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

  • Serious off-season salmon stuff

    In the context of the season, I have been writing about hunting and woods-related stuff. Last week I dealt with frozen boots, a far cry from July ...

  • Frozen boots are no fun

    I’ve returned from winter seatrout fishing late at night, and very sleepy, only to have my snoozing foiled and nullified by that most tingling ...

  • Oil pipeline not worth the risk

    Moose have been astronomically successfully since they were introduced to our fair island more than a hundred years ago. There is absolutely no ...

  • 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 ...