Profile of Paul Smith

Paul Smith, a native of Spaniard’s Bay, fishes and wanders the outdoors at every opportunity. He can be contacted at flyfishtherock@hotmail.com.

All articles of Paul Smith

  • There’s more to shooting a moose

    It’s time to start thinking about moose hunting. Good hunters will make sure that their equipment is in tip-top order well before their boots ...

  • Time to hit the road

    Today was the last day to catch cod upon the sea until the fall session of the fishery opens on Sept 19. I didn’t get out on the water today at ...

  • Hunting vs. poaching

    I say brutal because the giant cat was shot with an arrow and didn’t succumb to the wound. Then he had to be tracked for 40 hours and finally ...

  • The one that didn’t get away

    Burke lives in Long Harbour–Mount Arlington Heights, a town of about 300 folks on the east side of Placentia Bay. But his life as a construction ...

  • The sea is too strong to resist

    When the recreational cod fishery ends, Goldie and I are going camping and salmon angling for a week. I’m planning to pitch a tent at Sir Richard ...

  • Codspeed, one and all

    As of my writing time, the Newfoundland and Labrador recreational cod fishery has been in full swing for two days. The season runs from July 18 ...

  • Practice (safe) shooting

    I had the where-to-find-the-ducks issue all sorted out through my pre-season scouting. For that part of the game I had done my full due ...

  • Tenting and fishing the Big Land

    We pitched side by side, our two 10 feet by 12 feet Labrador tents. One was designated as the cooking, socializing and wader drying tent. It’s a ...

  • Let it rain

    The Rock is so well know for the later that we’ve coined an acronym for it, springtime RDF — only in Newfoundland, I’m thinking.It was actually ...

  • The lighter side of tenting

    I draw the line on camping at microwaves and flat-screen televisions. Watching the NHL playoffs via satellite receiver while sitting in a leather ...