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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...