Nueltin Lodges Celebrates 35 years of Catch and Release Trout Fishing

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Nueltin Lodges Has Ensured Populations of Fish in the Manitoba Region are Plentiful.

This year Nueltin Lodges is celebrating 35 years of participating in the Catch and Release Program. The Nueltin Fly-In wilderness area, located in Manitoba, Canada, has been protected by strong enforcement of the Catch-and Release policy. Dedicated efforts are made to ensure that the fish population is protected, while continuing to allow recreational fishing.

The Nueltin Lake area was the forerunner in promoting a safe catch-and-release program, beginning 35 years ago. Most everyone agrees that fishing opportunities should be available, but conservation is also important. In other words, fishermen should only take what they will use and safely release the others. This recreation area is the first official Canadian Live Release Only fishing area. The safe catch-and-release program advocates the use of single barbless hooks only for all fishermen. Instruction is available, so after a fish is caught fishermen can remove the hook without injuring the fish. Then, the fish can be released safely back into the waters. These efforts will ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing and other wilderness activities. This wilderness resort gives guests a wonderful wilderness experience including, comfortable accommodation, food, boats, and fishing equipment. In addition, transportation to this isolated area is provided.

Passionate and conscious outdoors adventurers have continued to visit Nueltin and find the most splendorous wildlife imaginable. There are thousands of miles of shoreline and many islands. In fact, many of the waterways have never had a fishing line thrown into them. The fishing season is June through August. Nueltin Lake Fly-In Lodges offers either a five-day or eight-day option for a visit to this scenic site for a wilderness experience.

There are five lodges and a number of cabins that are distributed around the large Nueltin Lake. One example is the Windy River Lodge. This lodge accommodates ten guests. It’s on the Arctic Tundra, so the weather is refreshingly cold, it has a desolate landscape, and the trout, pike and grayling are big and plentiful. A manager and chef are there to take care of everything. Aluminum boats are available. Another option is the remote cabins for those who really want to rough it. Four – six guests share a cabin. No chefs or managers here - you cook your own meals and do everything else your own way.

In addition to enjoying fishing at Nueltin Lake, guests can enjoy the wildlife in the area. Caribou, moose, black bear, wolves, eagles, lynx and a number of other species are seen often. Caribou meat is delicious and is served at the lodges. Bear or caribou hunts can be arranged.

Nueltin Lodges is a premier hunting and fishing resort nestled near the waters of the Nueltin Lake.Those interested in obtaining more information about the lodge, or those interested in making a reservation, may call 1-866-417-8366, or visit the resort’s website,

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Garry Gurke