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“Beaches” map book pre-order here.

“Beaches” map book pre-order here.

Our scribes have been busy editing. Data has been compiled and arranged in readable format. Photos have been taken and laid-out in logical sequence. GPS tables have been given the once-over for accuracy. Niggling little details have been tightened up. All is complete....

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Elk Fishing 22 May and 24 May 2024

Elk Fishing 22 May and 24 May 2024

Went out to the Elk in hope for some fun with my daughter and loyal friend. One of my favourite spots in the world- shhhhh don’t tell anyone how gorgeous it is! Haha. I usually park at Cervus Creek but the construction required me to turn around and park about 100 m...

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ELK FISHING 23 MAY 2024

ELK FISHING 23 MAY 2024

            TheCourtJester drove TheDagger to the first loop on the Elk; they parked in the woods.  They were joined by a quartet of CVFF members: EyeTee (driver), HisRoyalDashness, Woody, and LottoMax.  There were a few other NCAs there.  In late morning, our pair...

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Rick Forster Memorial Casting Games/Hotdog BBQ

Rick Forster Memorial Casting Games/Hotdog BBQ

Big Thank You to Cam Lewis, Bret Walters, Keith Shillito for all the work they put into organizing and setting up this event. As per usual it was a smashing success. The hot dogs were terrific thanks to master chef Fred Robinson. Our raffle prize table was greatly...

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Steelhead, Anyone?

Steelhead, Anyone?

Once again it is that time of year, when certain anglers receive a card in the mail from the Government of B.C. That would be the annual Steelhead Angling Questionnaire. All folks who purchased a Provincial freshwater angling licence and had a steelhead endorsement...

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Floundering

Floundering

My involvement with the recent Beaches of Comox Valley map book project has rekindled my interest in fly fishing for species other than trout or salmon. As a fly-fishing guide working out of Tofino, many trips out to the surf-line rock piles would yield catches of...

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ELK/QUINSAM FISHING 17 MAY 2024

ELK/QUINSAM FISHING 17 MAY 2024

            TheDagger drove TheCourtJester to the first loop on the Elk; they parked in the woods.  Thanks to Dagger and his rope, the old guy could make it down the steep riprap and back up again in one piece.  There were a number of other fishers, only one of which...

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Three Little Lakes…

Three Little Lakes…

A recent multi-day fishing trip, my annual springtime sojourn to the mountains, rekindled my deep appreciation and respect for our indigenous, Coastal cutthroat trout, i.e., they take kindly to fly fishers as they rise with abandon to take an ersatz bug from the...

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Fishing on White Swan Pond 14 05 24

Fishing on White Swan Pond 14 05 24

High up in the Elk River valley, sitting curbside to Highway 28, very near the summit marking the drainage divide between streams that flow to the West side and those tumbling down to the East side of Vancouver Island, lies a miniscule spring-fed pond. If you blink...

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