My story

Getting to know Canada

Hi there! My name is Marc. I am a Romanian immigrant currently based in Manitoba, Canada, where I moved back in 2010. I have decided to start this community blog so that I can help other immigrants with useful information about moving to Canada, moving here, and all the documentation one may need in order to get prepared for everything. Since I made the decision of moving to another corner of the world, I’ve discovered that Canada offers lots of places to go fishing to. This is, in fact, one of my all-time favorite pastimes whenever I have some spare time on my hands. I’ll try to cover all my fishing experiences in the hopes that they will assist other beginning anglers such as myself.


I come from a rather traditional family, and my parents would have expected me to stick nearby and try to make it on my own back in Romania. However, my character is anything but traditional, in that I like experimenting with new places, new people, and even tasting new dishes and specialities whenever I have the chance. Over time, I’ve traveled to France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Italy. I ended up traveling to Canada because I have some relatives here who immigrated to the country before the 1990s. I had nothing to lose when I came here, and soon enough I found that Canadians are friendly and warm and will always treat you respectfully as long you do the same.


I also like the local cuisine and have tried my best to cook the fish I was able to catch in Manitoba. Whenever I have the opportunity, I will upload some recipes and talk about how an angler can make a mini-masterpiece out of an apparently uninteresting fish. I’ll make sure to give you all the detail with regard to the places I’ve gone fishing and about the catches I’ve managed to get over there. Manitoba has over eighteen species of game fish, and some of the most interesting ones are pike, trout, and goldeye.


There are various small fish that can be targeted, as well, as the place is packed with creeks and streams and many lakes, as well. Ice fishing is another popular technique in these parts, and it’s the only one where it is legal to use two rods instead of one, as would be the case with typical angling. Manitoba has some of the cleanest waters out there, which is why there have been few cases where fish were reported to contain traces of mercury.


Given the fact that I would like this to be a community blog, I urge you to leave comments and interact with me as much as you wish. I’ll be sure to answer your questions as soon as I get to them.

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