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Sports & Recreation Fishing

Salmon Fishing, Guide to

The Best Fishing Holes of Campbell River and Barkley Sound

by (author) Ed Rychkun

Hancock House
Initial publish date
Jan 1992
Fishing, Fish
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1992
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This salmon fishing guide is designed to give you, the sport-fisherman, a quick and effective reference system on those basic techniques that have been most successful in the water of these areas. Campbell River and Port Alberni both publicly pronounce themselves as the Salmon Capital of the World. While it is not clear who really owns the title, it is clear that these tow areas of Vancouver Island provide an abundance and variety of salmon sports fishing unsurpassed elsewhere. Over the years, salmon, in their normal annual habits have stopped in the special feeding areas in the waters of Campbell River, Port Alberni Inlet and the Barkley Sound before their upriver journeys, providing unusual opportunities to the salmon sport fishermen. Every year the same areas and same basic techniques have provided fruitful sporting adventures to more and more people. We, as average fishermen, have spent many years compiling the critical information about this fantastic sport. The areas within which salmon can be found are incredibly vast, yet the waters where they can be caught represent a minute portion in comparison. For the average angler, the waters never seem to produce or the deluge of salmon gear is much to confusing. In addition, we have found that the location maps are always too general, the books on salmon fishing techniques are just too detailed. It really becomes quite difficult to find the spot and the method to hook that illusive big one. So we felt that we would provide a means of allowing the average angler a way of saving time and money, by providing all the key information he needs to start enjoying the sport.

About the author

The Rychkun brothers have turned a family passion into a family science. Each has fished this area for thirty years or more and both have been fishing since boyhood. It is their desire to convey simple, fundamental techniques that work best in the most popular fishing areas on Vancouver Island. They have systematically explored their subject for their own benefit and pleasure. In doing so, they realized that a simple, easy to follow guide needed to be made available - and here it is.

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