Port Alberni – The Ultimate Fishing Town

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Canadian community more passionate about fishing than Port Alberni, and right now they’re in a race to be named Canada’s Ultimate Fishing Town.

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Photo: water_sss on Flickr

The World Fishing Network is holding a nation-wide contest based on a voting system. The winning town will receive a $25,000 community donation to be used for enhancement initiatives. With steelhead, sockeye, chinook, coho salmon, halibut, ling cod and rock fish, there’s no shortage of abundance in the waters around Vancouver Island’s protected inlet town.

Voting ends in little more than five days, so get your vote in now and help bring some much-needed funds to the community of Port Alberni.

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2 Comments on “Port Alberni – The Ultimate Fishing Town

  1. Having nothing against Port Alberni, I tried to vote for Steveston (and then Richmond) only to find out that neither made the cut. Yet.. Surrey did. Umm.. I’m not exactly sure, but where does one go fishing in Surrey? On the Fraser with rod & reel? Meh..

  2. To make the cut or list, someone had to nominate your town for THE ULTIMATE FISHING TOWN, which someone did, and the rest of the town sent pictures/videos/stories about fishing in our area and why we should be considered for this prize. Sorry that no one in your town did this, but that is why some towns/citys/areas are not on there. Hope this information helps. If you ever get to Port Alberni, please check out all the fishing areas/fishermen/women and stories, and please join us labour day weekend for our annual fishing derby, I am an Albernian, but still it is a great weekend indeed, check out for yourself! HAGD

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