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  • Frank
    March 07, 2013 - 07:49

    I wrote a response to this earlier the week but it didn't get printed. Why?? I guess censorship is not only alive on the Vocm website!

  • Frank
    March 05, 2013 - 08:37

    To David: Obviously you haven't engaged in much trouting on the island as anyone who has can attest that the trouting has never been better. I routinely catch brook trout of 2 lbs and higher all over the Salmonier Line and they seem to be more plentiful all the time. As an active trouter for 40 years nature seems to have won out over the poaching efforts of Newfoundlanders. I do agree with you that a lot of Newfoundlanders have little respect for nature and will overfish and pollute our great outdoors and try to destroy species, as witnessed by Eugene Nippards effort to slaughter all the moose. But thankfully these people are few and far between. In the meantime I will hopefully enjoy the trouting for years to come.

    • david
      March 09, 2013 - 14:51

      Correction....I "engaged" in a lot of trouting, until it soon became abundantly clear that it was a complete, incredible and worsening disappointment. So you enjoy your "fish stories"....but don't ever fish anywhere else, because it could very likely ruin the pleasure of your local hobby.

  • david
    March 03, 2013 - 20:58

    Newfoundland's wildlife situation is completely exaggerated, and nothing short of an embarrassment. People come here expecting great fishing, and the truth is there is nothing but a few pitifully small trout anywhere but the most remote parts of Labrador. Any accesssible productive stream in Newfoundland was overfished, then poached, and destroyed long ago. It's who we are. There is much better trout fishing in the center of Calgary...and that is a fact. For someone to spend their good money and time to come anywhere on the island to trout fish makes me feel bad for them.

  • W Bagg
    March 02, 2013 - 16:11

    Progress? Pollute, Pillage, and Burn. Water (drinkable) being one of the necessities of life, and here we are polluting it when we have other options that would prevent the destruction of this lake. Leave nothing for future generations. Vale will be long gone from Long Harbour when the issues with the tailings pond come to haunt us. Nothing lasts forever and the tailings pnd will require maintenance as some point.................who'll own it then. The people of NL & Lab.................just like The mill in GFW.