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About Us

The Fishell family has been around canoes all their lives. It all started with my father Fred Fishell who attended summer camp in Ontario back in the late-forties and early-fifties. Since then whether it was the annual family summer canoe trip, tripping as a camper or later as a staff member, or my own family canoe trips, a Fishell has been on the water canoeing every year for the past 75 years. The legacy has continued with my sons who combined have 22 years as campers and staff members between them at one of Ontario’s premier canoeing camps. This same legacy has been true with paddle building. My father Fred carved his own paddles and passed that knowledge on to me. With the help of Ray Kettlewell that knowledge has been honed and improved, and passed on to my sons Greg and Trevor.

The vision of Fishell Paddles is to deliver the same quality, beauty and craftsmanship Ray strived for in every paddle he made.

 Our Vision                                    
  • To provide harmony between the canoeist, the water and the environment around them
  • To provide the highest level of craftsmanship making each paddle unique, resulting in pride of ownership