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What you should bring


Mark Walters

Visiting from the USA ?

Residents of the USA can operate a boat in Canada for 45 days without a boater's license.

Compulsory equipment for your boat which you should bring:

A life jacket for every person in your group. The life jackets must have the Department of Transport or Coast Guard approval label.

A flashlight for each boat.


Please bring also the following items:

Food for a week. We suggest that buy your food at home. That will be cheaper and easier for you. Visitors from the U.S.A. can bring two weeks worth of food through customs duty free. If you run short during the week you can buy groceries here. There are a super market and two convenience stores in Chapleau. Freeze your meat before you start out and put all of your frozen goods into one good airtight cooler. It will stay frozen till you get here.

bucket
Fishing equipment including landing net and fillet knife. Consider bringing for each boat a large plastic bucket for keeping fish while you are in the boat. Many a nice catch is lost because a stringer broke or a clip opened up. The buckets can do double duty as containers on your trip to and from Chapleau.

bucket
Sun lotion and a broad-brimmed hat to avoid sunburn

First aid kit

Ziplock bags for packing fish

Rain gear

Bath soap

Towels and face clothes

Toilet tissue

Coffee filters (any type will do)

Dish towels, dish cloth, dish soap and scrub pads

Paper towels for kitchen use

Kitchen type trash bags (with ties). Large bags when full are too heavy for our staff. We suggest that you hang a kitchen bag from the hook which we have in the kitchen for that purpose. When full, just put the bag in the garbage can outside the door. Garbage pickup is daily.


To save your back, avoid packing excessively heavy coolers and boxes


navlight (13K)
If you want to fish after dark please bring a clamp-on navigation light. Our fishing boats are not equipped for night-time use

Please look here to see what we supply


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