Fly Fishing Alberta's Bow River

September 19, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

In The New York Times, Chris Santella writes about the fishing around Calgary, Canada, a city, as the title says, “Where Trout Fishing Does Not Go to Die.” According to Santella, it’s a story as much about the impact of a city’s wastewater treatment as it is about the attractive lifestyle available to residents. “In Calgary, it is not inconceivable to hook the trout of a lifetime during your lunch break and be back at the office in time to lead the 2 p.m. work-in-progress update meeting. The infusion of nutrients into the Bow’s clean, cold water from Calgary’s two wastewater treatment plants — Fish Creek and Bonnybrook — are most responsible for elevating the river to blue-ribbon status.”