The Sooke Saltwater Series is a season-long points race, which encourages avid fishers to take part in a ll three derbiest to win the Series and take the title of Sooke Fishing Champion. Halibut, Coho and Chinook!
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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.
31st annual Sproat Loggers Winter Spring Derby located at Poett Nook Marina March 2nd & 3rd 2019. Family fun for all ages!
Vancouver Island is home to approximately 37 hatcheries, seven of which are major federally operated facilities. In addition, there are also 45 First Nations and non-profit community-based groups working toward one common goal: helping to enhance salmon stocks as well as to protect, maintain, and restore their natural habitat. In 2018...
On February 5, the DFO released a letter designed to "communicate the Department’s approach for developing fisheries management actions to address conservation concerns for Fraser River Chinook in 2019."
One of the great features of salmon fishing on the BC coast is that anglers fish for them 365 days a year, subject to local time and area restrictions. Of course, this opportunity only applies to Chinook salmon, as the other species are either still way out in the open ocean or too small to be legal quarry outside the traditional summer season. Thanks to the multi-year coastal rearing life history of many Chinook stocks, productive fishing for them can be had right through the winter months.
Video: Scientific discussion regarding seals, orcas and the Chinook from the the Pacific Salmon Foundation.
Congratulations to Tak Shoji for his entry titled “Race for Survival” – the winner of the 2019-20 Salmon Conservation Stamp competition. This image will adorn next year’s stamp required to retain salmon caught in West Coast tidal waters.
You know those, “Oh, I get it” moments? Out of all the trips to derbies, lodges, and scenic fishing spots on Vancouver Island in 2018, the trip to Tahsis was truly mine.
Watch the video. Fishing for lingcod and salmon with Trevor Zboyovsky owner and operator of No Bananas Fishing Charters at Oak Bay.