Sun 21 May 2006
I catch – and carefully release – as many as 500 salmon every year. Come along and let me pass along what I know to you. I have fished and guided for 50 years in salt- and fresh-water.
My articles on fishing have been published in more than 50 magazines, including:
Victoria Times Colonist, Vancouver Sun, Macleans’, BC Fishing Saltwater Directory & Atlas, BC Fishing Freshwater Directory & Atlas, Outdoor Life, Beautiful British Columbia, Island Angler, Vancouver Herald and Times, B.C. Outdoors, Sports Fishing British Columbia, Western Sportsman, Salmon Trout Steelheader, In-Fisherman, Canadian Fly Fisher, Outdoor Canada, Sport Fish Institute, Outdoor Edge, Real Outdoors, Northwest Fly Fisher, Saltwater Sportsman, Fly Fishing In Saltwaters, Great Lakes Angler, The Reel News, Fly Fishing In Saltwater (Japan), Reel Angler Magazine, Salmon & Steelhead, Dream House, Inflight, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, American Angler, North American Sportsman, Coastlines, Canadian Aviator and North American Fisherman. My internet writing includes a column – Salmon On Line – for the BC Adventure Network and articles for the All Outdoors, Cabelas, Guideoutdoor, Sportsmansguide and eOutdoors.com websites.
I am the sport fishing columnist for the Victoria, Times Colonist and a Field Editor for Dream House magazine.
My flies appear in BCOutdoors, The Ultimate Fly Box and in A Compendium of Canadian Fly Patterns
My articles detail strategy, tactics, gear and behaviour for all five species of salmon, steelhead (both summer and winter), rainbow and cutthroat trout, halibut, lingcod (including fly fishing for ling), 35 species of Sebastes and Sebastolobus bottom fish and 27 species of sole and flounder.
I travel extensively at the request of lodges to fish and write about my experiences.
My second book, Fishing for Dreams, 2005 is a great gift for anglers about fishing in different places in BC .
My third fishing book, is Maximum Salmon, released in 2007. It is intended to be the one-source, most comprehensive book on salmon angling published today. The book covers gear and fly in salt- and fresh-water – and includes all major types of fisheries for all five species of salmon: sockeye, pink, chinook, coho and chum, from California to Alaska. It has very precise diagrams so that you can tie the rigs talked about in the text.
My fourth book, Vancouver Island Fishing Guide, was published in 2008 by Amato Publications, Oregon, covering all the best salt- and fresh-water fisheries on Vancouver Island.
Watch for articles in up-coming issues of Fly Fishing in Saltwater, Salmon Trout and Steelheader and Salmon and Steelhead. I have the biggest market for sport fishing writing of any writer in Canada.
- Honoured by Saltwater Sportsman as contributor of 2003 in the June issue.
Fishing For Dreams won the silver medal for the 2006 Shimano Outdoor Communication Award.
My Englefield Bay airplane shot (see photo gallery) won the 2007 Canadian Aviator award for excellence in photography