for doing what you guys do and as well I say you ARE the best show on TV. Keep up the good work gentleman. Hip Hip hooray for Ang and Pete and Fishncanada.

    1. Marmac is an awesome lodge; great owners, location and of course fishing.

      Our web team is working hard to make the contest as easy as possible to enter, keep at it and let us know if you have any issues.

  6. Hello Ang & Pete,

    I’ve really enjoyed your giveaway contests. I’ve been a faithful participant making daily entries for the motors, boat&motor and Garmin giveaways. However, I feel that the current contest is prejudiced based on home location. Ontarian’s have a definite advantage here as their travel expenses will be considerably less than if I were to win here in Edmonton, Alberta. With the whole COVID thing, the ability to travel as well as quarantine time etcetera, become considerable factors. Thanks for a great show and program. I love you guys. Unfortunately, I will be bowing out from this contest.

    Odin Harms

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  • The Great Ontario Getaway Giveaway runs form April 1st to August 31st.
  • $100,000.00 worth of fabulous All Expense Paid trips to a Northern Ontario destination of a life time will be given away.
  • Each month is a separate segment with-in the event.
  • There are 5 monthly segments and 1 Grand Finale segment. ( total of 6 segments)
  • Enter as a contestant, voter, or both to increase your chances of winning.
  • Monthly segment winners must accumulate votes to win. Top 5 monthly winners.   
  • As a Contestant and a voter, you can vote for yourself once per day.
  • As a Voter you can cast up to 5 votes every 24-hours for the duration of the event. Voters can only cast one (1) vote per contestant per day (5 different contestants per day) Grand Finale prizes will be determined by random draws, the more votes you cast the better your odds of winning.
  • Open to all legal residence of Canada who are age of majority in the province or territory of residence at time of entry.

Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries and votes received before closing dates. For full rules and entry details of each contest draws visit:  fishncanada.com/contest.