“Let Them Go, Let Them Grow”
Canvas Print Series
Catch and release fishing is vital in securing the future of our fisheries. Throughout the year, I will be releasing high quality canvas prints featuring various species of fish as they’re being released back into the water. The prints will be available for purchase in 2 sizes. 10% of proceeds will be donated to the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters. The prices below are in Canadian dollars and include shipping to anywhere in Canada or the United States. Please use the contact form below to order a print or inquire. If you are outside of Canada and the United States, I’d be happy to discuss shipping options. Please note that the ‘SheLovesToFish.com’ text will not be present on prints and prices are in Canadian dollars. Thank you for your support!
Prints are .75″ thick on a wooden frame and come in the following sizes:
20″ x 16″ – $125.00
40″ x 30″ – $150.00
Image #1 – Smallmouth Bass Release
About this photo: This image was taken in the Ottawa Valley region in early September 2014. Although I have many release shots of various species taken over the years, this image is my favourite. This beautiful smallmouth was so brilliantly coloured, I’m still in awe. I caught this fish while sharing the day aboard my first Alumacraft Boat, Ruby, with a couple friends. The pectoral fin poking out of the water looks as if this smallmouth is waving goodbye before swimming off. “Let them go, let them grow”.
Image #2 – Personal Best Black Crappie
About this photo: This image was also taken in the Ottawa Valley region in April 2016. I spotted this crappie while shore fishing as it was holding on a submerged stump. This fish got my heart pumping like no panfish ever has, and I just had to get a shot at catching it. It took some time for me to work this fish into a bite and it is the first panfish to ever give me the shakes once I landed it! It measured at nearly 14-inches long! I wrote about this experience in my Kingston Whig Standard column here. It is always rewarding releasing any fish, but this one holds a special memory. Such a vibrant fish!
Image #3 – Northern Pike On My Home Water
I caught this fish while on a recent trip on my home water, the Napanee River. I have a lot of memories over the years from experiences out on this body of water. Prior to having my own boat, I fished with friends here. Eventually I purchased my own watercraft, a kayak. And now I’m a boat owner and enjoy taking friends and family out on the River. This northern pike had such big gorgeous head that I just had to have a photo of it being released. I wonder if this is a fish I caught in the past, perhaps when it was much smaller? It’s rewarding watching a fish like this swim away to live on and be caught again.
Check back soon for new prints! Please note that any of my photos can be purchased (as long as I have ownership of the image). Thank you!