Fishing Camps Changing With The Times

Tuesday, June 07, 2005 at 13:16



A tourism operator says he’s observed a noticeable change in how northern Saskatchewan fishing lodges do business.


Ric Driedger operates Churchill River Canoe Outfitters in Missinipe and regularly keeps in touch with fishing camps in the North.


Driedger says, over the last 10 years, most of the big operations have decided to adopt a catch-and-release policy on their own because those outfits continue to draw the big spenders.


Driedger has also noticed some of the larger fishing lodges have become very upscale, and recalls one instance where he wasn’t allowed into the dining room at one lodge because he wasn’t wearing a suit jacket.


He says fishing camps designed to help clients fill their freezer with fish are steadily becoming less common.