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Tom Derry is the executive director of the Native Fish Society and has dedicated his life to the conservation of anadromous fish on the westcoast. When not fishing he can be found somewhere in the Skeena drainage his home away from home. He lives in Molalla, Oregon with his wife Connie. Question 1: What’s […]
In 2016 preparations for a conservation arm of Epic Waters Angling began. Armed with the successes of previous environmental organizations and already with focus on some core conservation concerns we set out to hone our activism. We felt that that the best way to affect change was wade right in – excuse the pun. Anglers […]
The Fisherman’s 5 is a new series we are running here at Epic Waters, so keep your eye out for it in the upcoming weeks. We will be asking folks who have been in the fishing industry for many years 5 questions to answer honestly. Expect to hear from guides, marketing experts, casting champions, rod and reel […]
By now the CDC has probably dispatched some representatives to investigate reports of this recent epidemic, but it may be too little, too late. It was widely reported that symptoms of an attack of this year’s Tarpon Fever included increased heart rate, loss of coordination, difficulty speaking, tunnel vision (on the lead fish), loss of […]
We all know that industry is part of living in northern BC: logging trucks roll past on the highways, trains carrying cargo rumble through our communities, and thousands of tourists visit every year in airplanes and RVs. Even the fishing industry contributes to the clatter with motorized river access and fly-in camps. All that said, […]
Many things have contributed to the great decrease in salmon populations up and down the coast. There are plenty of arguments to suggest we should sit idly by with our hands tied. Many believe we understand so little about the causes that it’s a waste of time and money to try to stop it, or […]
A 1996 study of all anadromous or ocean-going fish stocks in British Columbia and Yukon documented that 142 separate stocks or runs have already gone extinct out of a total of 9,662. In the United States, which has endured far more human impacts to Steelhead and salmon rivers and their watersheds, have lost over 400 […]