fishing

Peter Krahn describes the scope of his selective fishing technology, FishTraps, at Island 22 boat launch in Chilliwack for DFO personnel, elected officials and fishing industry reps. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. man developing less harmful way to harvest salmon selectively

Elected officials, DFO, fishing reps met at Chilliwack boat launch to see demo of new technology

 

The pinks are in, this one was caught by Ed Cargill on the Quinsam River. Don Daniels photo

It’s full speed ahead in August for salmon fishing around Campbell River

By Don Daniels Since the beginning of August, salmon fishing has taken…

 

Saanich-based researcher Teale Phelps Bondaroff holds dried sea cucumbers at a market in Singapore. (Photo courtesy of OceansAsia)

Cool as a sea cucumber: B.C. researcher exposing organized crime’s underwater tentacles

Documentary on south Asian marine poaching spurred by work of Teale Phelps Bondaroff and team

 

Dennean Gould with a Chinook caught on the Pier. Photo contributed

Discovery Pier has a fishing culture unique in so many ways

By Don Daniels I must admit over the years I have lived…

  • Aug 3, 2022
Dennean Gould with a Chinook caught on the Pier. Photo contributed
Small pinks offer big fun fly-fishing in the Campbell River.

More than the weather is heating up around Campbell River

By Don Daniels Already on Discovery Pier in Campbell River there is…

  • Jul 27, 2022
Small pinks offer big fun fly-fishing in the Campbell River.
Roderick Haig-Brown climbs up canyon rocks and surveys the Elk River at the head of Upper Campbell Lake. Photo by Van Egan

Rediscovered slides picture Roderick Haig-Brown in his element

Van Egan took the pictures upon first meeting his literary and angling hero

  • Jul 13, 2022
Roderick Haig-Brown climbs up canyon rocks and surveys the Elk River at the head of Upper Campbell Lake. Photo by Van Egan
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Crew OK as fishing vessel sinks after hitting rocks in Alberni Inlet

Gillnetter with roughly 500 litres of diesel onboard goes down near Hocking Point on Monday morning

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Dave Fife with a nice three-pound trout caught on a plug. Photo contributed

Locals plugging away in search of trout

By Don Daniels In the month of July, the weather, at times,…

  • Jul 6, 2022
Dave Fife with a nice three-pound trout caught on a plug. Photo contributed
Jan and Ashley at the Mars Wildlife Rescue Visitors Centre ready to set hook at wetlands for frogs. Don Daniels photo

Watch birds in the water to spot active insects, frogs and fish

By Don Daniels There are a number of lakes in the Campbell…

  • Jun 29, 2022
Jan and Ashley at the Mars Wildlife Rescue Visitors Centre ready to set hook at wetlands for frogs. Don Daniels photo
Pete Layton from London, UK with an Echo Lake trout. Don Daniels photo

Tourists are arriving in Campbell River for outdoor recreation and fishing

By Don Daniels The weather has been unsettled for the month of…

  • Jun 22, 2022
Pete Layton from London, UK with an Echo Lake trout. Don Daniels photo
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

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

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Commercial caught fish draws crowd at the dock. Don Daniels photo

Locals line up to purchase fish from commercial boats in Campbell River

By Don Daniels If you live in Campbell River and are not…

  • Jun 15, 2022
Commercial caught fish draws crowd at the dock. Don Daniels photo
Kicker motors from yesterday are still being used around Discovery Passage for salmon fishing. Don Daniels photo

Anglers and boaters kickstart the month of June for recreation

By Don Daniels Whether you fish or not, it is clear that…

  • Jun 1, 2022
Kicker motors from yesterday are still being used around Discovery Passage for salmon fishing. Don Daniels photo
Graham Maclagan displays entry box to win fly fishing books and to register for beginners fly-tying lessons at Campbell River Library. Don Daniels photo

Fly-tying for beginners – Last chance to register this week

By Don Daniels If you know someone who really wants to learn…

  • May 25, 2022
Graham Maclagan displays entry box to win fly fishing books and to register for beginners fly-tying lessons at Campbell River Library. Don Daniels photo
Angler Vern Skogan in Sayward in the 1960s. Valerie Skogan photo

Fishing on the Salmon River yesterday and today

By Don Daniels On my weekly drive to get the Campbell River…

Angler Vern Skogan in Sayward in the 1960s. Valerie Skogan photo
The marina at Rock Bay is popular during the summer months. Don Daniels photo

Getting ready in May for a fun-filled fishing experience

By Don Daniels My last drive to a local lake around Campbell…

  • May 11, 2022
The marina at Rock Bay is popular during the summer months. Don Daniels photo
Family Day at Elk Lake. Photo contributed

Fishing for fun Campbell River to Victoria

By Don Daniels Whether you live in Campbell River or anywhere else…

  • May 4, 2022
Family Day at Elk Lake. Photo contributed
Mike Zutter was a master at tying classic fishing flys. Heidi Zutter photo

A wealth of fly-tying materials uncovered locally

By Don Daniels It all begins with a simple tackle box and…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Mike Zutter was a master at tying classic fishing flys. Heidi Zutter photo
A nice salmon to take home from the west coast. Gibran White photo

Campbell River and surrounding destinations are gearing up for fishing

By Don Daniels There seems to be a feeling that the fishing…

  • Apr 20, 2022
A nice salmon to take home from the west coast. Gibran White photo
View of Roberts lake from the cabin area. Don Daniels photo

Let’s get back to family fishing at Roberts Lake

By Don Daniels At the beginning of April, I pulled over to…

  • Apr 13, 2022
View of Roberts lake from the cabin area. Don Daniels photo