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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  • 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 ...

  • Friends, fishing and hockey

    There are lots of ways to make new friends. Doing courses at college, either full time to begin a new career, or part time for your own personal ...

  • Knife or axe? That is the question

    I’ve said many times before that you should absolutely never go into the woods without an axe.But sometimes, especially in summer, you just don’t ...

  • 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 ...