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Dry Fly Fishing Report – Cowichan River

Dry Fly Fishing Report – Cowichan River

| May 2, 2014

This is one of the most amazing fisheries on Vancouver Island, when the trout start rising to eat the mayflies, stoneflies, PMD’s and Caddis flies.  The Cowichan river bug hatch is in full swing and the trout have been rising to the flies more and more everyday.  The last few days have seen epic bug […]

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Cowichan River Dry Fly Fishing and Spring Steelheading

Cowichan River Dry Fly Fishing and Spring Steelheading

| March 26, 2014

  The last few weeks I’ve been drifting the Gold river and some other remote rivers resulting in probably some of the best Steelheading of the year thus far.  The weather has been fantastic, most days have been sunny or with just a little bit of rain.  I love Spring Steelheading, I can finally get […]

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Stamp River/Cowichan River Fishing Report

Stamp River/Cowichan River Fishing Report

| February 15, 2014

Stamp River:  Suffering from low water and some fair to poor steelhead fishing.  It’s unfortunate to see such an amazing river have such low Winter Steelhead returns over the last couple of years.  I hope that this is just a speed bump and everything on this river will go back to the way it was […]

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Cowichan River Fishing Report

Cowichan River Fishing Report

| January 21, 2014

The last week has seen a vast improvement in the Steelhead catch and release in the Cowichan river.  We went from catching maybe 1 Steelhead per day to catching 2-6 in recent days.  The fish have been spectacular, all of them are chrome bullets straight out of the ocean.  The water quality is steelhead green […]

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Cowichan River Fishing Report

Cowichan River Fishing Report

| January 16, 2014

The Cowichan river has received a lot of much needed rain which brought the river up from .7m to 2.0m in less than 24 hours!  Since then the river has stabilized at 1.5m which is perfect water height and colour for Steelheading!  The Steelhead have been a little slow to enter the river due to […]

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Cowichan River – National Heritage River

Cowichan River – National Heritage River

| January 15, 2014

As an angler and a guide on the Cowichan river, I feel very privileged to have such a magnificent river to fish.   In 2003 the Cowichan river was designated as a Canadian Heritage River System due to its outstanding natural, cultural and recreational heritage and to conserve it, to give it  national recognition, and to […]

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Trophy Tackle – Holey Worms and Blades

Trophy Tackle – Holey Worms and Blades

| January 7, 2014

Trophy Tackle is new upstart tackle company out of Vancouver, BC. Since August of 2013 they have rapidly expanded into the fishing tackle market with their very effective and well made spoons and spinners that became very popular with river salmon fishermen in BC.  Last month Trophy Tackle brought to the market the ‘Holey Worm’. […]

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Cowichan River Steelheading… Time to get ‘em!

Cowichan River Steelheading… Time to get ‘em!

| December 30, 2013

It’s time to focus on Cowichan River Steelheading! This up coming year of Winter Steelheading on the Cowichan river is expected to be good to very good.  The early January fish are always the biggest of the Steelhead run and I’m excited to get on ‘em!  Catch and release Steelhead fishing out of my drift […]

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Gold River Steelheading

Gold River Steelheading

| December 18, 2013

Gold River Steelhead! Some of the other Steelhead rivers are pretty low at the moment, we are patiently waiting for the promised rain. However, there is one river on the island that seems to have a lot of water in it – the Gold river. The Gold river can be a tempermental stream in terms […]

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Winter Steelheading the Cowichan, Gold and Stamp Rivers – Special Deals:

Winter Steelheading the Cowichan, Gold and Stamp Rivers – Special Deals:

| December 2, 2013

December is the start of the winter Steelheading on Vancouver Island. The three major Steelhead rivers, Gold, Cowichan and Stamp rivers, start to get their winter Steelhead runs. Winter Steelhead average between 6 and 20 pounds on Vancouver Island and are without a doubt the hardest fighting freshwater fish pound for pound. The Gold and […]

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