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

  • Duck hunting Hilton

    In my younger years, I anticipated opening day for ducks like a kid waiting restlessly for Christmas. I’d be getting my gear oiled, prepped and ...

  • The real McCoy

    I made a run to Costco a few days ago, a not-at-all-uncommon occurrence for us around-the-bay folk.After loading up the hatchback with fruits and ...

  • Cod heads and fond memories

    I’ve eaten in some very fine restaurants, both here in Newfoundland, and this place and that place around the world. Not that I’m wealthy or ...

  • Cod fishing: right or privilege?

    I’m writing on the last day of the first leg of the 2013 recreational cod fishery.It’s early Sunday morning and the rain is pouring down in ...

  • Gravlax and brewis

    I mentioned last week that I had just gotten back from two weeks of salmon fishing in Labrador. Back home, I’ve been mostly chasing cod with deep ...

  • Woods and waters

    Yesterday, I launched my boat to have a go at the recreational cod fishery, or the food fishery as most folks refer to our three-week opportunity ...

  • Catching salmon is None of Your Business

    This week, I think I will tell a funny story. It’s a fishing yarn — no surprise there — and although humorous, this tale honours a fine fisherman ...

  • Friends, fishing and hockey

    There are lots of ways to make new friends. Doing courses at college, either full time to begin a new career, or part time for your own personal ...

  • Knife or axe? That is the question

    I’ve said many times before that you should absolutely never go into the woods without an axe.But sometimes, especially in summer, you just don’t ...

  • The 2013 salmon season: good news and bad

    There’s plenty happening in the salmon world. The fish are entering their natal rivers to begin their cycle of reproduction and the runs are ...