Dan Ellis – Ontario
Dan is avid angler both recreationally & on the tournament scene. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, and spending time with his family. Some of his accolades include 2021 BassFreaks Casey Irvine Champion, 2021 Fatt Bass Georgian Bay Summer Slam Champion.
April Willis – Manitoba
April started fishing at a young age with her dad, targeting rainbow trout in the Duck Mountains of Manitoba. April is now a seasoned multi-species angler that most enjoys targeting bass, panfish, trout, and walleye. Her “bucket list” experience would be to land a rooster fish on her fly rod!
YouTube: April Dawn Willis
Gavin Gerrits – Ontario
Gavin has grown up in Southern Ontario and likes to mainly target Bass, Walleye, Steelhead, Salmon and Panfish. He started fishing at 2 years old and was immediately hooked on the sport. He has since started upgrading all his gear and started targeting new species, anything from fly fishing for trout to throwing big bucktails and swimbaits for Pike and Muskie. Watch out for him in the tournament scene shortly!
YouTube: Gavin’s Outdoor Adventures
Melissa Lindsay – Manitoba
Melissa didn’t grow up fishing but it quickly became her passion. It’s hard for her to pick a favorite species to to target, Melissa calls herself a multi species angler. She loves variety, implementing different techniques and exploring Manitoba. You can find her on the ice, in the boat or kayak or on the river bank. But what she’s grown to love the most is sharing her passion with others and encouraging, educating and inspiring new people, to get involved in the sport of fishing.
Raul Garcia – Saskatchewan
Raul is originally from Mexico but moved to Canada in 2009 with his wife. He’s the proud father of two young outdoorsmen (Sonny & Oscar) and they love to get out and enjoy nature as much as possible! Raul’s passion for fishing all started when he received a rod/reel combo as an anniversary gift from his wife and he’s barely put it down since!
Maddi M – Ontario
“I grew up in Toronto and come from a family that isn’t very outdoorsy, but was fortunate enough to have a cottage for a few years on Georgian Bay where I could explore the outdoors and have my first fishing experiences. While I always had a passion for the outdoors and animals, it wasn’t until my twenties I truly fell in love with fishing and moved to Lake Simcoe where I was able to fish as much as possible and start ice fishing. Since then, I’ve been addicted and haven’t stopped chasing after new species and new experiences on the water or the ice. While I’m still relatively new to the sport, I’ve been fortunate enough to have met some great people along the way that have helped me gain knowledge and provided me with some of my best memories. I love the connection to the outdoors and friendships fishing has provided for me, and whether I’m jigging for Lakers or flipping for Largies in the summer, hitting the river for trout or chasing walleyes in the spring and fall, or on the hard water in the winter, I’m always happy when I’m fishing!
Chris Bertrand – Quebec
Chris absolutely loves the outdoors and spends all his spare time fishing. His favorite species to target is Smallmouth Bass and enjoys the challenge of finding them from spring to fall as water temps vary and the fight is an absolute blast. In the winter months, Chris switches gears and you can him on the hardwater from December to March where he runs Magnum’s Ice Huts!
URL: Magnum’s Ice Huts
Meaghan Nicole – Ontario
“I’m a Professional Fish and Wildlife Technician, with a particular passion for fishing. I’ve been fishing since I was about 4 years old and I’ll be fishing as long as I can still hold a rod! I love targeting different species and figuring out what makes them tick. My educational background plays a steep role in my interest in fish behaviour and habitat which I feel can definitely help me while on the ice, in a boat or on shore! You can also find me actively IDing birds from my kayak while waiting for the next big bite!”
Aaron Case – Ontario
Aaron hails from Manitoulin Island —the largest freshwater island in the world— located in north Lake Huron. Manitoulin boasts some of the best fishing in Canada and Aaron does it all, with his ultimate favourite fish to target being Walleye and Salmon. Come hardwater season, you can find Aaron targeting just about everything, big or small.
Breanne Schellenberg – Manitoba
“Happiest when outdoors, I pride myself on being an avid outdoors woman. I have loved fishing for as long as I can remember, but recently have a newfound joy in being able to bring my kids along on fishing trips, and seeing them enjoy fishing just as much as my husband and I do. The time spent outdoors doing something you love is never wasted, and getting to do that with the people you love is absolutely priceless.”
Brayden Degagne – BC
Brayden is a proud father of 2 who grew up in Ontario and fished a lot as a child. After moving to Vancouver Island in 2020 his passion was rekindled and hasn’t looked back since. Brayden plans to make the jump into competitive fishing in 2022! Brayden enjoys targeting Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass, Salmon, Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout
Christine Lapeer – Ontario
Christine is originally from Kingston, Ontario where she grew up right on Lake Ontario targeting bass with her father. She is now a multi species angler who fishes year round for competition, fun and therapy. Christine is the creator of a program called Mindful Fishing that focuses on exposing more First Responders to the therapeutic benefit of fishing. She is also active participant in the Bass Tournament scene, competing in Shootout Fishing League, as well as a solo competitor with Kingston Avid Anglers (first woman to join the club).
