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Fishing with Circle Hooks

Use circle hook to prevent mortality and be able to release the fish unharmed.

How To

Buying a Fishing Kayak: Options and Considerations

In my last article, I outlined all the reasons why kayak fishing is a great alternative to more traditional ways of getting on the...

West Coast Clamming—Can You Dig It?

When, where, and how to clam on the West Coast of British Columbia.

How To Choose A Flasher

With all the different flashers on the market, choosing which one to use and how to fish it can be a daunting task, one...

The Effective Anchovy Setup

How to rig a teaser head, and use the right leader length.

Is Your Boat Voltage Tuned For Fishing?

Find out if your boat voltage signature attracts or repels fish.

Choosing the Right Colour Lure

How to make the right colour choice for fishing lures

Gear

Buying a Fishing Kayak: Options and Considerations

In my last article, I outlined all the reasons why kayak fishing is a great alternative to more traditional ways of getting on the...

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Guest Posts

Why I Can’t Wait to Come Back to Vancouver Island

Fish Tale: A Vancouver Island fishing trip through the eyes of of a Wisconsinite

Op-Ed: The Future of BC Depends on the Sport Fishery

"[Valued at $1.1 billion], the sport fishery is the largest economic driver of all B.C. fisheries."

Op-Ed: Fishing with Rod on DFO Fraser River Management

Rodney Hsu of FishingwithRod.com provides serious opinion and insight on the DFO's management of the Fraser River recreational fishery..

Places

The History of the Gabriola Island Silva Bay Fishing Derby

Andre Lemieux started the Silva Bay Fishing Derby in 1990, mostly focusing on the many members of the Silva Bay Yacht Club who liked...

Wonderful Winter Harbour

A well-traveled man from Austria once visited the village of Winter Harbour and said it was one of the last of its kind in...

Early Coho in the Southern Gulf Islands

When, and why the coho show up in the Strait of Georgia.

Island Fly

All About Fly Lines

Many people, especially beginners, find it baffling when they start looking at lines and rods and reels in combination with another. It is not...

THE MOSQUITO FLY

The mosquito is a classic Catskill-style dry fly, but without the feather wings; it’s an “all hackle” fly.

THE CAREY SPECIAL

The Carey Special was named after its creator Colonel Carey. It is a very simple, yet very effective, wet fly.

8 Essential Fly Fishing Knots (and How to Tie Them)

Learning to tie good knots can be frustrating, but repetition and practice will result in good ones.

BC Black Rockfish and their Ilk

Tell anyone that you plan on casting a fly to scorpionfish and they will look at you as if you are from another planet.

Tips

Use circle hook to prevent mortality and be able to release the fish unharmed.

Spotlight

Sons of Salmon: An Initiative to Support Hatcheries on Vancouver Island

Island Fisherman Magazine's new merchandise initiative to support, and generate funds for Vancouver Island fish hatcheries.

Cabin in Barkley Sound For Sale—Reduced!

Floating home in Barkley Sound for sale, only $125,000.

Introduction to Fly-fishing Course In Duncan 2019

Bill Luscombe's fly fishing course is open for registration.

Guest Posts

Why I Can’t Wait to Come Back to Vancouver Island

Fish Tale: A Vancouver Island fishing trip through the eyes of of a Wisconsinite

Op-Ed: The Future of BC Depends on the Sport Fishery

"[Valued at $1.1 billion], the sport fishery is the largest economic driver of all B.C. fisheries."

Op-Ed: Fishing with Rod on DFO Fraser River Management

Rodney Hsu of FishingwithRod.com provides serious opinion and insight on the DFO's management of the Fraser River recreational fishery..

Features

Five Reasons You Should Try Kayak Fishing

Having grown up in the lower mainland and learning to fish the lakes, rivers, and saltwater of British Columbia, I moved to Alberta for...

All About Fly Lines

Many people, especially beginners, find it baffling when they start looking at lines and rods and reels in combination with another. It is not...

The History of the Gabriola Island Silva Bay Fishing Derby

Andre Lemieux started the Silva Bay Fishing Derby in 1990, mostly focusing on the many members of the Silva Bay Yacht Club who liked...