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.

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  • Aunt Stella’s ham and other Christmas treats

    We spend so much time and energy preparing for Christmas and it breezes by so quickly. Yesterday was Boxing Day and your belly is likely feeling ...

  • If you go chasing rabbits

    Just for the sake of comparison, last year I hiked and hunted on snow for the whole 12 days of Christmas. The snow came with a vengeance in ...

  • Gear up for winter tenting

    Notwithstanding, the remaining saner folk might find this entry either crazy, maybe amusing, but hopefully interesting. Some may say that ...

  • First winter hunt

    On the West Coast, Central, the Northern Peninsula and in The Big Land, Jack Frost has been declaring his icy and stormy presence in no uncertain ...

  • Christmas moose

    In a month from today it will be the day before Christmas Eve. Wow, Santa will soon be making his rounds. My granddaughter, Rory, is getting ...

  • Moonstruck, tides and duck hunting

    The moon itself, or more precisely its phase, has a huge influence on fishing, especially estuary and ocean species. Some say it influences the ...

  • Salt cod: it’s why we’re here

    The Norse or Vikings first settled in Newfoundland around 1000 A.D. and it is believed that they were able to travel such a vast distance under ...

  • Don’t feed the bears

    For whatever reason I have never been scared of bears. Actually, I quite like them and enjoy observing and photographing those hibernating, ...

  • Beware of stray bullets

    Wow, that’s pretty serious stuff, and it could have been a lot worse. From what I have heard and read in the news media, there is no suspicion of ...

  • Fine dining at the cabin

    I have had a hankering to pick wild mushrooms for close to a decade. My fondness for chanterelles and boletes began when my daughter ...