April 17, 2012 – In our fast-paced world where peace and quiet can sometimes seem like an unattainable luxury or an obsolete feature of a bygone era, fishing continues to be one of the most well-liked forms of recreation on the planet, and thanks to Montréal’s location on an island in the middle of the majestic St. Lawrence River, anyone living in or visiting the city can hang loose in this enjoyable commingling with nature.
Montréal Fishing Tours offers current and aspiring anglers professionally guided tours, running in four or eight hour blocks of time, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., from May to October. Departing from the historic Lachine Pier (commonly known as the “34th Avenue Pier”), each expedition is aboard a Princecraft Pro 179 boat equipped with sonar, GPS, a roof in case of rain, and ample seating for four passengers (including a guide).
Offering spectacular vistas of Montréal from a variety of vantage points, the excursion takes participants to the section of the St. Lawrence River that expands to form Lake St. Louis, the habitat of several species, including small- and largemouth bass, pike, walleye, and sauger. As the tour progresses, the qualified guide demonstrates handy techniques and offers expert knowledge for maximizing the potential for a successful catch.
Safety is a priority for the tours, which are certified by Transport Canada, the federal body that promotes secure transportation systems. Safety training is given before each journey onto the waterway, and guides are fully trained in First Aid by the Canadian Red Cross.
Fishing in Montréal’s surrounding waters is a relaxing adventure and a great way to appreciate the city from a nautical perspective. Remember to wear appropriate clothing, to grab some sunglasses and sunscreen, and to bring a camera to document the beautiful cityscapes, the vibrant natural scenery, the exquisite wildlife, and, of course, your impressive angling skills. All things considered, you just might want to name your biggest catch of the day, "Montréal"!