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9 reasons why every angler should visit northern Manitoba

Want to catch so many fish you lose count? Laurie River Lodge is the place

Northwestern Manitoba has trophy pike, walleye and lake trout

Laurie River Lodge is a classic example of the fishing found across much of northern Manitoba’s vast, roadless wilderness.

You can catch a lot of incredible fish

In late June, I headed up to Laurie River Lodge in northwestern Manitoba. This photo is just a sampling of the memorable fish my group landed in only four days on the water. As part of the Churchill River system, Laurie River offers access to a great deal of water on both McGavock Lake, where the main lodge is located, and a number of nearby lakes reached by boat, air or a short portage. And if you’re used to fishing down by the 49th parallel (or below), it’s unlike anything you ever experienced.

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Scott Gardner

Scott Gardner

Outdoor Canada associate editor and fly-fishing columnist Scott Gardner is happiest when he's on the water fishing (especially from his kayak) or just surrounded by trees, preferably out of cell phone range. Since joining Outdoor Canada in 2010, Scott has won nine National Communication Awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada for his adventure travel and fly fishing articles, and been nominated for five National Magazine Awards.