Ralph Shaw

RALPH SHAW LANDED this prime 14-inch trout on a recent outing.

Islanders enjoy both marine and freshwater fishing

Recreational fishing is important economic generator for the Comox Valley

RALPH SHAW LANDED this prime 14-inch trout on a recent outing.
THESE CHINOOK SALMON

Rockcod and lingcod opening today

We can now fish for and retain salmon, halibut, Pacific cod, rockfish and flounder

THESE CHINOOK SALMON
A JACK SHAW maroon blood leech fly landed this tasty trout.

Fly fishing tips

How to enjoy the magnificent madness that we call angling

A JACK SHAW maroon blood leech fly landed this tasty trout.
A RECENT CATCH of flounders and prawns included a trophy-class flounder (on the left).

Flounders and prawns on the menu

A great day on the water with friends is always a treat

A RECENT CATCH of flounders and prawns included a trophy-class flounder (on the left).
A PRIME TRIPLOID rainbow trout landed by Otto Winning from his shore fishing location.

Maple Lake is a Comox Valley treasure

On a day spent shore fishing you might even see some otters

A PRIME TRIPLOID rainbow trout landed by Otto Winning from his shore fishing location.
TWO OLD HUNTERS

Time to start thinking about LEH applications

Paperwork must be in Victoria by 4:30 p.m. on May 23

TWO OLD HUNTERS
SPRING BREAK IS a great time to get the family together and enjoy the natural beauty of Maple Lake.

Winter fishing is always a challenging venture

Spring break is a great time to get the family together and enjoy Maple Lake

SPRING BREAK IS a great time to get the family together and enjoy the natural beauty of Maple Lake.
THE FISH ON the left is a male herring

Herring spawning is gift of nature

Gigantic life-renewing event for herring and survival event for many animals and fish

THE FISH ON the left is a male herring
CHOICE BAYNES SOUND oysters

Carbon dioxide decimating Area 14 scallops

Over 10 million reported lost by Island Scallops aquaculture operation

CHOICE BAYNES SOUND oysters
RALPH SHAW SHOWS a prime 35-pound halibut. The season is open.

Wonderful news for halibut anglers

Recreational season is open from now until March 31

RALPH SHAW SHOWS a prime 35-pound halibut. The season is open.
A BEACH COVERED with resting

Sea lions noisily greet herring

Annual migration of 'grass of the sea' is a wondrous thing to behold

A BEACH COVERED with resting
FISHING FROM A kayak is one of the many recreational opportunities available at Maple Lake.

Maple Lake is a jewel

Lovely little urban lake offers many recreational opportunities

FISHING FROM A kayak is one of the many recreational opportunities available at Maple Lake.
RUNNING A BOAT into a wall of fog

Fishing in the fog can be fun

GPS technology makes it easier than good old days of using compass

RUNNING A BOAT into a wall of fog
ANDY FLYNN AND his three young sons (from left) Owen

Surprises at Antler Measuring Day

Number of ungulate antler entries about half of that in previous years

ANDY FLYNN AND his three young sons (from left) Owen
THE AUTHOR BREAKS the ice at Spider Lake on a recent fly fishing trip.

Breaking the ice for winter lake fly fishing

While North America tries to stay warm, Comox Valley fishermen are on the water

THE AUTHOR BREAKS the ice at Spider Lake on a recent fly fishing trip.
THE AUTHOR SITS securely anchored to the bottom with two anchors and connected to the lake with his fly line.

Connect with nature in 2014

Comox Valley offers many wonderful outdoor opportunities for one and all

THE AUTHOR SITS securely anchored to the bottom with two anchors and connected to the lake with his fly line.
HIS SPIRIT TRAVELS the world creating 'Giving Moments.'

‘Giving Moments’ can last throughout the year

Message from governor-general inspires holiday greetings from columnist

HIS SPIRIT TRAVELS the world creating 'Giving Moments.'
BRUCE BELL WITH his prime catch from a recent outing on local waters.

Winter chinook (and halibut) fishing is great

Be sure to dress properly before heading out on the water

BRUCE BELL WITH his prime catch from a recent outing on local waters.
THERE WERE MANY topics covered at the Nov. 15 meeting of the Area 14 SFAC.

Sport fishing advisory groups do important work

Recent Area 14 SFAC meeting covered wide range of topics

THERE WERE MANY topics covered at the Nov. 15 meeting of the Area 14 SFAC.
THIS BUCK RUB on a small fir tree may have been made by a small buck telling the local big guys he was looking for a girl friend and he was going to be boss.

Deer hunting – take a walk on the wild side

Great outdoors is wonderful place to be, whether hunting or just walking

THIS BUCK RUB on a small fir tree may have been made by a small buck telling the local big guys he was looking for a girl friend and he was going to be boss.