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Congratulations to Dan and Kitty!

Published on Monday, July 11th, 2016

So we have been off the radar for a few days again, but for once it has not been fishing related. My rule on Fishing with Rod is usually to keep our personal life events private but over the years many of you have developed a relationship with us so once awhile we’d like to share our special moments with you.

Since FWR started in 2001, I’ve watched many young fans growing up from as early as elementary school to grown men and women. Many learned how to fish through the website, and some gained advices from me personally when it comes to career choice. Beside making me feel like a dinosaur, it has been a very rewarding process. 

Dan first joined the website back when he was in high school. He was even busted one day for skipping school to go fishing by his teacher who’s a friend of ours after he posted his trip on the discussion forum. Beside being obsessed with fishing and living up to his forum handle “everyday”, he has also successfully become a fish culturist at Go Fish BC.

Two years ago I invited Dan along on a filming excursion after another colleague pulled out in the last minute. He brought his then girlfriend Kitty who had only been fishing for a couple of years. After seeing how humble and passionate she is when it comes to learning and teaching others, she has since become a key member in our video productions, and a dear friend of our family.

Last weekend, we were honoured to be a part of Kitty and Dan’s wedding, and I’ve put together a short video to celebrate this special occasion. Please keep in mind that I normally film fish, and the music was their choice while watching this.

Congratulations to the young couple!

Spring 2016 Updates, Ten Years Later on YouTube!

Published on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Here is a video update on what have been happening at Fishing with Rod lately. Our YouTube channel is ten year old as of this week! I also talk about family fishing, upcoming projects with Gibbs-Delta Tackle, Murphy Sportfishing, and the public information sessions which the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC is hosting in the next few weeks.

Chilliwack’s All About Fishing

Published on Sunday, February 14th, 2016

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When I started Fishing with Rod back in 2001, I wanted to make sure that some of my energy and time were devoted to positive contribution to this community. We accomplished that between 2003 and 2012 by hosting Fish for the Future in Steveston. That ended after ten years due to other family commitments and the different direction which Richmond is taking as development of the city accelerated.

This year, we will ignite that flame again by reviving an event which used to take place in Chilliwack. Fraser Valley Salmon Society hosted “All About Fishing” back in the early 2000’s but lack of volunteers ended the event after a few years. With the sponsorship from Tourism Chilliwack, Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and Family Fishing Society of BC, I am putting on this event for FVSS again.

Chilliwack’s All About Fishing will happen on March 12th, on the first day of school’s spring break, at the Chilliwack Heritage Park from 9:00am to 5:00pm. We are inviting all of you, new and experienced anglers, young and old, parents and kids, to learn everything about fishing in the Fraser Valley, network with others who share the hobby as you and pass that knowledge to the younger generations. It is a free event! I’ve invited all the experts in the industry so they can share their tips on catching steelhead, salmon, trout and other species.

For more information, please check out the event website and make sure you head to the Facebook event page as well. I look forward to see all of you on March 12th!

Rod

Q&A Number 3 featuring Kitty!

Published on Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Q&A Number 3 is now live! Our guest host Kitty answers the ultimate question which has been asked since the day boys discovered fishing… How do you get a girl into fishing? 😉 Thank you all for sending in your questions. We tried to answer all of them but could only fit in so many in 25 minutes. This was a lot of fun to film at Tunkwa Lake Resort even though it was -10C at the time.

Trailer: Canada Chronicles Fraser River Sturgeon

Published on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Back in September, we did a video collaboration with Kanalgratis from Sweden, which is currently the largest YouTube fishing channel in Europe. Channel owner Johan Ruhe has been talking about catching a big sturgeon for a very long time now and he finally got the wish on his birthday, with the help from Great River Fishing Adventures. Here is the trailer of the collaborated video “Canada Chronicles, Fraser River Sturgeon”, which will be aired on October 14th.

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