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

  • Clever tips for late-season moose

    My buddies and I were lucky this autumn; we killed a moose on each of the first two Saturdays in October — opening day and the one that followed. ...

  • Clean rifles and sweet dreams

    My quad is never clean. I’ve been known to go a full day without sweeping the cabin floor. Note I said cabin — woods cabin, where the boys and I ...

  • The compass rose

    These days, the majority of folks have no idea about magnetic directions. I know for sure and certain that young people are oblivious to any ...

  • An ode to the splitting knife

    The weather here is not always pleasant. Our forefathers did not stake land here for vacation cottages.There was a time when salt cod was ...

  • Tips and musings on modern moose hunting

    Nowadays, in almost all instances, hunting folks use ATV’s to transport moose from where they shoot the burly beast to either their homes or a ...

  • Of moose and men

    Much of the province has been open for big game hunting since Sept. 14. The Avalon, along with Burin and Bonavista peninsulas, as well as the ...

  • I love fish and chips

    I try to eat reasonably well. I want to hunt, fish and roam the hills as long as possible, to the full complement of time allotted me by the ...

  • Dr. Oz discovers the lingonberry

    It’s not really a new food — in fact, we’ve been eating them since we set foot on our rocky shores five hundred years ago. Actually, we likely ...

  • 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 ...