Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association President Rob Walton

Lawrence holding a pike

Pure Fishing’s General Manager of Canadian Operations, Rob Walton, is the new president of the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association and the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation. Listen to Rob’s conversation with Lawrence Gunther about the role of industry to support conservation, sponsor anglers, give voice to public fisheries across Canada, and promote the mental and physical health benefits of fishing to the ever-growing number of people learning to fish. Rob also speaks candidly about on-going advocacy and public outreach initiatives on this episode of The Blue Fish Radio Show:

About the CSIA/ CNSF:

The Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association and Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation are non-profit organizations comprised of manufacturers, retailers, distributors and sales agencies dedicated to the promotion and protection of recreational fishing in Canada. The CSIA is dedicated to preserving Canada’s angling heritage. The Board of Directors, volunteers and staff of the CSIA / CNSF work hard to ensure that Canadians have ample recreational fishing opportunities and that fish populations are managed to sustainable levels. Programs include National Fishing Week, Catch Fishing, Keep Canada Fishing, and Bob Izumi’s Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days.

List of Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association Directors:

Rob Walton (President) Pure Fishing
Bill Scullion (Secretary/Treasurer) Shimano Canada
Steve Dorey Big Rock Sports
David Neill Normark Inc.
Kevin O’Shea Cabela’s
Dave Johnston The Fishin’ Hole
Aaron Newnham SAIL Canada
Mark Stiffel Brecks
Marc Iafolla Canadian Tire Corporation
Patrick Walsh Outdoor Group Media