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It’s fishing season!

With so many incredible fishing spots across Canada, it can be a daunting task trying to decide where to go for the best haul. For all you fishing fanatics, we’ve put together a list of 15 films about fishing, and gave you a little map of some of the best fishing spots in Canada.

🎣🐡The North🐡🎣

In 1967, director Quentin Brown shot a collection of films called the Netsilik series that examines life in the north. Check out the films for a more nuanced look at hunting, fishing, and gathering.

 Jigging for Lake Trout

Travel to the Kugaaruk and Gjoa Haven of the Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut for some ice fishing, despite a severe blizzard.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/jigging_for_lake_trout/

Fishing at the Stone Weir: Part 1

This short documentary about the Netsilik Inuit was shot at the height of summer where men go into the river to form enclosures to trap fish.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/fishing_at_stone_weir_pt_1/

🎣🐠The West Coast🐠🎣

Herring Hunt

Travel up the coastal waters of British Columbia as a herring boat and her crew race to get their catch before the quota is taken and the fishing area closed.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/herring-hunt/

Red Runs the Fraser

Travel to a deep gorge of the Fraser River in British Columbia where you’ll find the migration of Pacific salmon. The river shallows appear red with the flailing fish as they push up-river to spawn and die.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/red_runs_the_fraser/

Babine River Story

Travel to the Babine River in British Columbia and watch the Department of Fisheries combat the problems caused by a rockslides during the annual salmon run.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/babine_river_story/

Plea for the Wanderer

Take a look at threats posed by high-seas salmon fishing and the Canadian government’s attempts to protect the salmon runs in a film that follows east and west coast salmon from river to sea and back again.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/plea_for_the_wanderer/

󠁣󠁡󠁱󠁣󠁿🎣🐟The Prairie Provinces🐟🎣

Van’s Camp

Travel to Lac La Ronge in northern Saskatchewan for “the best freshwater fishing in the world”, where big-game fishing means hours of exhausting work for the Indigenous guides.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/vans_camp/

Northern Fisherman

Enjoy an exposé on the style of fishing done by Native fishermen in the Prairie provinces.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/northern_fisherman/

󠁣󠁡󠁱󠁣󠁿🎣🦐Central Canada🦐🎣

The Annanacks

Travel to the George River community in Northern Québec where the Annanacks formed a joint venture that included a sawmill, a fish-freezing plant and a small boat-building industry.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/the_annanacks/

Oyster Man

Travel to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Quebec for some incredible oyster farming with our film that shows the various stages of oyster cultivation.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/oyster_man/

🎣🦀The Atlantic Region🦀🎣

In 1967, Colin Low filmed a prolific series of short films on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.  These historic films discuss the issues surrounding life in Fogo, with a heavy slant toward fishing and fisheries. Check them out!

Hand.Line.Cod

Travel to Fogo Island, Newfoundland and meet a group of “people of the fish”—traditional fishers who catch cod live by hand, one at a time, by hook and line.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/hand_line_cod/

Bluefin

Travel to North Lake, Prince Edward Island, the “tuna capital of the world”, in a doc that explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/bluefin/

The Trap

Travel to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where you can see French-speaking fishermen interact with Buddhist monks and nuns.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/trap/

Trawler Fishermen

Travel to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland this film shows the new machinery and electronic gear employed on modern fishing boats.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/trawler_fishermen/

Turning Tides

People line up for the famous local fried clams and whole families dig for the white mollusc in the tangy air of the sandbars.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/turning_tides/

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