Festival de la Mi-Carême 2022
Next Date: Mar 20, 2022
A two hundred year old festival that celebrates dance, music and the Acadian culture. During Mi-Carême many people, called les mi-carêmes,...
Join the Cheticamp River Salmon Association for a fun introductory fly fishing workshop with a master fly casting instructor.
The Cheticamp River Salmon Association (CRSA) is partnering with Master Fly Casting Instructor Lewis Hinks, who will be joining the CRSA’s President Rene Aucoin, to offer introductory fly casting workshops in Cheticamp, Cape Breton. Cape Breton’s rivers attract anglers from across the globe, and these workshops will provide an introduction to the exciting world of sport fishing. Participants will learn the basics of fly fishing, with instruction and hands-on learning experiences with tying fishing knots and techniques for casting in various conditions. No prior experience is required in order to participate in the workshops. All that is needed is comfortable clothing, sunglasses or safety glasses (to provide protection for participants’ eyes), and an interest in having a unique and exciting experience.
Lewis Hinks has over 40 years of fly fishing experience, and has been teaching fly casting for the last eight years. While Lewis enjoys introducing beginners to the sport, he also looks forward to opportunities to provide feedback and coaching to experienced anglers. Rene Aucoin grew up fishing on the Cheticamp River and given that he loves to share his passion for the sport, Rene also recently became certified as a fly casting instrutor and has been partnering with Lewis to provide workshops and casting instruction across Nova Scotia. Participants can sign up for a half day workshop (morning and afternoon options available). Workshops will take place on July 27 (rain date of July 28). For more information on this event, contact the Cheticamp River Salmon Association at [email protected].
Come experience fly fishing in Cape Breton and get hooked with us!
Shannon MacMullin is a Gàidhlig learner, singer and storyteller; a community educator, and the Cultural Experiences Co-ordinator at Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village. She loves dancing, making beauty in the world & bringing people together.
The Cape Mabou Highlands should be on everybody’s list. It’s not your typical tourist route and the trail offers dramatic vistas over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. You can get your heart pumping or take a leisurely stroll through remnants of Acadian old