Ralph Shaw

The Puntledge River was a busy place this past Sunday as anglers got in some fall fishing.

Fall fishing on the Puntledge River

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The Puntledge River was a busy place this past Sunday as anglers got in some fall fishing.
Many of the islands at Spider Lake have merged as peninsulas

Climate change affecting Spider Lake

Water that once flooded road is now at a very low level

Many of the islands at Spider Lake have merged as peninsulas

Autumn is an important season

A particularly important time of the year for hunters and fishers

Fresh clams and oysters make a wonderful meal.

Fishing and hunting as food gathering

These activities will become more important due to global warming

Fresh clams and oysters make a wonderful meal.
A catch of red chinook salmon and a lingcod fillets well along in the transformation from recreationally caught fish to delicious seafood.

Follow the fish from the net to the dinner table

There are many ways to prepare your catch to make a wonderful meal

A catch of red chinook salmon and a lingcod fillets well along in the transformation from recreationally caught fish to delicious seafood.
Four prime sockeye from a salmon fishing trip to Browns Bay.

Sockeye salmon fishing is super

Fishery is based on the late-season Adams River run

Four prime sockeye from a salmon fishing trip to Browns Bay.
This small salmon-bering stream with a new culvert on Arden Road is completely dry.

Fish are plentiful, water is scarce

Climate change is creating some startling rain events

This small salmon-bering stream with a new culvert on Arden Road is completely dry.
Bates Beach Sockeye

Scoring sockeye a hit-and-miss experience

One evening last week I received a phone call from a friend…

Bates Beach Sockeye
A chinook salmon caught drift fishing.
A chinook salmon caught drift fishing.
A DAILY LIMIT catch of four prime pinks taken on a fly rod.

Pink salmon – small but special

Local waters enjoying big runs of these feisty little fighters

A DAILY LIMIT catch of four prime pinks taken on a fly rod.
YOUNGSTERS LEARN TO tie flies at the Courtenay and District Fish & Game Protective Association clubhouse.

Building foundations for the future

Lots of young fishers will be out for Aug. 2 Bullhead Derby in Comox

YOUNGSTERS LEARN TO tie flies at the Courtenay and District Fish & Game Protective Association clubhouse.
A VARIETY OF fish caught in Area 14 waters on the July 1st long weekend included (from left) lingcod

Excellent saltwater fishing in Area 14 waters

Anglers do not have to travel from from home to land some nice fish

A VARIETY OF fish caught in Area 14 waters on the July 1st long weekend included (from left) lingcod
BRUCE BELL CAUGHT this fish in Area 13 waters. It weighed in at almost 28 pounds.

Fishing is fine in Area 13 waters

Good chinook salmon fishing around the Campbell River area

BRUCE BELL CAUGHT this fish in Area 13 waters. It weighed in at almost 28 pounds.
THE CANADA DAY weekend is a great time to bring the bounty of the sea to your dinner table.

Fishing on Canada Day weekend

Great opportunity to reap the bounty of the sea in local waters

THE CANADA DAY weekend is a great time to bring the bounty of the sea to your dinner table.
THIS NICE TROUT of just over three pounds was taken on a #14 green chironomid pattern in 28 feet of water.

Challenges of wet line fly fishing on still waters

Record's ace outdoors columnist offers tips on how to have success

THIS NICE TROUT of just over three pounds was taken on a #14 green chironomid pattern in 28 feet of water.
THIS LITTLE GIRL admires her first trout

Family Fishing Weekend on June 14-15

Fish and game club also hosting Fishing Forever Program

THIS LITTLE GIRL admires her first trout
THE COMOX GLACIER forms a beautiful backdrop for the annual Outdoor Show at the fish and game clubhouse. The event goes June7-8.

Outdoor Show goes this weekend (June 7-8)

A great opportunity to see and do things in the great outdoors

THE COMOX GLACIER forms a beautiful backdrop for the annual Outdoor Show at the fish and game clubhouse. The event goes June7-8.
Comox Glacier

Comox Glacier is melting before our eyes

Photo assignment: start a time-lapse series this year

Comox Glacier
THIS PRIME CUTTHROAT trout made for some delicious dining at the Shaw household.

Small lakes can provide excellent fishing

Many jewels can be found all around the Comox Valley and beyond

THIS PRIME CUTTHROAT trout made for some delicious dining at the Shaw household.
DO IT YOURSELF Bonefishing author Rod Hamilton holds a prime bonefish prior to release.

Enter a fish derby, read a fish book

Sportfishing.com sponsoring salmon derby; Rod Hamilton writes about bone fishing

DO IT YOURSELF Bonefishing author Rod Hamilton holds a prime bonefish prior to release.