Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh is Outdoor Canada's Editor-in-Chief and Brand Manager. He grew up fishing and hunting in Bracebridge, Ontario, where he began his magazine career in 1983 as assistant editor of Muskoka Life magazine. Since then, he has worked for a variety of media, both in Canada and abroad, earning numerous writing and editing awards. In 2005, 2011 and 2012, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named him Editor of the Year, while Outdoor Canada was honoured as Magazine of the Year (in the medium circulation category). Walsh has been at the magazine's helm since 2000.

Recent Posts

The one fishing experience that every single angler can relate to
May 21, 2018
An homage to the irritation, surprise and valuable learning opportunities of... getting snagged
Back to Beauchêne
May 20, 2018
To read about Editor-in-Chief Patrick Walsh's past Beauchêne escapades with his fishing buddies, please click on the links below: The Beauchene 2017 trip The Beauchene 2016 trip The Beauchene 2015 trip The Beauchene 2014 trip The Beauchene 2013 trip The Beauchene 2012 trip The Beauchene 2011 trip And...
To land Atlantic salmon on the fly, you need timing, luck, sage advice—and maybe some divine intervention
Sep 19, 2017
On his trip to N.B.’s Miramichi River, OC’s editor-in-chief finally got all four
Wilderness fishing at Quebec's famed La Réserve Beauchêne
Aug 25, 2017
For brawny bass in a wilderness setting, Quebec's renowned La Réserve Beauchêne delivers
Field Findings
ODJ interviews Canada's Top Outdoorswoman
Jul 29, 2017
Outdoor Journal Radio's Angelo Viola interviews Canada's Top Outdoorswoman, Carly Deacon.
Meet Canada's Top Outdoorswoman!
Jul 14, 2017
Manitoba's Carly Deacon is the winner of our Canada's Top Outdoorswoman Contest.
How the Trump White House is threatening the ongoing health of the Great Lakes
May 4, 2017
Canada must condemn the gutting of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative's $300 million budget
Len Thompson purchases Northern King Lures
Feb 25, 2017
Alberta's Thompson-Pallister Bait Co. Ltd. to start making popular Northern King Lures
Canada's got (outdoor) talent!
Jan 20, 2017
Canada's Jim Shockey, Dave Mercer are big winners at 2017 Outdoor Sportsman Awards
10 excuses for finishing dead last in P.E.I.'s Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge
Dec 13, 2016
Sometimes fishing for the East Coast’s mighty Bluefin can be a humbling experience
Bill C-246
Sep 30, 2016
Why you should help stop Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act
Field Findings
Sunday fun day
Sep 19, 2016
A his and hers day aboard Outdoor Canada's Alumacraft fishing boat
It's our day!
Sep 17, 2016
How are you celebrating Canada's National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day?
Back to Quebec's Beauchêne wilderness
Sep 2, 2016
The fishing tradition continues! Editor Patrick Walsh returns to Quebec's Beauchêne wilderness
Field Findings
Why you’ll hook into more than you bargained for on the NWT’s Lac La Martre
Aug 22, 2016
The Territories’ third largest lake gives up monster lakers, gator pike and world records
Kawartha Lakes bassin'
Aug 7, 2016
This past Friday, editor Patrick Walsh headed for Ontario's Kawartha...
Happy Canada Day
Jul 1, 2016
Would you look at this country?!? So awesome. Happy Canada...
Field Findings
At a newsstand near you!
Jun 22, 2016
A taste of what to expect in our latest issue, the action-packed Adventure Special 2016!
Spring action
Jun 21, 2016
Editor-in-chief Patrick Walsh recounts his action-packed springtime of fishing, hunting, skiing and travelling.
Field Findings
Canadan firearms auctions
May 5, 2016
Readers of the Guns & Ammo column often ask for suggestions on selling firearms, particularly firearms that may be of interest to collectors. Here are two auction houses that deal with firearms.
One Canadian angler’s quest to catch a wild Atlantic salmon
Apr 19, 2016
How he finally landed a leaper on New Brunswick’s famed Restigouche River
Why you need to try bull trout fishing on B.C.’s Upper Pitt River
Mar 5, 2016
It’s a wilderness paradise... just 60 kilometres from downtown Vancouver
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