Let’s go Fishing – Celebrating Fishing Month

Out by the water, munching on snacks, being with friends and family, and sipping on a cold one. Nothing beats fishing. Whether you’re a pro-angler, a fishing enthusiast, or just tagging along for the ride, there is something almost magical about fishing. It has a bit of everything—relaxation, excitement, bonding, competition – completion.

*Disclaimer*

  • Stay home if you have been travelling or do not feel well. Here is an excellent resource if you are quarantined. This will help you find people in Manitoba who are willing and able to help you while quarantined. Help Next Door Manitoba
  • Go out with people within your household, but practice social distancing (2 metres away) with other groups.
  • Please practice Leave No Trace. Clean up after yourself and leave nothing behind such as trash and waste.

 

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August is the official Fishing Month, and the Eastern region of Manitoba is ready to have you celebrate with us! Whether it’s a day trip to one of our many different lakes and rivers, or you want to stay awhile at one of the campsites, resorts, lodges, or outfitters that scatter the Eastman, your trip will be one that is remembered for years to come.

 

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Travel to the clear waters of West Hawk Lake, explore South to Lake of the Woods, conquer the mighty Red River, or venture North to the Winnipeg River system for your next fishing adventure! Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Perch, Trout, Sturgeon, and Goldeye, are just a few species that call Eastern Manitoba home.

 

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There are many reasons why you should pick up a rod and get out there from mental health, child development, and, yes, physical health (if you keep the goodies at home).

Bonding

Whether it’s getting together with friends or taking a trip with your family, fishing is definitely a great way to bond with those you care about.

Imagine teaching your children the skills of fishing, just like your parents did—the passing of information from generation to generation. At the end of the day (to your kids at least) it’s not about catching fish, it’s about spending quality time.

 

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Relaxation

Maybe it’s being out in the great doors . . . or perhaps it’s the fact that you’re impaling something in the mouth, but either way, fishing is a great way to blow off some steam! If you’re having a rough day or week and need some form of unwinding, fishing is always a good idea.

 

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Teaches Patience

This is especially true for children. Learning to fish is a skill that doesn’t happen overnight. It’s trial and error; it’s coming home empty-handed somedays, and a lot of waiting for that trophy catch to bite.

 

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Reconnecting with Nature

If you are looking for a way to connect with nature, one of the easiest ways is to go fishing. From being on the water, trekking the bush the reach your destination, and encountering wildlife, your interaction with nature is at an all-time high when fishing.

 

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Improves Physical Health

When you really think about it, fishing is quite the workout. Venturing out into the bush, wading through streams, and even reeling in your catch of the day are all cardiovascular exercises. It engages your shoulders, back, core, arms, and legs, giving you nice toned muscles. It can also improve your balance.

 

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Getting Away from Screens

Getting away from your devices can be refreshing. Everybody needs a break from screens from time to time and live in the moment. Fishing I an excellent way of doing this!

 

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Are you looking for the best fishing location? We have you covered! Check out Best Fishing Spots in Eastern Manitoba blog on our website to get the inside scoop.

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