British Columbia Fishing Blog

Fishing Trip Stories, Video Blog, Website Updates...

Welcome to our fishing blog, which takes you along on our fishing trips around British Columbia. This is also where we provide you updates on changes to our website and other related projects.

Moby Net Giveaway

Published on August 4th, 2017 by Rodney

We are giving away a beautiful Moby Net! To enter, leave a comment in this video, or on our Instagram or Facebook by telling us, what are the favourite things you’ve seen or what have you learned from the 550 videos which we’ve put out in the last ten years? We will randomly draw a entry and announce the winner on August 9th during an YouTube livestream event!

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2017’s Lingcod and Rockfish Regulations

Published on April 21st, 2017 by Rodney

A Mix Bag of Lingcod and Rockfish

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has released a couple of fishery notices on rockfish and lingcod regulations for this season.

The first one summarizes the daily quota for rockfish.

http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm…

Second notice summarizes the quotas for lingcod in Areas 12, 13 to 19, 20 and 29.

http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm…

Please note that Areas 28 and 29 (except subarea 29-5) remain closed for lingcod and rockfish fishing (this includes catching and releasing) because abundance is simply not high enough for any harvest.
Third notice summarizes the quotas for lingcod in all other Areas.

http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm…

Post-release mortality is often quite high when it comes to rockfish due to the expansion of their air bladder as they are reeled in from the deep. This is a concern to fishery managers and the recreational fishing sector is developing ways to significantly reduce this impact.

One is to selectively target species, like what we did in our recent video with Murphy Sportfishing by using large swimbaits for lingcod to avoid rockfish.

Another way is to stop fishing once anglers reach their quotas so no fish are unnecessarily killed by catching and releasing them.

The third way, which may have the biggest impact, is the use of a release device which brings the fish down to a selected depth before it is being released. The fish is hooked onto the device, which is then lowered into the deep by using a Scotty Fishing Products’ downrigger and the device will released the fish based on water pressure. This depressurize the fish’s air bladder gradually as the depth increases, therefore bringing the fish back to its habitat. Early testings have shown excellent results with underwater video footage of fish swimming away once being released. It is a practice that will not only sustain the resource but also keep fisheries open in the future. We will be showing you how the device works later on this year when we start filming on the WCVI.

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Pacific Angler’s Ten Year Anniversary!

Published on March 29th, 2017 by Rodney

Pacific Angler is turning ten and they are celebrating it by having a big sale on April 1st and 2nd!

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March 2017 Updates

Published on March 20th, 2017 by Rodney

We’re taking a brief break for the rest of this month! A couple of filming projects in February didn’t pan out as expected due to the challenging weather we had.

On March 11th we hosted the second annual Chilliwack’s All About Fishing. 1,600 people participated!

httpsvhd//www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHgUEBUqWWU

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February 2017 Updates!

Published on February 13th, 2017 by Rodney

Here is an update on what we have been up to so far in 2017 and what our plans are in the next couple of months! We now have a PO Box:

PO Box 1018 Vedder Crossing PO Chilliwack BC V2R3M0 Canada

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