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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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Cowichan River Coho Fishing Report

Cowichan River Coho Fishing Report

| November 6, 2013

The Cowichan River Coho have arrived and are coming up in large schools, they are bright silver and some of them are weighing in at over 15lbs.  It’s been a few years since we were able to fish the Cowichan river in early November for the Coho, hopefully this will be the new trend.   […]

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Tips For Winter Steelheading

Tips For Winter Steelheading

| October 28, 2013

I love this time of year! November 1st, marks the beginning of the greatest fishery on the planet, Winter Steelheading! Beautiful, hard fighting, Chrome Winter Steelhead. My favourite fishery. Hunting Steelhead: Steelheading is synonymous with hard work. Nobody should get into Steelheading if they think its going to be like trout fishing or trolling for […]

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Stamp River Dry Fly Fishing – Trout Opener

Stamp River Dry Fly Fishing – Trout Opener

| May 2, 2013

I haven’t been fishing the Stamp river in the new year because it was suffering from chronic low water since January 1st. Luckily for me the Cowichan, Gold and Salmon rivers were all fishing well, with lots of big Steelhead and trout for my guests to catch and release, which kept me more than busy […]

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Cowichan River Fishing Report for Fly Fishing

Cowichan River Fishing Report for Fly Fishing

| April 24, 2013

The Cowichan river has seen some fantastic weather over the last few days, the river has dropped significantly as well. Conditions are pretty ideal for Dry Fly fishing! The Mayflys, Pale Morning Duns, Stonefly’s and even some Caddis flys are thick in the air. Yesterday the hatch was so crazy that it slowed fishing for […]

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Cowichan River Dry Fly Fishing is “On”

Cowichan River Dry Fly Fishing is “On”

| April 18, 2013

Mid April is typically the start of the Dry fly season on the Cowichan river as the Mayflies and the Stoneflies begin to hatch in earnest.  This year is no different, everyday rain or shine, the hatch occurs.  Last week we were having a hard time getting the fish to the surface.  This week has […]

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Cowichan River Fishing Report – Steelhead

Cowichan River Fishing Report – Steelhead

| January 13, 2013

  Cowichan River Guided Steelheading Fishing Report: The rains last week raised the water level almost to a height of 2 meters but dropped extremely fast the next few days and is now at around 1.2 meters.  The water clarity is good with 5-7ft of visibility, clear water conditions for the Cowichan. The fishing has been consistent […]

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Steelheading Tips – Picking the right gear.

Steelheading Tips – Picking the right gear.

| January 5, 2013

If you are relatively new to Steelheading and you are looking to purchase some new Steelheading gear, then I have some simple suggestions for you! I hope that this helps. Picking the right gear rod: On Vancouver Island we fish for Steelhead mainly using a style called float fishing or dead drifting.  Float fishing is when we drift bait or artificial down […]

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Split Charters Now Available and Get Yourself Added to The Short List!

Split Charters Now Available and Get Yourself Added to The Short List!

| November 28, 2012

Split Charters: There are a lot of anglers who want to book a charter with me but aren’t able to find someone to fish with and ‘Split’ the charter.  I have had so many requests for Split Charters that I’m now going to list on my website (Click Here to see the unfilled Split Charters available) dates that people […]

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How to Release a Fish Properly in the River.

| November 18, 2012

Catch and release is my favourite style of fishing, and done properly that method of fishing will have very little impact on the fish.  But done improperly it can kill fish.  The first two videos are two examples of how NOT to handle a fish and the 3rd is a great video on how to properly […]

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