About Your Guide

Your Guide, Shane Thombs 
would like to welcome you to a fishing adventure you will never forget.


  • 30 years fishing Lake Ontario 25 years in the Charter fishing industry.
  • 13 years original Fisheries Management Zone 20 Advisory Council (est. 2008)
  • Seminars on Great Lake Fishing at Sportsmen’s Shows, Salmon School, and Local Fishing Club meetings.
  • 25 years in Sales and consulting for Tackle industry.
  • Specialized sales of  Downriggers at Fishing and Sportsmen’s Shows
  • Featured in various fishing publications including Ontario Out Of Doors magazine.
  • Various Tournament wins on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
  • Proudly sponsored by Team CanadaPro product lines including OKUMA, Sunline and LIVETARGET Lures, Eskimo. Also supported by Altool Automation and Manufacturing, Wackm’ Tackle, A-TOM-MIK Tournament Flies and Grimsby Tackle.

Captain Qualifications:

  • Small Commercial Vessel Operator Proficiency
  • Marine Emergency Duties A3
  • Basic Marine First Aid St John Ambulance.
  • Radio Operator Certificates for Marine and Aeronautical with Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • Canadian Power Squadron Boat Pro Course with Pleasure Craft Operator Card,

Off the Water:

  • A father of two and and a husband of 18 years
  • Parishioner of  Beamsville’s Trinity United Church
  • Project Management Professional (2020), Project Management Institute
  • Graduate of Geographic Information Systems from Niagara College and also a graduate of Sir Sanford Fleming college from the Aquaculture Technician program.
  • 18 years employed by the City of Hamilton, Public Works Department
  • Active Toastmaster member