Created in 2012 by Nanaimo's Aaron Slingsby as a way for other local sport fisherman to share fishing reports, the Vancouver Island Salmon Fishing (VISF) Facebook group has since grown to over 10,000 active members.
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Today, the SFI released a newsletter outlining the measure and mandatory requirements for boating, avoidance and closures. We are documenting it here for reference. We'd like to thank the SFI for making this information concise, and available to the general public.
The Tyee Club has been one of Port Alberni’s top attractions since the Great Depression, enticing locals and tourists alike to experience fishing at its finest. While people could barely scrape a couple of coins together, they still found a way to take part in this annual event that's tradition continues today.
When an AIS receiver is integrated into your marine electronics system, other vessels equipped with an AIS transmitter are shown on your multifunction display as isosceles triangles. AIS targets are viewable on chart pages and radar screens.
The winner of the derby, and $7,500 in one hundred-dollar bills, was Kael Campbell who landed a 61.1 lb. halibut in Oak Bay.
The 13th annual Elk Lake Take a Kid Fishing Derby was held April 13th, 2013 with 174 adults and 50 junior anglers participating.
SKRW Recovery Action threatens fishing in the Salish Sea. 3 public SKRW “consultation” meetings with the Department of Fisheries (DFO), announced for April.
As of today, April 16, 2019 an announcement was made for non-retention of Chinook. While how this decision will affect the BC economy overall, there has been tremendous concern on how a decision like this would affect local economies and businesses that depend on tourism—namely “recreational” sports fishing.
The recreational fishing industry in serious turmoil as they wonder if they will be operating their businesses or not this summer.
The difference in Exploitation Rate (ER) of Fraser Chinook based on DFO Science modelling determined there is only a 0.8% increased ER.