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Year Round Travel Deals

100_5403Hello every body out in sport fishing land! This is Andy “The Master Angler” of The Master Angler Guide Service, sending out a reminder to every one of all ages and gender, what ever skill from novice to expert, traveler or domestic tourists alike.

If you are wanting to explore close to home, or maybe just right here in your own backyard wanting to learn or experience the great outdoors and sport fishing? Than have I got a deal for you!! Continue reading Year Round Travel Deals

Southern Alberta Sport Fishing

Master Angler with a nice fall walleyeHello everybody it is Andy “The Master Angler” here with some summer updates for  2015 on the waterways of southern Alberta around the Nanton/Stavely area.

I have fished all over from shore and by boat and mostly on Clear lake, Twin Valley Dam, Pine coulee, Macgregor Lake, kehoe and Little Bow Lake and canal.
As we all know the regulations have changed dramatically on most lakes and reservoirs in regards to keeping pike and walleye especially pike this year.

Due to those changes anglers are now shifting their efforts on waters where regulations allow for retention of your catch, for me it does not matter for the most part, as I practice catch and release and do selective harvest where I am allowed when I want a dinner fish. Continue reading Southern Alberta Sport Fishing

Regulation Changes

alberta norther pikeYes another season of closed species on most of Southern Alberta waterways. Last year it was Walleye closure on Travers Dam due to over harvest fishing pressure. For 2015 most lakes are now zero pike limits as well, goes to show that over harvesting on most lakes is devastating our fish populations. Meaning that things are now leaning towards more recreational sport fishing activities. Now every thing will shift to those lakes that are still in effect selective harvest and will in turn be over pressured. Check the regulations carefully when picking your catch and keep harvest type lakes if there are any left in the near future. For me I can adjust as I practice catch and release type sport fishing on a daily basis in hopes of less fisherman on those once crowded lakes of over harvest in days now gone by. In retrospect one has to adjust their hobby and practice catch and release and focus more on conservation and care for our water ways. winter pike fishing in alberta canada with the master anglerWe as fisherman are to blame as we all over time, have taken our share from the resource and now over that time are seeing the results of that over harvest and fishing pressure as  whole across the province. Now we see dramatic changes in the regulations to help these collapsed fisheries. Again check the regulations for each water body and yes keep practicing catch and release for our future generations to come. Sharp hooks and tight lines.

Get Kids Hooked On Fishing

ice fishing
winter pike

 

Every wondered what to do with the kids once school is out for the summer? “Guess what” there is always fishing and it is simple and affordable to do.

Get out to your favorite waterway for a favorite species of fish and with a small set up of gear you can access some pretty good sport fishing near by to your home.
Nice walleye caught one my custom rig,at Mcgregor Lake Ab.

Some are close and some you will travel a short distance to. Once you get the fishing bug it will keep one focused and you will find it relaxing if not entertaining once you have picked up on the basics of fishing.

You’ll wonder and be saying to your self “WOW” that was fun and I want to do it more. The smiles it brings says that a good day was had by all.

So if you need help with the kids “THE MASTER ANGLER” is here to tell you all its that easy, just get out and give it a try. Even if its ice fishing you would like to try, look me up for more winter fun once the summer and fall are over.

On the Move

100_5109Hello goes out to everyone,it has been a very busy year dealing with the flood issues past,lived in my garage all winter waiting for things to happen with powers that be,finnally we found a place in Nanton to start a new,letting every one know that I am still here serving my community and surrounding area and now closer to my water ways to better serve my customers,just set up an appointment for your favorite sportfish today,I am here and you are there, just send me a message and I will be happy to get back to you soon as possible,thanks for your patience,have a good one,sharp hooks and tight lines.

Flood 2013/Surviving and staying Afloat

GetAttachment Hello to all my clients out there! Yes I am still alive and now living in my garage while awaiting a response on my home. As you see here a photo of me doing my part on June 20/2013 flood out saving lives and helping for many hours that day out in the S.S minnow my 12 foot aluminum. Yes I am still here in business and still out fishing regardless of past flooding.  In most cases the fishing has been real good on the lakes that I take care of.  Even later this past fall the Rocky run was ok on the Highwood River as it was totally flooded out earlier past spring.  I am still here and ready to get out and fish, I am booking up for ice fishing tours and still open for business. I hope to see and hear from you all as fishing is still in session.  Have a great holiday season and a great New year out to all.  Thanks for stopping by…..

Still Alive and Well

Hello everyone, just thought I would drop a line to let you know that I’ve survived the High River, Alberta flood and I am now working to salvage as much of my belongings as I can.  I am still able to do charters so if you are interested you can contact me at this emergency cell phone number as my land line and internet is down.  I will be happy to put you on fish and provide you with an enjoyable adventure, one you’ll never forget.  Call me.

1-403-540-8872