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The History of Newfoundland - Fishing Country | Duluth Pack

The History of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and Fishing


Are you completely hooked on fishing? Looking for a great new spot to cast? Newfoundland should be at the top of your list. Known for its natural beauty, Newfoundland is home to an abundance of northern wildlife, including various prized fish species.

Located in North Eastern Canada, Newfoundland is a large island off the coast of Labrador. As of 2001, both are considered the same providence. The providence has a dense history dating back thousands of years. For centuries the indigenous people of the land hunted, fished, and lived here. European explorers and colonizers began settling in Newfoundland around the late 1500s. In 1947, Newfoundland and Labrador joined Canada as the 10th providence. Today, many people call this beautiful and picturesque place home.

Fishing has long been a part of Newfoundland culture and tradition. It used to be the economy's driving force; most of the fish caught were exported to the United States. According to Britannica, the main fish caught were "groundfish" (cod, hake, flounder, and redfish). As the demand for exports grew, the fish population began to decline. In response to the decreased fish population, the Canadian Government imposed stricter regulation of the industry. With these regulations in place, the populations have flourished.

Fishing is no longer the main industry in Newfoundland. However, it is still a popular activity among locals and tourists. Many people travel to this place for ocean fishing or angling (fly fishing). The most sought-after fish include; wild Atlantic salmon, large Arctic char, Ouananiche landlocked salmon, and trout (NewFoundlandLabrador.com). All of the Newfoundland fishing spots are encapsulated in breathtaking views of pristine forests and coastline.

If you are interested in traveling to Newfoundland for your next fishing trip, make sure you go prepared. Always use top notch-gear and high-quality packs. We suggest our Mini Tackle Box or Soft-Sided Tackle Box for all of your fishing equipment. These tackle boxes are made of rugged canvas and offer plenty of space for hooks and lures. Duluth Pack has several great products for all of your fishing needs.

Happy fishing, friends!

This information was found on Britannica.com and NewFoundlandLabrador.com