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Spring run steelhead from the Credit River

About . . .

This site is an information based website produced for anglers by Ontario’s top river guide and a recognized river fishing expert who has been guiding anglers from all over the world to big fish since the year 2000. He is an expert at fly fishing, centerpin fishing and spin fishing for Ontario trout and steelhead.

Why This Website? Being the top river guide in Ontario, he was contacted regularly by anglers just like you, anglers that had lots of questions and wanted to know more about river fishing. It became obvious that many anglers had questions and that they had very little trusted resources for accurate information that was specific to southern Ontario river fishing.

Unfortunately the busier he got with his guiding, the more overwhelmed he became trying to help everyone out while keeping up with organizing his daily guide trips and dealing with clients, and his young family, not to mention managing his tackle store and the staff. In order to provide the professional guide service he was known for and to be focused and prepared for his paying clients he had to stop spending hours each week answering questions from everyone, other than his paying clients.

He knew that anglers needed his help and that some of them weren’t ready to hire him yet. He understood the internet is full of information, but he also knew much of it was useless for this area. With the internet today it’s often information overload. With so many different ideas and opinions from so many so-called experts and all that mix of information often just leaves anglers confused and frustrated. That’s why having an information resource like this was needed.

So one winter during his downtime, he sat down and put in over 100 hours of work to build the most thorough website in Ontario to help all those hundreds of anglers that email him every year looking for more information. Most of the questions he received over the years are answered here so if you search you’ll likely find the answers you need. This website also benefits his current and future clients by providing extra information and a reminder of what they leaned in lessons and on guide trips.

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In this website you will get information from a guide with of over 20 years of guiding experiencing, who has over 35 years of Fly Fishing experience in Ontario, and over 30 years of Centerpin and Spin Fishing experience for the trout, steelhead and salmon of Ontario. A guide who has guided over 2500 anglers over the last 20 years and who has spent an average of 220 days on the water some years.

 The author and guide, Graham Bristow, knows these rivers and how to fish them better than just about anyone in the world and you would be hard pressed to find a more well round and knowledgeable river angler and guide in Ontario. Graham has also fished just about every steelhead and trout river flowing into Lake Ontario, Georgian Bay,  and Lake Huron and a few Lake Erie rivers too.

You may have seen Graham at the many speaking engagements and seminars he has done, at trade shows, on Fishing TV shows, or in the multiple fishing books and magazines.

To make this website even better, Graham’s knowledge is also combined with the knowledge and help from many of his fishing buddies and acquaintances, and it’s all free on here for you.

In this website you will get information from a guide with of over 20 years of guiding experiencing, who has over 35 years of Fly Fishing experience in Ontario, and over 30 years of Centerpin and Spin Fishing experience for the trout, steelhead and salmon of Ontario. A guide who has guided over 2500 anglers over the last 20 years and who has spent an average of 220 days on the water some years.

 The author and guide, Graham Bristow, knows these rivers and how to fish them better than just about anyone in the world and you would be hard pressed to find a more well round and knowledgeable river angler and guide in Ontario. Graham has also fished just about every steelhead and trout river flowing into Lake Ontario, Georgian Bay,  and Lake Huron and a few Lake Erie rivers too.

You may have seen Graham at the many speaking engagements and seminars he has done, at trade shows, on Fishing TV shows, or in the multiple fishing books and magazines. At one time, for over 10 years Graham was also recognized as the top musky guide on Georgian Bay and has likely guided more clients to big Georgian Bay muskies than any guide.

 

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Graham with the crew from the New Fly Fisher TV show

Graham has been privileged to have fished with many other pro anglers, Guides, TV personalities and other exceptional river anglers.

To make this website even better, Graham’s knowledge is also combined with the knowledge and help from many of his fishing buddies and guide friends, and it’s all free on here for you.

Graham is seen here with host Bill Spicer and Mark Melnyk from the TV shows “Guided” and “The New Fly Fisher”  Check out the shows below.

Check Out Graham On TV Fishing For Ontario Trout And Steelhead

FISHING FOR BIG BROWNS

Watch as Colin from the New Fly Fisher Show and Graham explore the Credit River in search of it’s big elusive brown trout.

FISHING FOR FALL STEELHEAD

Watch Graham as he teaches Bill Spicer how to catch fall steelhead on the Nottawasaga River.

FISHING FOR SPRING STEELHEAD

Bill Spicer and Mark Melnyk take a boat trip with Graham on the lower Credit river for some spring time steelhead.

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