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  1. Stave river chum: Closed to retention

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Yes folks, I'm aware that this is also posted in the 'DFO Announcements...' section on this site but with the hundreds and hundreds of people accessing the Stave recently I didn't think it would hurt to double-up a posting of this recent info..... Moderators can remove it if it's redundancy is...
  2. Imagine Hooking into This

    Contributer Discussions
    Stand back, he bites: British fisherman grapples with ferocious 'giant piranha'... which has been known to eat CROCODILES By Richard James Last updated at 3:45 PM on 20th October 2010 British angler Jeremy Wade looks understandably anxious as he grapples with this ferocious-looking 'giant...
  3. Private vs. Crown land

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I’m hopping to find someone more knowledgeable on this mater. Assuming I’m fishing on a river and on the banks are private properties or any form of association or first nations that have legal possession of the land adjacent to the river, am I trespassing? It is in my understanding that the...
  4. 2011 Steelhead Mentor/Virgin Fishout

    BCFR Fishouts
    To the Members of BCFR.... I am posting this on the Freshwater Board to get a handle on who might be interested in mentoring or participating in this one day event????..Last year we had fishing, lunch speakers,and swapped a few fishing yarns during the day. It will likely be held in Feb. or...
  5. How far and away?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    On my trip on Monday back to Calgary (after exceptionally successful 5 days of fishing -springs, cohos and chum), in the area of the Enchanted Forest - some 20-30 km before Revelstoke, next to the road there is a small river running along. There was a reduced speed zone, cars were parked and...
  6. FOUND: TOYOTA and OTHER KEYS

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Found :thumbup: on the Vedder, a Toyota, security bar and house keys, as well a remote and some other tags on the key ring, which I will ask you to identify if you are claiming this set of keys. It looks like it has been lost for a while because of the rust on two of the keys. Cheers:cheers:
  7. [FISHING REPORT] Red Lake October 12th

    Region 3 - Reports
    Tried the Knutsford area with hope of hitting a new lake that a member on here made me aware (thanks bronjuan) of but the wind was gusting pretty good up in the foothills so I decided to go up Tranquille to Red Lake which I know holds big fish but I had only been to in the hardwater season...
  8. Blank Recommendations - Batson Or Talon?

    Rod Wraps!
    I am thinking about building a rod for my friend who breaks rods so often. The size will be 10 and half feet and rating will be 10-20 pound line and more or less $100 will be spent for the blank. He fishes mostly on Chilliwack - Vedder system. Which one do you think will last longer before...
  9. Stave river Oct 10 - illegal anglers

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hi Everyone, It is a nice day. I can't stay in home anymore. Drove to Stave river . Start from the west bank. Hate the non parking sign. But I parked at Ruskin park where has a big parking lot. just need to walk 5 to 10 mins to the bank. fished two spots on west bank and only see 1 chum with...
  10. [FISHING REPORT] Edith Lake Oct 6th

    Region 3 - Reports
    Well in typical hot and cold fashion Edith slowed yesterday. Still into around 8-10 fish but nothing compared to the 5th. Still managed a nice football of a rainbow and the weather was unbelievable! Nice racoon eyes from my shades. Only a couple brookies to mention of both around a pound. Best...
  11. Kootenay KingFisher Fishing report to Oct.07‏

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Moved the boat over to Kootenay Lake yesterday. Got the boat in the water and started fishing by 10:00am. Looked like it was going to be tough conditions as it was bright and sunny,only a small ripple, and the water temp was 57 degrees which seemed a few degrees high still. But we were there...
  12. Nicola Valley Outdoors Fishing Report for October 6th 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Fish On! That is the cry being heard on lakes all over the area. Lundbom is producing well with dragons just off the shore under an indicator at about 8 feet deep. Roche and area lakes are producing as well. An olive damsel around size 12 seems to be good just about everywhere. Horseshoe is...
  13. Visiting BC with family -fly fishing, kayaking, hiking, please critique our itinerary

    Saltwater General Discussion
    We are planning a trip and found a seemingly nice place through the VRBO web site on Half Moon Bay (this is my part of the trip). We are from Florida and the closest we have been to here is Banff National Park area so need recommendations. Our trip itinerary is the following: Fly in to...
  14. [FISHING REPORT] Chedder Sept 26

    Region 2 - Reports
    Hit the river with the buddy Sun.Started in the lower,saw some coho and some spring-jacks rolling.No action except someone releasing a foul-hook and my float taking a dip with nothing on the hook-set.Moved to the upper and found some action as soon as we arrived.Saw someone land a coho on a...
  15. Kootenay KingFisher Fishing Report to Sept 15‏

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Well I've made it back from another summer of salmon and halibut fishing in Ucluelet BC. And what a summer it was. Excellent numbers of chinook salmon 18 - 35 lbs, and a few to 49 lbs. Get to outside south, southwest corner, or the Hyson. Get your big spoons and plugs down to 35 - 99ft and...
  16. Kootenay KingFisher Fishing Report to Sept 15‏

    Saltwater Professional Reports
    Well I've made it back from another summer of salmon and halibut fishing in Ucluelet BC. And what a summer it was. Excellent numbers of chinook salmon 18 - 35 lbs, and a few to 49 lbs. Get to outside south, southwest corner, or the Hyson. Get your big spoons and plugs down to 35 - 99ft and...
  17. Sockeye in the Vedder

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I've been hearing talk about the Cultus Lake sockeye in the Vedder, and in my 15 years of fishing that river, I've NEVER seen one. Until today, that is. I've been watching the government website for the water levels on the Vedder/Chilliwack for the last two dismal weeks, and the recent rain we...
  18. [FISHING REPORT] Sept 10th-13th Kalamalka and Beaver Lake

    Region 8 - Reports
    Launched at Kekuli bay on Fri and scooted over to the cliffs (south), went at 630am so I started flatline trolling with a lovely #3 pink/white Lyman Kokanee plug and 2ounce slipweight around 15' apart, within 30 mins I had a lovely 2 pound Koke thrashing on the surface! - thanks for the tip...
  19. [FISHING REPORT] Port Renfrew - Sept 2010

    Vancouver Island
    Just got back from a week in Rennie with my oldest son. This was my first trip over there, so it was a learning experience. To sum it up, the spring fishing was slow. Not a lot coming in, and most weren't that large that I did see landed. The Coho fishing just started to heat up the last couple...
  20. What is a reasonable tip for a guide?

    Environmental, Fishing Politics & Fishery Updates
    Anybody care to chime in here?....Seems to me, in general, guides put in long days, and get an average days pay....But, they do provide a service and in this culture, we generally tip......What is a reasonable tip for a guide after a day onn the water?.......Curious.......Ortho:peace:
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