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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  • 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 ...

  • The many faces of camping

    What exactly is implied these days by the word camping? This past winter I did quite a bit of winter camping. We roughed it out 10 kilometres ...

  • The bomber and a bitter lesson

    I awoke this morning to a downpour of rain driven near horizontal by barbecue-toppling winds. No matter what the weather or daily schedule, my ...

  • Tea, kung fu and the Kelly kettle

    Tea is a wonderful indulgence — soothing, healing and refreshing, a calming organic antidote to life’s stressful days, long hours of toil and ...

  • The early bird doesn’t always catch the worm

    It’s an old traditional expression that I’m sure you’ve all heard on occasion: “The early bird catches the worm.” My grandmother said it to me ...

  • Hook and release: friend or foe?

    The weather in Newfoundland is oh so tricky and mischievous. Yesterday, spring was in the air, folks were outside in their yards raking and ...

  • Sleeping with coyotes

    A while back, I dared say that coyotes were not solely responsible for the woodland caribou decline on the island portion of Newfoundland and ...