Episode 14: Mark Melnyk & TV Fishing (encore presentation)
Editor’s Note: This is an encore presentation of a radio podcast first aired on 20 May 2021, but with a new introduction recorded on 8 July 2021).
Mark has been fly fishing since he was twelve and grew up fishing the upper Credit River in southern Ontario, Canada. Mark is a seasoned outdoor TV host who satisfies his addiction chasing fish all over north America, in both salt water and fresh. It doesn’t matter the species either, if it has fins, is wet, and eats – Mark will chase it.
Mark is a Canadian representative for the International Game Fish Association and is dedicated to conservation of our waters as well as the introduction of the next generation to the sport of fly fishing.
Mark Melnyk is a Producer/Host of The New Fly Fisher and has been in the television industry for almost two decades. Actually, with family members in the industry, he’s really been in TV his whole life. Beginning his career at TSN in 1996, Mark’s producing and directing skills were honed profiling major league sports figures.
Mark lives in Toronto, Ontario, is married and has two aspiring fly fishers in training.
At the heart of the Great Lakes, at beautiful Sault Ste. Marie, you will discover world-class fishing and breath-taking outdoors. Pristine lakes and rivers abound in the region, home to more species of fresh water fish than anywhere in the world. For the full-on experience, the best choice are these three experienced and knowledgeable guides.
Adam Vallee is a full time guide and tournament angler. When not traveling for tournaments across Ontario and the U.S. he spends his time guiding and promoting his home waters of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma.
John Giuliani has 30+ years experience guiding fishing on the historic St. Mary’s River Rapids and Algoma Country, up north to Lake Superior’s various tributaries in search of all species of fish.
Tyler Dunn offers unique fishing adventures along the shores of Lake Superior and on the St. Mary’s River, as well as many different lakes and rivers found in the Sault Ste. Marie area.