Tropical Blue

Note And Photo From:- Kelowna Trout Angler.

Tropical Blue.

Could this be a tropical paradise which beckons you for a swim? That wonderful blue water in the distance with the waves washing the coarse sand on the shore.

It is indeed a paradise where silence reigns supreme. There is the sound of wind in the trees or the waves washing up on the shore. There are no sounds from  cars, planes or people. However, the water is cold and good trout swim in the deeps.The air is clean and carries the scent of the surrounding trees.

This is one of the treasures of British Columbia, Canada found at a height of 990m and awaits to be discovered by you.

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Getting The Catch

Note And Photo:- From Audrey,BC

Getting The Catch.

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On a visit to Vancouver Island, BC Canada, we had gone to see Port Renfrew and the salmon boats.  We sat on the porch outside the pub/cafe where the locals told us that bears came down to get the fish from the shore. Also, the previous week, a cougar had been seen in the high street.

All of this came to mind last week when a black bear had run down the jetty at Port Renfrew, jumped in a fishing boat attacking the owner. Luckily other fishermen came to the man’s aid and the bear succumbed after a violent struggle. An autopsy showed the bear to be old and thus, very dangerous in these conditions. The fisherman suffered a few good bites, but survived.

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Hot Feet

Note And Photo From:- Kelowna Trout Angler, Canada.

Hot Feet.

"It’s always the same, they build these stages far to long. We have to walk  from the shallow end just to get in the water. However, on warm sunny days the surface gets hot and it burns your feet. So you have to hop and keep changing feet. Now it  may be ok for humans wearing those plastic beach shoes but we need decent carpet."

"Ah well I suppose we’re nearly there and then we can jump in the water to cool off. I hope that water isn’t to cold."

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Big Fly

Note And Photo From:- Kelowna Trout Angler, Canada.

Big Fly.

Early one morning, whilst walking along the shore of the Okanagan lake, fish spotting.

I saw this bug on the beach  and I hope the fish don’t start taking them or I’m going to need bigger hooks and a bigger rod.

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Oyama Lake

Note And Photo From:- Kelowna Trout Angler, Canada.

Oyama Lake

A new lake  among the 200 or so that surround the valley. There really is not enough life left to try them all, but I’ll have a go.

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. in it’s guide had stated that" Oyama was a high elevation lake( about 1341m)  and had once been the home to monster trout". That was in the past and now good access and increased pressure have seen a drop in fish size. However the B.C Fisheries still stocks 25000 triploids annually in an attempt to redress the balance. Coupled with some extra regulation and the future looks good. Excellent value from your  fishing licence. There are no day-ticket charges in B.C as one would expect in the UK.

You get out the car and observe the view. You can’t fail.

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Oyama is a large lake of about 261 Ha, depths of 24m can be seen.

On this occasion I did not take the boat and it proved to be a wise move as there were a few white caps on the waves which ran in front of the wind. The islands ( there are 27 of them ) would have provided some shelter, but I chose to walk along some of the trails and access the water wherever I could.

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The best places to fly fish should be around the island shoals as one would expect, but fish are still to be found along the shore. I had several pulls and finally landed a trout of about 26cms. A fish in fine form and one which gave me the enthusiasm to return.

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A good web site to view is the Go fish BC Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC found at www.gofishbc.com

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Welcome To The Beach Party

Note And Photo From:- The Kelowna Trout Angler, Canada.

Welcome to the Beach Party.

Come on guys the beach is empty. the tourists have all gone and the Canadian Geese have moved so there’s no goose droppings. Messy creatures.

That water looks good but it sure is cold on the "bum",  we can sit on the warm sand.

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Right whose got the food and beers.

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An Unexpected Landing

Note And Photo From:- Kelowna Trout Angler, Canada.

Carp fishing in the Okanagan.

The lilies in the background had been a magnet for the Carp and I had taken full advantage of the opportunity. Sitting on the shingle had been a pleasure as the evening sun went down.

Each tree had been used as a vantage point for an Osprey as it systematically checked every spot for an easy meal. Coots and various ducks had fought their  way across the weed beds in attempts to gain the best places to rest up and sample the free offerings from the weed.

A Coyote could be seen up in the vineyards and occasionally a Muskrat would raise it’s head to surprise the ducks.

But the surprised widlife was nothing compared to mine, when in the early morning I returned to find this strange bird of prey sitting in the very swim I had vacated only a few hours earlier.

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It seems the propeller had snapped and the plane came down. Everyone was ok.

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