WRA Recommended Checklists
Pack the “Essentials” and be prepared for minor injuries, sudden weather changes or delays. Bring your personal flotation devices (PFDs) or inflatable lifejackets. Canadian law requires boats to be equipped with a federally approved PFD or lifejacket of an appropriate size for each person on board. PFDs must be a jacket not a floating seat cushion or ski belt. It is recommended that lifejackets be worn at all times while in the boat.
Ontario law requires that all boat operators – who live in Ontario – complete a boat safety training course and carry a certificate on the water to prove it. Guests, will also be required to have this training and we provide it. Your trip planners will take 15 minutes to give you the required instruction, and along with your fishing license, outdoor card, you will carry your proof of training from us.
- socks / underwear
- pants / shorts
- t-shirts / sweatshirts
- outer jackets / vests (mid-weight jacket for summer / heavy- weight coat for spring and fall)
- gloves / hats
- rubber boots / hikers
- sandals / tennis shoes
- fishing hat
- rain gear
- fishing rods & reels
- life jacket / PFD (mandatory)
- fish stringer & fillet knife
- fish finder
- tackle box with tackle and landing
- net needle nose pliers / hook-outs
- jaw spreader
- spare spools & simple tool kit
- fishing gloves reel / rod repair kit
- minnow net & bucket
- boat cushion
- Rifle or,
- Bow & Arrows
- Meat saw
- Warm clothing
- Long underwear
- Rope, come-along
- Boots, hip waders
- Large Game bags
- sleeping bag & pillow
- sheets / blankets to cover mattress
- washcloth and towels
- hand / dish soap
- dish cloths / tea towels / sos pads
- water purification tablets
- paper towel / toilet paper
- first aid kit
- cooler / ice chest for fish
- ziploc bags for fish
- small chainsaw
- garbage bags
passport & birth certificate / ontario outdoors card (if you fished ON last season) / prescription medications
credit cards / cash / tooth brush, deodorant, soap, shaving, toiletries, etc. / sunglasses & chap stick
camera / electronics / wooden matches / batteries / pocket knife / insect repellant / sunscreen / lantern / flashlight
Checklist of basic Food items you may wish to include on your list
fresh meat / chicken milk / eggs / potatoes / onions / bacon / luncheon meats / cheese
fresh fruit / pancake mix / syrup cookies / candy / chips / popcorn/pretzels
canned vegetables / fruits / coffee / creamers / sugar cereal / peanut butter / jelly / honey ￼
oil / butter / fish batter mix / flour / bread / hamburger buns / salt / pepper / ketchup / mustard / mayo
Helpful Information & Tips
- Pack your groceries in small boxes- NOT bags. Bags make loading the aircraft very difficult. Use your bathroom scale to help you keep within your weight restriction.
- We suggest you use rod cases or break down your rods to avoid breakage. No hooks on the rods please.
- Fishing and hunting licences are to be pre-ordered on the attached confirmation form.
- Non-resident over 19 years of age are allowed to enter Canada with one (1) 40oz bottle of alcohol or one case of 24 beer per person without duty charges. Should you exceed this, it is advisable to declare the excess at Customs and you may be charged duty.
- It is illegal for non-residents to bring any type of live bait across the border except for nitecrawlers that are packed in commercial bedding – NOT DIRT.
- One (1) case of pop.soda or beer cans weighs 25 lbs.
- One (1) case of bottles beer weighs 33 lbs.
- Some guests purchase chlorine tablets and boil their water at camp to save on weight.
- Smaller totes, coolers and duffels are highly recommended for packing in the aircraft.
- Please do not forget your passport and outdoors card (if obtained last year).