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Old 04-02-2013, 12:42 PM
Wheelfisher Wheelfisher is offline
 
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Default Need help with "wheelchair friendly" fishing spots in Alberta

As my screen name suggests, I am in a wheelchair. I also like to fish. The trouble is, on a limited income itís a bit expensive to fire off to a body of water Iíve never been to, only to find I canít get close enough to wet a line. Iím wondering if the members of this forum would be willing to give me locations of fishable bodies of water (lakes, rivers, streams, trout ponds) that might be reasonably wheelchair accessible? I donít need it to be perfectly level/paved or specially built for a wheelchair Ė just not down a goat path or down a cliff somewhere (I can swim, but my chair canít Ė lol!). I intend this primarily for personal use, although I also have friends in a similar situation.

Feel free to IM me with any suggestions you have (Screenshots from Google Maps/Earth, or even GPS coordinates would be appreciated). Thank you for your help!
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:45 PM
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Where abouts are you in the province . I myself have some issues with how far I can walk and be on my feet due to an injury . I hunt them places out like no ones business .
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:03 PM
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I'm in Edmonton.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:13 PM
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PM sent to you both of you gentlemen
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:29 PM
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Carson Pegassus by whitecourt
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:37 PM
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x2...another great choice for sure!
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:49 AM
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I am also in a chair and have done a lot of searching. I could add the Vegreville trout pond to the list. Has trout as the name implies (and millions of tiny perch). You can drive all around it. PM me any time.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:54 AM
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It's a far drive from Edmonton but the red deer river by Mackenzie crossing has some flat spots that I'm sure would work for yah. Fish there are goldeye some walleye, and the ocassional pike.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:47 AM
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Thanks everybody that replied to my question - looks like I have a few more fishing spots to explore, once this *%@#!! snow and ice disappears. Cheers!
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:02 AM
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@ Jayhad & Sturgeonhound way to go boys!
Good luck wheelfisher can't wait to hear some of these stories
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:21 PM
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There is a Trout pond on Hwy 60 South of Devon and West of leduc. It is about 2KM north of the hwy60/39 intersection. The parking lot is 5 metres from the dock with no hilss or anything. The dock is floating however very sturdy. It would even be ok if you had a powered chair.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:36 PM
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i've fished with several guys in chairs. and the limiting factor seems to be the thin tires. unless from a boat.

fat tires will open up alot of spots.

tires like on this chair, really limit the spots. good luck! have fun!

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