Her favourite time of year is the winter where she gets to target her favourite species, Crappie.
Scotty Berrey – Ontario
“Fishing for me is a passion like nothing else . Growing up I always fished . At 10 years old I would go out in a tin boat all day long . That transpired into me getting into tournaments as I got older . As time went on I’ve worked hard to sharpen my skills and become more well rounded on the water . I’ve put lots of time on the water doing so . It’s paid off big time for angling side along with product relationships with companies in the industry . I’ve been able to win a fair amount of tournaments and built great friendships through out the industry. I look forward to many more years working with great people and constantly learning more tips and tricks to put bigger fish in the boat.”
Tristen Harms – Manitoba
“I’m Tristen, a chef and mental health support worker and currently live in southern Manitoba. Much like many others, my introduction to fishing came about with my grandpa at our family cottage. As an adult I drifted away from angling, but rediscovered the joy it brings when I started fishing with my father again in the winter of 2020. Over the last 12 months I’ve learned everything I could about fishing, have targeted channel cats all the way to lake trout, learned to fly fish, operate a boat and generally enveloped myself into the fishing lifestyle. Hard water is what I’m truly keen for however, targeting my favourite species crappie, trout and walleyes. I’m proud to represent TNB, and am looking forward to sharing my growth and success as an angler with you all.”
Choya Fraser – Ontario
Fishing was a way of life having been born and raised on the shores of Georgian Bay. Choya was a multi species angler at a young age. If it swam he targeted it. If he wasn’t fishing he was reading magazines on the latest techniques or watching and learning from the fresh water pros on TV or at seminars. A recreational and tournament angler for over 35yrs has allowed him to help promote the sport to young anglers and teach them easy and fun techniques that help put the odds in their favor. An angler of all seasons, from Pan fish to Musky, Bass to Salmon he enjoys them all. What he enjoys most is watching his two children carry on his enthusiasm for the sport. He is a proud member of Team Canada Pro and is excited about the innovation that TNB has shown in a short period of time.
Veronique Venne & Danielle Filion – Ontario
“We both grew up in Northern Ontario and we are still in the area. We’ve been fishing since we were able to hold a rod and never stopped! We met a few years ago and our first weekend getaway was an off grid camping adventure. Our favorite fishing trips are random remote lakes. We consider ourselves multi species anglers but we still have alot of species to add to our list! V’s favorite species to target is Pike and Danielle can’t pick just one, hers are walleye and trout. If we’re not fishing, you can be sure to find us doing anything outdoors!”
Tyler Warner – Ontario
Growing up fishing in Kawartha’s since he was a little boy, Tyler has spent the majority of his summers bass fishing. He has a huge passion for kayak fishing and has multiple top ten finishes on the Ontario Kayak Bass Trail (OKBT). In the winter he enjoys ice fishing for Crappie and Perch. Tyler also enjoys getting his two children out fishing when he can.
Sarah Delyea – Ontario
“Born and raised in Southern Ontario. Due to my father being an avid outdoorsman, I only knew fishing, hunting and the great outdoors growing up. I started going on fishing adventures in the back of my dad’s Blazer with a play pen inside the truck to a little girl who was daddy’s little helper to now presently, living for the weekends/spare time that I get to fish with my family!
I love to target multi species all year round, but mainly focus on Jumbo Perch, Black Crappie, Walleye, Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Splake, Pike, and Whitefish/Lakers in the winter through the ice! As time progresses through the year, we like to move onto our next targeted species! I always love to try new lakes, new techniques as the game is forever changing but each day is a different memory in its own way which will always last a lifetime! There is never a bad day on the water, there is always something positive to take home at the end of your trip!”
Brian Johnston – Ontario
“Just because I’m passionate about it, doesn’t mean I’m good at it.” – unknown
This quote I’ve actually stuck at the console of my past bass boats as a reminder to be humble and check-in with myself. I grew up fishing with my dad mostly on the ice. In summer of 2015, My life long friend Ben took me out “flipping” for largemouth. It blew my mind and was the stepping stone to a very bad addiction. But, alot of positive, life changing milestones happened outside of fishing from being passionate for the sport. I fish club and smaller scale tournaments and plan to go give CSFL tournaments a try. On the water from ice out chasing Crappies, To the bitter end of November chasing wintering smallmouth and largemouth. Winter, im drilling holes on the ice for crappies and walleyes.”