Fishing Reports

On the Little Q. 18 10 19

On the Little Q. 18 10 19

What a difference a few inches of precipitation makes... to the river level, the fish migration and the fishing. In the last couple of days we had significant rainfall, both night and day. The Little Qualicum river rose substantially with runoff. The water level...

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West and East — East and West

West and East — East and West

To celebrate World Rivers Day we fished two rivers today. One flowing to the West coast of the Island. The other flowing to the East side. The weather was bright and sunny all day. A slight breeze on both streams helped carry our flies out nicely. Water clarity was...

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World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day

Held annually on the last Sunday of September, World Rivers Day is fast approaching. For one day per year, international attention is focused on the planet’s life-blood of freshwater streams. For many of us fly-fishers, fishing rivers and streams is our passion. We...

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On the Big Q. 04 09 2019

On the Big Q. 04 09 2019

The beaches around Qualicum Bay have been all but vacated by Pink salmon for quite some time now. So, on a whim, an exploratory journey into the Big Qualicum river was undertaken. Lo and behold, there they were, the disappeared pinks. Just like two years ago, when the...

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On the Little Q. 02 09 2019

On the Little Q. 02 09 2019

Went out to the Little Q. today to tease-up some trout, Tenkara style. There were a lot of grasshoppers jumping about in the weedy areas along the roadside and along the trail into the river. That is usually a good sign that trout will be looking up for their next...

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CAMPBELL FISHING – 30 AUGUST 2019

CAMPBELL FISHING – 30 AUGUST 2019

            TheCourtJester drove to Haig-Brown bar for a couple of hours fishing pinks.  There were four NCAs stretched along the bar, including Jester’s sweet spot.  The group consisted of two grandfathers, with grandsons; more on them later.  There was also a pair...

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CAMPBELL FISHING – 27 AUGUST 2019

CAMPBELL FISHING – 27 AUGUST 2019

            TheCourtJester drove to Haig-Brown bar after the morning’s hatchery work.  On the way in, he met HIsRoyalDashness, leaving with four pinks.  HRD reported the bar was full of fresh fish and only one angler was working there.             Conditions were...

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