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NOC Code: NOC Code: 6532a Occupation: Freshwater angling guides
Occupation Description: Occupation Description:
This profile was generated as part of an occupational standard. The NOC group to which it relates is "Outdoor Sport and Recreational Guides". Outdoor sport and recreational guides organize and conduct trips or expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists and resort guests. They are employed by private companies and resorts or may be self- employed. This profile was generated as part of an occupational standard. The NOC group to which it relates is "Outdoor Sport and Recreational Guides". Outdoor sport and recreational guides organize and conduct trips or expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists and resort guests. They are employed by private companies and resorts or may be self- employed.

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Essential Skills Essential Skills Levels
Reading Reading 1 2 3
Writing Writing 1 2
Document Use Document Use 1 2 3
Digital Technology Digital Technology 1
Oral Communication Oral Communication 1 2 3
Money Math Money Math 1 2
Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting 1 2 3
Measurement and Calculation Measurement and Calculation 1 2
Data Analysis Data Analysis 1 2
Numerical Estimation Numerical Estimation 1 2
Job Task Planning and Organizing Job Task Planning and Organizing 1 2 3
Decision Making Decision Making 1 2 3
Problem Solving Problem Solving 1 2 3
Finding Information Finding Information 1 2


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Reading
  • Read provincial angling guides to increase knowledge of local areas. (2)
  • Read industry magazines to promote professional development. (2)
  • Read training materials to learn new skills and knowledge. (2)
  • Refer to books to identify fish species, flora and fauna. (2)
  • Interpret legislation and regulations to comply with provincial (e.g., licensing, angling) and federal (e.g., Fisheries Act, Canada Customs) requirements. (3)
  • Search equipment manuals (e.g., motor) to follow manufacturers' instructions and troubleshoot mechanical problems. (3)
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Writing
  • Write notes to remember ideas and comments. (1)
  • Write supplies and equipment checklists to prepare for trips. (1)
  • Record data in government surveys to provide conservation information. (2)
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Document Use
  • Issue fishing licences to comply with legal requirements. (2)
  • Refer to pictures in angling guides and books to learn about local species of fish. (2)
  • Read tables in government reports to obtain conservation data such as creel counts and fish counts. (3)
  • Complete accident report forms to document incidents as required for legal or insurance purposes. (3)
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Digital Technology
  • Use computer-controlled equipment. For example, use fish finders. (1)
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Oral Communication
  • Interact with co-workers (e.g., other guides) to collaborate in planning and operating trips. (1)
  • Interact with clients to provide information during pre-trip and post-trip meetings. (1)
  • Interact with other resource users such as hunters and local residents to exchange information about local conditions. (1)
  • Interact with suppliers to purchase goods and exchange information on products. (1)
  • Interact with clients to provide instruction on conservation techniques and safety procedures. (2)
  • Interact with clients to develop rapport by responding to their expectations, needs and limitations. (2)
  • Interact with clients to share stories and knowledge of the area (e.g., history, fishing information, flora). (3)
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Money Math
  • Handle cash and make change. (1)
  • Exchange between Canadian and American currencies for American clients. (2)
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Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting
  • Plan trip schedules to establish times for departure, travel, fishing activities, meals and return. (3)
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Measurement and Calculation
  • Convert from metric to imperial measurement systems (e.g., kilograms to pounds) and vice versa to accommodate the information needs of American clients. (2)
  • Measure the length and girth of fish and calculate their weights using a formula. (2)
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Data Analysis
  • Calculate average weight and fish size. (2)
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Numerical Estimation
  • Estimate the weight of a fish by sight. (1)
  • Estimate the length of time required to travel between two points on the water, considering factors such as weather conditions and the weight of the water craft. (2)
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Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Freshwater angling guides have some variety in their work activities but have routines for their pre-trip, guiding and post-trip duties. Their work priorities are determined by employers, client expectations and legislative requirements. There are recurring disruptions (e.g., fish population, poor weather) that require them to adjust daily schedules. They order tasks for efficiency. The work plan of freshwater angling guides is only somewhat integrated with that of others as they work alone or independently most of the time. (3)
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Decision Making
  • Make decisions about client and personal safety to minimize the risk of accidents. (2)
  • Make decisions about trip logistics such as where to go and how long to stay. (2)
  • Decide what section of the water to fish in when other water craft are present. Use knowledge, experience and judgment to make decisions and assess the results. (3)
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Problem Solving
  • No fish are found in a bay where they are usually plentiful. Find fish while maintaining the group's energy and enthusiasm. Guides use their experience, knowledge of the area and fish finders to locate fish stocks, moving to new locations as required. (2)
  • The motor breaks down and the group is far from camp. Guides use their mechanical skills and knowledge to identify the cause of the problem and fix it as quickly as possible. (2)
  • A client makes a complaint. Clarify the nature of the problem, and identify potential solutions in consultation with the client. (2)
  • A medical emergency arises when a client is injured. Assess the situation and develop possible contingency plans, considering resources available (e.g., radio, signalling equipment). Choose the best course of action and communicate this to clients, delegating tasks as required. Document the emergency and steps taken as soon as possible and contact the appropriate authorities. (3)
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Finding Information
  • Speak with area residents and observe other anglers to find out where the fish are. (2)
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