What to Bring for Fishing Vacations

· Sleeping bag
· Passport or U.S. Passport Card
· Bath towel, washcloth and kitchen towel
· Clothing for any temperature (hot or cold)
· First Aid kit
· Coastguard approved lifejackets
· Gloves for early spring or late fall
· Rain gear & waterproof footwear
· Fishing gear and tackle
· Landing net
· Weigh Scale and fillet knife
· Food for housekeeping
· Drinking Water
· Beer, booze and mix
· Toileties
· Personal medications
· Sunscreen and lip balm (15 SPF or better)
· Flashlight (Waterproof is best)
· Sunglasses & hat
· Camera and film (please send copies of big fish to us for our photo galleries)
· Paper products such as paper towels and napkins
· Bug repellent (10% DEET or better) & bug coils
· GPS or compass can come in handy
· Mosquito Coils
· Lighter or matches
· Spare set of vehicle & boat keys

Fishing Licenses:

Please Note: Fishing licenses would have to be picked up on your way through Wawa, Chapleau, Sudbury or you can buy on-line.

Wawa - Young's General Store
111 Mission Road
Wawa, ON, Canada
P0S 1K0
Phone: (705) 856-2626

Sudbury - Ramakko's Adventure Store
125 Loach's Road
Sudbury, ON, Canada
P3E 2P8
Phone: (705) 522-8889
Web: www.ramakkos.com

Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry Chapleau
190 Cherry Street,
Chapleau, Ontario
P0M 1K0
Phone: (705) 864-1710

Required Boat Safety Gear:

If you bring your own boat, Ontario water safety regulations require your boat to be equipped with the following items. There is a good chance you will be stopped for a boat safety check:

· Anchor and rope
· Paddles
· Bailing tin
· Non-projectile signaling device such as an air-horn or whistle
· Coastguard approved lifejackets
· Waterproof flashlight with good batteries in the flashlight
· A 30-foot rope with a floatation device attached to the end for rescue situations

Ontario Boating Regulations for Children:

· Children under 12 years of age must wear a life jacket at all times
· No one under the age of 16 can operate a PWC (personal watercraft).
· No one under the age of 12, who is not being directly supervised (by someone over the age of 16), may operate a vessel with more than 10 hp.
· No one between the age of 12 and 16, who is not being directly supervised (by someone over the age of 16), may operate a vessel with more than 40 hp.

Pleasure Craft Operator Card:

· As of Sept. 15, 2009. all rersident powerboat operators must obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
· Non-residents do not need a Boat Operators Card unless they are in Ontario for more than 45 days.