Fishing At The Seaside

Note And Photo From:- Kelowna Trout Angler.

Fishing At The Seaside.

I stood on the shore at Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, looking out to sea. It’s always therapuetic and reminds me of home.

The sea brings a characteristic smell of salt and sea weed.  Waves make a sound upon the shore which cannot be emulated by the waters of  a large in-land lake. The tide was going out as I stood and watched container ships heading for the Pacific and the ferries passing along between the mainland and the island.

I could have stood for hours just watching the mesmeric action of the waves. As the gulls flew past with raucous call I spotted this fellow trying to get a meal. He walked steadily and without taking his eye off the water. Suddenly down went his beak and as he held his head under water it made me wonder at the success he might enjoy. Probably 2 out of 3 stabs was about right.

A heron at the seaside, something I had never seen.

Fishing At The Seaside

I had no idea what fish he was catching and it’s always a cliche to say that one will see something new everyday, but I was glad to have had this opportunity to see him fishing at the seaside.

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Getting The Catch

Note And Photo:- From Audrey,BC

Getting The Catch.


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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Sooke, Vancouver Island, BC

Sooke, Vancouver Island, BC (Photograph and Article submitted by Audrey, BC)

We stood on the Spit at the entrance to Sooke Harbour on a very warm & hazy afternoon, watching a man fishing for salmon. He stood on the beach casting into the narrow entrance to the harbour, a thing he did frequently when the time was right.


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