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Safety Orientation & Safety Info


Safety is our #1 regard;Before departure all guests receive a Safety Orientation and are informed as to the location of Safety Equipment.

1 You will be shown the Red DSC button on the boat radio. When required, if you push the button for 5 seconds it will send the digital ID and location of the boat on a Mayday protocol which will be received by all commercial boats including the Coast Guard.
 
2 All guests will be supplied with life-jackets that must be properly worn (clipped in) at all times.

Fishing with Whales

Recently while on a Family Fun Fishing charter near the Lenard Island Lighthouse a Humpback Whale swam quite close to the boat and rolled over on its side.  That day we caught a bunch of Copper Rock Fish at a depth of about 15 m. , which we released. 

As an experienced ex-commercial fisherman who caught and supplied live Rock Fish for the (high-end) Asian restaurant market I know these fish will survive.  Fisheries studies show that 90% of these fish die, however, that study was done at 90 m.

Family Fishing

Here goes my first blog.
 
Family fishing has been very successful this summer,  Our 'catch & release' fishing ensures there's always been lots of fish around and they're bitting.  We've been catching a wide assortment of various species including; Black Rock Fish (aka Black Seabass), Copper Rock fish, Tommy Cod (aka Kelp Greenling), and China Rock fish.  
 
Today (July 30) while fishing with a father and his son near Tonquin Island near the harbour entrance, the son reeled in about 12 rock fish including a couple of Lingcod.  Today was his first time fishing, I'm quite sure it's not his last!   
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