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  1. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Oct 11 to 18, 2010 "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was an age of wisdom, it was an age of foolishness," A Tale of two cities, Charles Dickens Every fall thanks to thirty years of good work in conservation, our rivers are filled with...
  2. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Oct 4 to 11, 2010 "As a Presbyterian, my father believed that man by nature was a damn mess, and that only by picking up God's rhythms could we regain power and beauty." Norman MacLean; A River Runs Through It. Salmon season is upon us again and soon all our...
  3. Vancouver Island Freshwater Fishing Report - Sept 22, 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is FAIR and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. CowichanRiver – The water level on the Cowichan River is at the summer lows. Fishing is tough and tubers will be out in full force if we ever get a warm, sunny...
  4. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Sept 13 to 20, 2010 "My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things, trout as well as eternal salvation come by grace, and grace by art and art does not come easy." Norman MacLean; A River Run Through It...
  5. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Sept 6 to 13, 2010 Last week I addressed the fact that this year's record Fraser River sockeye return did not just happen; it is the result of years of concentrated conservation efforts by many parties. While this return of the salmon is a wonder to some, it is one...
  6. Vancouver Island Freshwater Fishing Report August 29, 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is FAIR and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. Cowichan River – The water level on the Cowichan River is at the summer lows. Fishing is tough and tubers will be out in full force if we ever get a warm, sunny...
  7. August 29th. Elk Lake report

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Well I got to take out the new toys. Motor ran well and boat isn't much different from the Zodiac. Looking forward to finishing break-in period tomorrow,as then I can take it to the ocean for some crab and maybe a little mooching around James Island. Started today fishing northwest side of Elk...
  8. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for August 23 to 30, 2010 One of my favorite fish to pursue is the desert trout. Though not prolific in numbers, like the rainbows in our high catch lakes, I find these fish to be well worth the time and study it takes to master them. This particular strain of...
  9. Back in the saddle

    Member Introductions
    Hi guys/gals, Well,I've decided there is not enough years left in me to learn how to golf properly so out comes the boat and gear for round 2.lol I'm planning to go out to Elk Lake in Victoria and troll around. Being summer and the water warm I'll fish deep and hopefully I'll have better luck...
  10. Vancouver Island Freshwater Fishing Report August 16, 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is FAIR and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. If you have any fishing info, notable catches, digital photos (please send as attachments) or tips that you would like to share or have included in our fishing report...
  11. Vancouver Island Freshwater Fishing Report August 9, 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is FAIR and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. Cowichan River – The water level on the Cowichan River is at the summer lows. Fishing is tough and tubers will be out in full force if we ever get a warm, sunny...
  12. Vancouver Island Freshwater Fishing Report August 1, 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is FAIR and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. If you have any fishing info, notable catches, digital photos (please send as attachments) or tips that you would like to share or have included in our fishing report...
  13. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for August 2 to 9, 2010 I am back from my short vacation, with some lessons learned. Safety is #1. While some of us teach water safety, general safety is often taken for granted. My lesson was administered as it often is, through experience when I slipped on a wet step...
  14. Vancouver Island Freshwater Fishing Report July 18, 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Not much new to report. Trout fishing is GOOD and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. If you have any fishing info, notable catches, digital photos (please send as attachments) or tips that you would like to share or have...
  15. Vancouver Island Freshwater Fishing Report July 12, 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is GOOD and bass fishing has been GREAT on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River.If you have any fishing info, notable catches, digital photos (please send as attachments) or tips that you would like to share or have included in our fishing report...
  16. Newsman's sport fishing column and report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for July 5 to 12, 2010 Those who wish to achieve consistent success in angling need to remain teachable. This truth applies to everyone including myself. As often happens, it was the fish I was pursuing this past weekend that gave me my refresher course. I was...
  17. Newsman's sport fishing column and report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for June 28 to July 5, 2010 "The wind blows where it pleases. You hear the sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going." Over the past few years we have noticed changes in our weather patterns. Some say it global warming others say it's a...
  18. Elk River - Fernie

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hello People, I'm in Fernie for two weeks for work, and I brought my fishing equipment. I'm from Alberta, so I'm not fully familiar with the BC regulations yet. I would like to know what kind of fish are in the Elk River going through Fernie? Are there any species that are for catch and...
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