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

  • 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 ...

  • Turkey delight for Father’s Day

    I ate way too much last weekend. Although I took two long bicycle rides and a walk with a heavy backpack, I know there’s no way I could possible ...

  • Puffins in peril

    In July 2009, Chris Fowler and I roamed around Iceland on a quest for salmon and trout. We flew to Reykjavik on the Icelandair red-eye from ...

  • Early season silver on the Restigouche

    The 2013 salmon season opened on the island portion of Newfoundland June 1, and I suspect many anglers cleared the cobwebs from their eyes and ...

  • Dancing with the big boys in the sunny south

    Over the Victoria Day weekend, 58 cm of snow fell on Gander. There was no accumulation here on the Avalon, but I did see some sloppy snow driven ...

  • Making the best of it

    “It’s the 24th of May and we likes to get away Up in the woods or going out the bay There’s all kinds of places but the place we likes to get Is ...

  • Big reductions in moose licences

    The 24th of May is a very significant day, not just for anglers and campers, but for hunters as well. Queen Victoria’s birthday is also the ...

  • Fit for fishing

    Do you need to be physically fit to fish for salmon? Not necessarily, but on some days it makes the whole experience lots more fun — or should I ...

  • Why folks do the things they do

    I ended off last week saying something about us needing more politicians that can paddle canoes. It might sound trivial to many, but I really ...

  • Happy poachers and layoffs

    A few years back on a lovely, warm July morning, I paddled my canoe towards the shoreline of Gull Pond on New Harbour Barrens. I’d been fishing ...