Flyfishing in Canada has
become world-renowned for its diversity, abundance, quality, and
international leadership in conservation and respect for the sport.
Although Canada itself is
only 140 years old, the age depends on the starting point. The Dominion
of Canada was formed in 1867. The Colony of New France was established
by Samuel de Champlain in 1608. Basque mariners were regularly fishing
the Grand Banks and operating a whale-oil refinery on the Labrador coast
before Jacques Cartier arrived in 1497. Four hundred years earlier,
around 1000A.D., the Icelanders founded a settlement at L’Anse aux
Meadows. No one really knows when the indigenous peoples first crossed
the Bering Strait and arrived on soil that is now part of Canada, but it
was probably as far as 10,000 years ago. But needless to
say, fishing in Canada has probably been around for hundreds of years.
website is a small celebration of fly fishing in Canada or call it a
nostalgic look back. Feel free to send me anything that might
contribute to this little shrine; pictures, stories, artifacts, etc.