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Pay-Dirt Angling

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950 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"Once it was gold that drew men to the Northwest Territories but now a new lure reaches out to men with a taste for adventure: trout 30 to 40 pounds, Arctic char, norther pike and grayling just as big. This film gives an glimpse of fishing in the land of the midnight sun. A party of fishermen fly to Edmonton and north again to some of the best fishing waters on the continent - Great Slave Lake, Great Bear Lake, Cambridge Bay - all just plane hops apart."


Canadian Travel and Wildlife Films Catalogue and Directory of Sources (1963), 11.

Online database National Film Board of Canada.
"This film follows a party of fishermen who fly by jet to Edmonton and north again to Great Slave Lake, Great Bear Lake, and Cambridge Bay, showing them as they catch trout, arctic char, northern pike, and grayling."

"Le film suit dans leurs déplacements un groupe de pêcheurs qui se rendent à  Edmonton en avion puis continuent vers les Territoires du Nord-Ouest où les eaux comptent parmi les plus poissonneuses du continent. Truites, ombles arctiques, brochets du Nord, ombles boréals abondent. Des pêches miraculeuses !"

National Film Board of Canada, Films by Other Producers Distributed in Canada by the National Film Board of Canada/Films de divers producteurs distribués au Canada par l’Office national du film du Canada (Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, c.1968), 5.
"This film follows a party of fishermen heading into the Northwest Territories for some of the continent's best fishing waters."

Crawley Films, Free Films: Sources of Free 16mm Sponsored Films in Canada Compiled and Published by Crawley Films (Ottawa: Crawley Films, April 1969): 39.
"Film on spectacular sport fishing in the Northwest Territories."