A fishing weblog has named Calgary the highest fishing vacation spot in Canada, however it has a fairly extensive definition of Calgary.
The Fishingbooker blog sings the praises of the town’s proximity to nice trout fishing, whether or not that be fly fishing on the Bow River, or else making an attempt your luck within the Oldman River that runs by Lethbridge, or the Pink Deer River, it says southern Alberta is a trout fisherman’s heaven.
“The Rocky Mountains are proper on its doorstep, together with any streams, rivers and lakes,” it stated. “Wilderness isn’t greater than an hour and a half away from Calgary. Fly fishing is off the hook right here, and trout are the primary goal.
“Bull trout are the distinctive draw of the world,” it stated, persevering with, earlier than including that brown and rainbow trout are additionally plentiful, in addition to cutthroat trout, “that are Alberta natives, all the time ravenous, and able to assault your fly with wild abandon.”
And in reality, visitcalgary.com confirms the town as a fly fishing capital.
“The Bow River is famend as probably the greatest freshwater trout rivers on the planet,” it says. “Positioned on east slope of the Canadian Rockies, Calgary has turn out to be, in some ways, the Missoula, Montana of the North,” a reference to the fly-fishing movie A River Runs By means of It, starring Brad Pitt.
“Missoula’s fly-fishing is nice,” visitcalgary.com says, “however Calgary’s fly-fishing is spectacular.”
The Fishingbooker weblog recognized eight totally different Canadian locations, which differ in line with area and the kind of fish.
Sooke, on Vancouver Island, ranked second for its abundance of salmon and halibut. The St. Lawrence River, which runs proper by Quebec Metropolis, landed in third place for its number of freshwater fish, together with northern pike, walleye, smallmouth and largemouth bass, and muskellunge.
The Avalon Penninsula in Newfoundland was singled out for its trout, salmon, halibut and cod. Haida Gwaii in northwestern B.C., Lac Seul, Ontario, St. Peters Bay in P.E.I. and Dauphin Lake, Manitoba rounded out the checklist.