fishing

Fly tying for beginners returns to the Campbell River seniors centre. Don Daniels photo

Fly-tying for beginners resumes in Campbell River

By Don Daniels Looking back at my fishing calendar, all the way…

  • Dec 1, 2021

 

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

 

Hatchery coho caught on a North Island River. Vickie Atherton photo

Wind and rain will keep most anglers idle for the moment

By Don Daniels As we head into the last weekend of November,…

  • Nov 24, 2021
Hatchery coho caught on a North Island River. Vickie Atherton photo
New trout arrive at Echo Lake greeted by local Campbell River anglers. Don Daniels photo

The month of November is interesting for fishing locally

By Don Daniels Already in the month of November, the weather window…

  • Nov 17, 2021
New trout arrive at Echo Lake greeted by local Campbell River anglers. Don Daniels photo
Streamer fly patterns work for salmon and trout. Don Daniels photo

Take the intimidation factor out of fly fishing

By Don Daniels For those of us who moved to British Columbia…

  • Nov 10, 2021
Streamer fly patterns work for salmon and trout. Don Daniels photo
The Indian River estuary, which connects the ocean inlet around North Vancouver, B.C., to the freshwater river, is shown in this undated aerial photo. A new study on salmon bones dating back thousands of years shows the Tsleil-Waututh Indigenous nation around North Vancouver targeted male salmon for their meat and to sustain the fishery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Tsleil-Waututh Nation

B.C. study shows sustainable management of salmon fishery before colonization

Archeological evidence shows First Nations effort to focus harvest on males led to stable fishery

The Indian River estuary, which connects the ocean inlet around North Vancouver, B.C., to the freshwater river, is shown in this undated aerial photo. A new study on salmon bones dating back thousands of years shows the Tsleil-Waututh Indigenous nation around North Vancouver targeted male salmon for their meat and to sustain the fishery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Tsleil-Waututh Nation
An array of seafood. Public domain image.

Marine watchdog urges federal government to crack down on seafood fraud

Oceana Canada want boat-to-plate traceability to address misrepresentation of seafood products

An array of seafood. Public domain image.
Local fish cleaning station ready for winter springs. Photo by Don Daniels

Fall and winter fishing will depend on weather conditions

By Don Daniels Living in Campbell River, we have a long fishing…

  • Nov 3, 2021
Local fish cleaning station ready for winter springs. Photo by Don Daniels
A salmon leaps out of the water while fighting a line in the Puntlege River in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

Recreational Chum salmon fisheries in B.C. affected by low returns

DFO non-retention orders in effect for multiple recreational fisheries throughout southern B.C.

A salmon leaps out of the water while fighting a line in the Puntlege River in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
Carter Chaston is an avid fly tyer and fisher. Cory Chaston photo

October is a time for fishing with other outdoor activities

By Don Daniels The wet weather has arrived and it will soon…

  • Oct 20, 2021
Carter Chaston is an avid fly tyer and fisher. Cory Chaston photo
High unfishable water on the Salmon River. Don Daniels Photo

Local rivers are fishable but water levels will vary

Local rivers can go from low water to blown out conditions

High unfishable water on the Salmon River. Don Daniels Photo
The vintage fish scale on Discovery Pier. Photo by Don Daniels

Local fishing is gearing down around Campbell River

But it’s not over! From mid-September to the end of October the…

  • Oct 6, 2021
The vintage fish scale on Discovery Pier. Photo by Don Daniels
These fly fishing items were donated to the Habitat For Humanity Restore here in Campbell River. The items include a book, vest and belt and an assortment of fly patterns from days gone by. They are up for auction which began Sept. 13 and will continue until this Saturday and conclude at 4 p.m. Photo by Ron Odowichuk

October is a great month for fishing and indoor fly tying

By Don Daniels It was a summer of hot-weather fishing for salmon…

  • Sep 29, 2021
These fly fishing items were donated to the Habitat For Humanity Restore here in Campbell River. The items include a book, vest and belt and an assortment of fly patterns from days gone by. They are up for auction which began Sept. 13 and will continue until this Saturday and conclude at 4 p.m. Photo by Ron Odowichuk
LETTERS

Diverting attention from the real problems salmon face: letter

The Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative (PSSI) is shameful and misses its intended…

  • Sep 22, 2021
LETTERS
The fishing vessel Island Lady is shown in this undated handout image provided by Dwight Russell. The father of a missing fisherman is asking the coast guard to resume a full search effort in hopes of recovering his son and one crew member of a nine-metre boat that went missing on Friday off the coast of Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dwight Russell

Coast guard helps in RCMP search for missing Newfoundland fishers

Father calls for all-out effort after pair disappears off coast of Labrador

The fishing vessel Island Lady is shown in this undated handout image provided by Dwight Russell. The father of a missing fisherman is asking the coast guard to resume a full search effort in hopes of recovering his son and one crew member of a nine-metre boat that went missing on Friday off the coast of Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dwight Russell
Tony Pinder wins national fly tying challenge for Ducks Unlimited Canada. Supplied photo

Campbell River’s Tony Pinder wins DUC fly tying competition

By Don Daniels Since the beginning of reading about fly fishing and…

  • Sep 8, 2021
Tony Pinder wins national fly tying challenge for Ducks Unlimited Canada. Supplied photo
The fishing was quiet for these two participants in the annual Port Alberni Salmon Derby. They tried to catch a bite in Alberni Harbour to see if they bring in the winning fish for the annual Labour Day derby. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)

Nanaimo fisher nets 31-pound salmon, $10,000 at Port Alberni Salmon Derby

More than 1,700 tickets sold for Labour Day weekend derby

The fishing was quiet for these two participants in the annual Port Alberni Salmon Derby. They tried to catch a bite in Alberni Harbour to see if they bring in the winning fish for the annual Labour Day derby. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)
Campbell Riverite Barry Watchorn captured this spectacular image of morning rowers on the Tyee Pool in Discovery Passage just off the mouth of the Campbell River on Friday, Sept. 4. Photo by Barry Watchorn

Sunrise on Campbell River’s Tyee Pool

Campbell Riverite Barry Watchorn captured this spectacular image of morning rowers on…

  • Sep 7, 2021
Campbell Riverite Barry Watchorn captured this spectacular image of morning rowers on the Tyee Pool in Discovery Passage just off the mouth of the Campbell River on Friday, Sept. 4. Photo by Barry Watchorn
Bob Tonkin (l-r), Dave Bazowski, Doug Round, Bruce Murdock, Ron Perrin. Members of CR Daybreak Rotary and Courtenay Rotary Club provide cheque of derby proceeds to Simms Creek Stream Keeps. Submitted photo.

Daybreak Rotary Club of Campbell River wins fishing derby organized to support local fish habitats

Funds donated to Simms Creek Watershed group for habitat restoration work

  • Sep 3, 2021
Bob Tonkin (l-r), Dave Bazowski, Doug Round, Bruce Murdock, Ron Perrin. Members of CR Daybreak Rotary and Courtenay Rotary Club provide cheque of derby proceeds to Simms Creek Stream Keeps. Submitted photo.