Port Colborne stars in popular TV fishing show for two episodes

Port Colborne has been rocked by a well-known fishing-focused TV show. .

In its 23rd season, ‘Fish TV’, North America’s ‘first fishing destination show’, will highlight the world-class fishing Port Colborne is known for to visitors and residents alike, a press release said. from the city.

The city’s economic development department has partnered in the initiative with Niagara Region, Outdoor Entertainment Media and Niagara’s South Coast, a tourism association for Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Fort Erie.

Show hosts Jeff Chisholm and Ron James hauled their gear south from Niagara on August 22 and spent three days on Lake Erie catching walleye and smallmouth bass.

They also spent time ashore exploring Port Colborne’s Sugarloaf Marina, historic West Street and downtown, the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum, the Farmers’ Market and Nickel Beach.

“Collaborating with ‘Fish TV’ goes beyond simply bringing back the trophy fish,” Mayor Bill Steele said in the statement. “It also shows what there is to experience in Port Colborne before and after fishing.

“We want Port Colborne to remain a priority for anglers, but at the same time let them know that their families and loved ones will also enjoy visiting here,” he said.

Port Colborne’s popularity among anglers peaked in 2013 when the town won the title of World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town.

Ten years later, Port Colborne still draws hundreds of boats to its marina and boat launch each year for premier fishing adventures on Lake Erie, the city said.

The town also hosts annual fishing events, including the Budweiser CanAm Walleye Challenge and the Big Bass Champion.

Organizers interested in holding a derby or tournament in Port Colborne can contact city staff to learn about an available grant program that supports fishing events with “economic value,” the city said.

The first of two 30-minute episodes of Port Colborne will premiere in December, and the second will be released during the 2023 season of “Fish TV.”

The show airs in North America on the Global Television Network, OLN, Cottage Life, Totally Entertaining, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network and Wild TV Network.

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