Where better to learn about fishing hot spots than the local tackle store? Shop owners, managers and staff across the land share their favourites
Bait and tackle shops have long been the keepers of local fishing knowledge, which is why more fishing days start there than any other place (except possibly the coffee shop). Staff know the baits and techniques that work in their waters, and they get the daily scuttlebutt on which lakes and rivers are producing fish.
The following 135 hot spots were recommended by owners, managers and staff from 22 different bait and tackle shops across the land. If you’re ever in their neighbourhood, be sure to stop in and say thanks for the hot tips. And don’t forget to buy something while you’re at it!
*Always check the local fishing regulations before wetting a line.