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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta S AN IDEAL SPOT (1) Fishing for a big one in 40 ft. water. Fishing at Lake Cha- pleau. (3) Breakfast at Sunrise on Lac 3laue. In camp at noon for areat. (6) The Guide at the Dip Net. (6) Starting off after a Portaje. (7) Green Lake Camp. ,____ "T (8) The Chapleau: Club, .Laivrentian Mountains. (9) Guide Gregory, one of the best guides in Canada, trolling. i (10) A likely spot on Lac Rock, in the Laureiitiana. (11) Fly Fishing in the Laureirtians. i If tbcre la one place in Canada where fiehing !s good, not only wod but reliable, It la the Laureutlao Mountains, and especially those ttnns lying o( Montreal, along the Labelle line of the C.P.R., run- ning froni Montreal to Mont Laurlor. The district Is the natural home of the speckled trout, and has been famed for century or more for Ita good fishing. While It Is more famous for "truite rouge" as the J'rench Canadians call the trout, these who have a taste for the iMsly bass can find where this ;injoy Dsk abound, while other lease- mem- bars of the finy Iribo arc abundant. But after all It is the speckled trout or the ba-is that most good nfiermra want, both for (heir sport- ing qualities, and for their other beauties when broiled over a camp flre r.lth a bit of bacon they make a raeal to delight tie heart of any rea- sonable man, let alone ft hungry fisherman. One great advantage of this fishing iiatrict Is its accesalbillly.soaie pj lakes boins closs to the Mil- way that one can step the cars Into; a.caspe and-be fighinK ivitilu fifteen r minutes from leaving the train. There are few auch fishing lakea anywhere with equal pos- sibilities for getting to tliem within a couple of hours. Hy leaving the Montreal station on the morning train it is possfMe .to set to ever, the most distant point In the lisSing sec- tions of the by noou. Many of the lakes'are preserved as private property by fishing clubs, but there are hundreds ol others that are free to any fisherman of the Province of Quebec, while, a Email fee has to paid for the.privilege by visitors from other countries. The fishing lakes begin at Sbawbridge, at the foothills of the and continue some 75 miles or move, to Mont Laurier. past the height of land, where the v.aton of the lakes hurry down (he to the Gatlneau .valley. Throfelj this extensive district every liin'd of fishing can be had. The onthusiaslie nslicrfljan, ivho loves to whip the" streams for brook tronl, tan find streams and little lato.i where iie'can cast Ms flies reasonable certainty of a.good cntch. Tbc more leisurely fislicrmrtn who prffers to net to SMiio.Eliady point still fish froiri his boat can get every kind of this sport he wante, while. In the larger lakes there are pler.ly of big- ger fish, both aqu.ire tails and'laKa trout, which trn caught by trolling. It one kind of fishing does not work lie other can be tried, amf It Is ex- ceptional secure a failure If end Soe.i to the right plate. Of course cohie of the more easy lakes have pretty ivell KF.lie.il out, owlnjr to the determined nisa- ncr in which the net- ted the fpeckled trout for market. This practice has been In somo ex- lent slopped by the work of game wardens and of Quebec Pish and Association, but It is far loo prevalent. Tu counter- act this spawn and fry have been Placed in many of the lakes by the Provincial hatcheries, with conaider- Kturtinfr at Shawbridcc, on the line, thcra.ls Lake Kcho, tor years.jcnownod'for Us trout fishing, which has recently been spawned The fifhinj thircr good, and' If guarded' against net poachers should soon.hj..racellent. The' r.ext point Ig Val! tho lake offers oc-i castonal spoi-f, bat is too depleted (a make fishing attracUre to ths visitor, unless he drrrcs Jar back from tie. At Ste. Agathe there is excellent fishing all around.the district, on such lakea as Lac Longue, Lac Drulu and Lac Manilou. The latter lake is 6 miles back from Sle. Asatbe, with: a beautiful drive, while there arc many One cummer homes and club- housea on the lake. i A few miles further np the line St. Faustin, with a little squarn lake' close to the which has given splendid fisting for many years past.) Four o-unvo miles farther bach aro Lac Canoe and Lac Superieur, bot'J easily reached by Trailing rigs, whoaa drivers can give the fisherman clU sorls of useful makes it worth their while. i Vour miles further along IB Mo--' rison, which Is liltle known io tourists, but for those who like to wlilp tlie creeks and rivers for brook: trout Iherc Is no belter places. Fur- ther back there are a number'of lit- tle likes, where there is excellent Hshing. v Then comes St. Jovlte, with" a num. her of good Ip.kes, to be reached byj driving, and Mont Tremblanl, with Lac Trem'alunt, some eight miles loner, a deep lake, with fino troll and sill! fishing. j Probably Ihc best sport along th9 wno.e line .can be secured Labclle. Here thera are move good lakes thsri can Mentioned, such as Uc Caribou, .c Wade, Dig Lake Labelle-, Laka Custor, all within an easy drive of Conception, and any one of them pretty sure to afford good sport1 PnSl Ufcellc Is Lac Magazln, hard to get nt. but the belief nporl for llml. Then comes Annunciallon, with l.ac 5'anuctte ten miles back, j with excellent sport of all kinds for I I tie fisherman prepared to take Ilia' tent and camping outfit Further up In Nomlntngne oiia of the bluest lakes of tho nTlh country, and nsh to match the mostly caught trolling. Further north, on the Ottawa valley slojw there Is any amount of good JiETiln- akcs, but not many find it nectssarv to jd farlher linn N'omlntnijiic tr, get as much fishing an fs good fo- The great advantage ol the dislric. is not only Its easy .access, anrt'thii ease with which rigs and be secured, but the possibility to get comfortable accommodation nlrnoii eyerywhere, J r-f P, ;