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

  • Endless activities and finite time

    I could find no fish. I steamed to my usually productive locations but could mark no cod on my sonar device. That in itself doesn’t always mean ...

  • Labrador tea, growing wild in the Big Land

    Although I have visited the Big Land many times, I have never before tasted Labrador tea. I had the opportunity and I was all over it. How could ...

  • Hardcore without hope of remedy

    The word hardcore, grammatically can be used as an adjective, “She is a hardcore winter steelheader;” or as a noun, “That bunch that fly fish in ...

  • Driving light, sleeping tight

    I own a full size four-wheel-drive pickup truck, a typical outdoorsman vehicle, but for this trip we opted for the more economical and ...

  • Rocky River salmon in dire straits

    Our journey across Newfoundland and up the majestic Great Northern Peninsula kept getting delayed for one reason or another. First there was a ...

  • 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 ...