Italo Guided Fishing Trips

Let’s get fishing together!

I have spent the last 36yrs hosting the Canadian Sportfishing TV series and most recently also hosting the “Here’s the Catch!” saltwater TV series. My life has been dedicated to helping anglers enjoy fishing to the fullest and sharing valuable tips with them.

Now I have the opportunity of guiding people and letting them experience first hand the same quality fishing as we have captured in our TV series. Teaching guests how to locate, identify the right equipment and use the right technique to catch specific fish.

The Location

Eastern Lake Ontario (Prince Edward County & the mouth of the St. Lawrence River)

For the last 47 yrs I have had the pleasure of fish & explore the Bay of Quinte, ON that stretches from Trenton, ON to Bath, ON including Wolf, Amherst Island, East & West Lake, Smith’s Bay and South Bay. In my opinion this is one of the best places in North America to catch a multitude of fish.

Fish Species

Spring: Walleye, Pike, Panfish, Longnose Gar & Lake Trout.

Summer/Fall: Walleye, Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass, Pike (incidental catches of Freshwater Drum & trophy Channel Catfish.

Late Fall: trophy Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Channel Catfish, Jumbo Perch.

Fishing Machine

I can take you out in the custom outfitted 20’ ProSports Boat rigged with 150 hp Merc, twin 10’ PowerPoles, Motorguide xi5 electric trolling motor, Raymarine Element & Axiom fishfinders & Scotty Downrigger.

Or we I can do a “consulting” guiding trip in your fishing boat from our specified meeting locations below or on your home lake.

Whether you are an experiences angler or beginner, I will ensure you will be safe and enjoy an amazing day fishing and at the same time sharing with you valuable tips that will help you catch fish on your own.

Let’s make memories together that will last a lifetime.

Fishing Rates

Rates based on 2 Guests.  A 3rd Guest can be added for an extra $65 for a half-day and $100 for a full day.

Full Day Rate
8 hours
$1,000.00 (+tax)

Half Day Rate
4 hours
$600.00 (+tax)

Price can vary based on meeting location chosen. If driving is required to specific locations not listed below, travel and possibly accommodation/meal expenses may apply.

Trip Extensions
Dependent upon scheduling of other clients, it may be possible to extend your trip for the following rates.
$100.00 (+tax) per hour.

Fishing outfits, tackle and any bait will be provided by the guide.

Booking A Trip

Please contact me directly through our Canadian Sportfishing website by going to:   or by Messengering me at Italo Labignan Facebook.

  • Make sure you’ve read our “what to bring” and reviewed our rates and meeting/take-off locations.
  • If you have decided to book, send a $100.00 deposit (you can pay your deposit via e-transfer) to reserve your spot.
  • To prepare for your trip check out what you should bring and make sure to download and read, sign and return a copy of the Release Form.
  • Please provide your signed Release Form (PDF) prior to setting out on our trip.
  • Your remaining balance is due at the end of the day’s trip.

What to Bring

Hat and buff, sunscreen, sunglasses, food, water and snacks, Ontario fishing license, comfortable clothing for the weather conditions and a signed copy of our Release Form


For personal safety life jackets must be worn at all times (will be provided) while in the boat.

Inform me of any life-threatening conditions such as severe allergies, heart conditions, diabetes, flu-like symptoms, seasickness, or any medication required before your trip.

No alcohol or drugs are permitted onboard

No one under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be permitted onboard.

Smoking is not permitted onboard

Any trash must be taken with you.

Weather: If the weather poses a threat to our scheduled day I will have the right to cut a day short or postpone. A refund of time or other arrangements such as rescheduling will take place and will be mutually agreed upon.

Meeting Locations

Depending on the time of year/fish species targeted here are the options for meeting/pick-up locations:

Myers Pier: 1 S Front St, Belleville, ON K8N 2Y3

Baycrest Lodge Marine: 48 Owen Ln #2, Demorestville, ON K0K 1W0

Deseronto Park: 183 Main St, Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0

Picton Marina: 1 Head St, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Waupoos Marine: 65 County Rd 38, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Hay Bay Boat Ramp: 2422 S Shore Rd, Napanee, ON K7R 3K7