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Fishing the Canadian Rockies 2nd Edition

an angler's guide to every lake, river and stream

by (author) Joseph Ambrosi

Hancock House
Initial publish date
Feb 2022
Fishing, General, Western Provinces
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price

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Fishing the Canadian Rockies 2nd Edition is an updated, revised and comprehensive guidebook to the lakes, rivers and streams of the Canadian Rockies. The area covered by Fishing the Canadian Rockies, extends from the Canada-U.S. border in the south, through Jasper, Switzer and Mt. Robson parks in the north. Both the Alberta and British Columbia sides of the Continental Divide through the Rockies are covered. Detailed descriptions with listings of over 1,200 lakes and rivers are included, plus over 650 colour photographs and 90 colour maps. Since its original publication in 2001, this book has long been considered to be the Angler’s Bible of fishing guides for the region. This new and updated version provides exhaustive coverage of the best fishing spots the area has to offer!

About the author

Joey Ambrosi (B.A., M.A., M.Des.) still enjoys life in the Canadian Rockies. Fishing and hiking continue to be his particular passions, although the hikes tend to be shorter and shorter. He has hiked over 22,000 kilometres in the Rockies and has personally visited and fished the vast majority of waters in this book. When not fishing, travel with his family is a favourite activity and he has been to many countries all around the globe. He has previously authored six books: Hiking Alberta’s Southwest, Fly Fishing the Canadian Rockies, The Courthouse, Hiking the Southern Rockies, Fishing the Canadian Rockies, and Southern Rockies Trail Guide. The author currently lives in Crowsnest Pass in the southern Rockies with his wife, Valerie.

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Editorial Reviews

"Joey Ambrosi of Blairmore has put more than 35 years of fly fishing experience into his latest book, Fishing the Canadian Rockies. The 240-page book covers every conceivable spot to fish in the Rockies - 1,200 to be exact - complete with maps, photos and just about everything you need to know about the lake or stream he's describing. I find the short text, which gives you a wealth of information, the maps, and the first-hand knowledge of the area to be the appeal of this book. Rather than a reading book, it becomes a reference guide to fishing success...or at least fishing pleasure. I think Ambrosi's book should be in every angler's library, or even in the camper for quick reference, or ready during non-fishing lulls in your trip."


  • - Garry Allison, Outdoors Writer, Lethbridge Herald