Back in September, we toured Den Blå Planet (The Blue Planet) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Opened in early 2013, this aquarium in Denmark is currently Northern Europe’s largest. Check out this short video tour which I filmed during the visit.
This year marks the tenth anniversary since the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC was formed by the Government of British Columbia. More commonly known as GoFishBC by recreational fishermen, Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC is responsible for all lake stockings in British Columbia, as well as river steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout productions, and additional conservation work such as the white sturgeon recovery program.
To celebrate this milestone, we were invited to attend the release of the 95 millionth fish at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam. In the past ten years, a total of 90 million+ fish have been released into hundreds of lakes across this province for anglers to enjoy. In return, revenue generated from anglers’ freshwater licences is used to fund the production and stocking of these fish.
The Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, was present to assist with the release with students from Maple Creek Middle School. Also present were City of Coquitlam, BC Federation of Drift Fishers, Sportfishing Institute of BC, Family Fishing Society of BC, BC Wildlife Federation and other key partners of the society.
Below is a video of speeches from GoFishBC’s president Don Peterson and Minister Thomson, ended with some footage of the rainbow trout release.
When we work on a video feature, it usually takes hours of filming and editing to get it all together so it is presentable. More often than not, we run into challenges. The weather may turn sour, the fish sometimes just don’t want to bite, and when they do, they occasionally fail to stay on the hook, and if they stay on the hook, the camera might fail to capture what’s needed.
Last Friday, we ventured out with Gibbs Delta Tackle and Bon Chovy Fishing Charters, hoping to take advantage of either the Fraser River mouth chinook salmon fishery or the Howe Sound pink salmon fishery. A couple of chinook salmon cooperated, but the anglers failed to perform. Howe Sound’s pink salmon were absent unlike last week. Despite of the lack of results, it was a fantastic day. The weather was gorgeous, the scenery was breathtaking, and the company was awesome.
Here is a short compilation of video footage from the trip for you to enjoy. We shall attempt this again soon.
The first half of 2012 has been extremely busy for us so the above video is a short update on what we are working on. For more information on Fish for the Future, please go to the event website.
Two video features that we recently produced for the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC are now available online. You can watch them below. The first one is an overview of Green Timbers Lake, which is part of its “Fishing in the City” program in the Lower Mainland. The second video features Nick Basok demonstrating how you should clean your catches.
We just uploaded a new video feature to our YouTube channel. This one features Nina fly fishing in Southeastern British Columbia for westslope cutthroat trout and mountain whitefish. The video is in Danish, but subtitle is available. Simply click on the “CC” button at the bottom right corner of the video frame to activate it. Enjoy!