Posted by: williekp | August 19, 2018

New Canadian adventure on the short term horizon

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I’m off to British Colombia way north of Whistler in the next couple of days to fish wilderness rivers for Pacific Silver Salmon called Coho and sea run rainbow trout called Steelhead. The trip was fixed over a year ago with a fishing buddy but he broke a wrist about a week ago and can’t now make it. I would be suicidal. I have been looking forward to this so much. Problem is that I now need to be able to outrun the guide when the bear appears.

So, I will next post from Vancouver where I will stop over to make sure I have luggage and explore the city. After that, one and a half hours north by commercial jet, I will arrive in Terrace BC for about 12 days fishing next Saturday 25th Aug 2018.

Packing for a fishing trip like this is a big balancing act that swings between bringing everything and at the opposite end making sure that when you turn up to check  in with all the different airlines you don’t cop massive extra luggage charges. I think I have that in hand.

A few years ago I fished a famous river called the Skagit in Washington State for these steelhead and had one on for literally seconds. In that time it got to about 100 yards away downstream, jumped numerous times on the way, got off and I hope is living happily ever after.

This year I am much further north in an unspoilt area with no dams, fish passes or other things to spoil the natural environment. If we get success, it might look like this.

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More to come. Wish me luck.


Responses

  1. Good luck and tight lines Willie. Where is the boat? Last saw your report from the Canaries…
    Best Wishes
    Sinx

    • Hi Sinx,

      Boat is currently lonely in Tenerife. Spent two weeks recently there doing some painting and varnishing. Will do something with her over the winter when the weather is not so good here. Hope your new life in Dorset is working out well. Regards

      Willie

  2. How long do you have? If a full 24 hours, hop over to Victoria on the seaplane. Otherwise, Stanley Park and a walk over to English Bay are a nice way to kill a few hours.

    • Thanks for the tip Ian. Those two places are on my list as well as a tackle shop.

  3. Good luck old buddy.

    On Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 18:02 Willie’s Adventures Sailing and Fishing, wrote:

    > williekp posted: ” I’m off to British Colombia way north of Whistler in > the next couple of days to fish wilderness rivers for Pacific Silver Salmon > called Coho and sea run rainbow trout called Steelhead. The trip was fixed > over a year ago with a fishing buddy but he broke” >

  4. Tight lines Willie. Sounds like fun.

  5. Willie I am suicidal😢 I really hope you love it so much you might want to book again next year😃 Hope you have a fantastic trip Mike

    Sent from my iPad

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    • I am so sorry Mike that you won’t be coming. I hope your arm is healing and you are not in too much pain. I have been trying to look at fishing reports but they are few and far between. The current gist of it is that the snowmelt has run off so the main river is fishable. They have had very little rain but despite that Steelhead fishing has been better than average. It is forecast to rain a bit in the first week which may well be welcome. Anyhow, I will keep you posted here.

  6. That’s a proper fishing trip! Have for n and don’t forget mosquito repellent (I know what it’s like up there)
    StJ

    • Thanks St John. I’ll be posting as much as is interesting.


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