Welcome to my Focus on Fishing website. Focus on Fishing is part of amBASSador Angling Services, a small company I started in 1986. It encompasses all my freelance outdoor writing, photography, fishing courses, seminars, tournament fishing, guiding excursions, consulting, product field testing, corporate fishing events and of late my Hooked on Fishing video clips. Look for regularly updated articles and fishing information that will help you catch more fish and hopefully entertain you at the same time. Thanks for visiting and I hope you cast a line here often.
Wil Wegman
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Aurora Bassmasters Present Lake Simcoe Bass Tagging Research Report

For Immediate Release: Today the Aurora Bassmasters are proud to release and distribute a report on their Lake Simcoe Bass Tagging Research Project . This report was written by Steven Kerr (retired MNRF biologist and renowned science report writer) with assistance from Wil Wegman (conservation director for Aurora Bassmasters club). It summarizes the results of a five year (2006 – 2010) cooperative research project involving the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the Aurora Bassmasters. This project helped determine characteristics of bass (Micropterus spp.)  angled during eighteen different competitive fishing events on Lake Simcoe and or Lake Couchiching. These catch and release tournaments were comprised of smaller Bassmaster club tournaments, larger one day open events and even the three day Eastern Division B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship in 2009.

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Wil’s Five Tip’s For a More Productive and Safe Late Season Perch Bite

1) Accept Climate Change! It’s taken me awhile to accept that in my neck-of-the-woods (Lake Simcoe 40 minutes north of Toronto ON) late season ice is nothing like it used to be and there are no signs this will change anytime soon.

Wil Wegman inducted into the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame for 2017

Many of the who’s who of the Canadian sportfishing industry gathered at the International Centre in Mississauga this morning for the induction of the latest member in the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame. As well, the Rick Amsbury Award of Excellence and the Conservation Project of the Year honour were presented. All three awards are presented annually in conjunction with the popular Spring Fishing and Boat Show.

The Pros and Cons of a Jamaican ‘All-Inclusive Beach Resort Vacation’ – Without Fishing!

At Club-Hotel Riu Negril

Well, for decades I’ve listened to other people talk about their ‘all-inclusive-beach vacations’ without ever having experienced one myself but that all changed when we had an excuse to go to Jamaica for a wedding at Club Riu Negril in Jamaica. We (my wife Loretta, and oldest son Tyler- Izaak couldn’t make it.) flew out on my birthday (Nov 22) and returned 8 days later with some great memories under our belts.  Below is my review of the experience highlighting both the pros and cons of our vacation.

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Corporate Fishing Events

Is your company looking for something different to thank employees for all their hard work?  Are the typical golf outings or golf tournaments growing a little old? Are you and they ready for something new and exciting? Then why not consider a corporate fishing event, with Wil Wegman as your host and key organizer. More Info