This post is for my Dad, who unfortunately, has lost a couple of fishing buddies over the past few years (for clarity - nothing he did!! ). He lives near Courtenay, has a great boat, loves the ocean and has been fishing and exploring the coast for 40 years. The perfect fishing buddy for him would know boats and be confident with charts etc. and have a sense of adventure. Dad is super capable but we don't like him to be out on his own - especially on the West Coast! Do you know anyone who would be excited about the opportunity to get out on the water, make a new friend, share stories and catch some fish in the process? Dad is turning 80 this year and all he wants for his birthday is a fishing buddy. Your ideas will be appreciated.