Country Pleasures
100, 10816 Macleod Tr. S. Calgary, Alberta, T2J 5N8
Phone: (403) 271-1016
Fax: (403) 271-5516

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River Reports

Let Country Pleasures keep you up to date with whats going on with the Bow River, Crowsnest River and High Country Rivers. Click on the links below to see the latest river reports.

You can also check out our guided trip packages listed to the right.

Bow River Report - September 21st, 2017

Bow River report

The weather in the last couple days has brought the BWOs on big time and there’s fish eating them! A mid-afternoon text from a guide on Wednesday says “Most heads I’ve seen since the flood”. There is also a lot of October Caddis kicking around so a big bug will work as well. Don’t be afraid to twitch and skate them a little.

As for the streamer and nymph fishing. other than a little dropper action using boatman type stuff under the big caddis, who cares! There’s rising fish and foam bug action out there people.

More and more Boatmen kicking around as well.


Hatches: October Caddis, BWO’s, Water Boatmen

Dry Flies: Trina’s October Caddis, Smoke Jumper-BWO #18, CDC Winged Emerger-BWO #18, Parachute Adams #20

Nymphs: B/H Prince Nymph, Morrish Anato-May, Tungsten Soft Hackle, Tung Dart-Black

Streamers: Skiddish Smolt, Kreelex Minnow, Bow River Bugger, Clouser Minnow

**Guide's Picks In Bold

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Crowsnest River Report – September 21st, 2017

Crowsnest River report

Low and clear. With this cooler weather one should expect some stellar BWO and Boatman fishing.



Hatches: Hoppers, Ants, BWO’s

Dry Flies: Smoke Jumper-BWO, CDC Winged Emerger-BWO, Quigleys Flag Ant, Point Guard Hopper

Nymphs: B/H Prince Nymph, Tung Stud, Tung Dart

Streamers: Silvey’s Sculpin Leech-Blk/Olv/Wht., Circus Peanut.

**Guide's Picks In Bold

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High Country River Report – September 21st, 2017

High Country River report

The forestry closure south of Hwy #532 was lifted a couple days ago so you can now go back into the Livingston and Upper Oldman. There are still closures in Waterton Park and the South Castle.

Please check the notice at for map and closure details.

As for a fishing report, no one has been up there since September 4 so stay tuned.


Hatches: Terrestrials, BWO’s

Dries: Parachute Adams, Point Guard Hopper, Quigleys Flag Ant

Nymphs: B/H Prince Nymph, Tung Stud, Tung Dart

Streamers: Ice Pick-Tan/Pearl, Silveys Sculpin Leech-White

**Guide's Picks In Bold

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Guided River Trips
Here is some details about our guided trips packages. Scroll down for details

Single Day Bow River Float Trip
    * lunch
    * snacks
    * non-alcoholic beverages

Each boat can accommodate two anglers. $525 (CDN) per boat.
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Multi- Day Bow River Float Trip
    * lunch
    * snacks
    * non-alcoholic beverages
Please contact the shop for more information on guiding/ lodging packages for multiple days.
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If you preffer you can also contact us by phone or visit the shop to book your trip.