Some people are passionate about golfing, kayaking, hockey, sky diving, or whatever you can possibly think of under the sun and their will be people that love it. My passion is the outdoors. I am passionate about exploring the wilderness on Vancouver Island and all the treasures that are on it. Campbell River is my home town and our family house was right on the beach in Oyster Bay. I grew up canoeing in the ocean and catching fish off the beach, digging clams, oysters and trying to grab those crazy gooeyducks. Fishing off Cape Mudge and catching our limit of Coho, then jigging for huge ugly lings. In the summers we would hike in Strathcona Park, up the flower ridge trail or the Golden Hinde. Every opportunity would be used for mountain biking, hiking, fishing or exploring the island.
Fast forward many years and with three kids and three businesses there wasn’t much time or money for fishing or the outdoors for years. Fortunately for me the last ten years my businesses have allowed me to spend less time at work and more time with my kids and of course, fishing. Now I spend more than 100 days a year fishing the waters around Vancouver Island. In 2009 my wife suggested that I blog about fishing. She believed that people may be interested and that I should share my passion. Initially, I was reluctant to blog because who really wanted to read the ramblings of a fisherman? Do people really care? She convinced me to share my passion with whoever would read it. Turns out that there are people with similar interests that do take the time to read my blog. Plus, I have made some great friends in the process. My wife was right, blogging is kind of cool. lol! Anyways, thanks for reading my blog and if you stay with me over the next few years, you are going to read and possibly participate in some amazing adventures. For example, this summer I will be fishing at a secret remote location, all summer (90 days straight), for the largest Salmon and Halibut in the world. Trust me, you do not want to miss that!