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#18778 Reputation?

Posted by pmorris on 26 May 2011 - 02:49 PM

You can add a +1 vote for posts you like using the green icon toward the bottom right of the post, much like the "like" feature on Facebook.

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#50378 River Philip, The Unfair Fishery

Posted by basindawg on 15 June 2013 - 06:27 AM

Well ill be at River phillup in an hour. Come put me in the river ;)


never heard of River phillup .  And I make a point of not polluting our rivers with trash. ;)

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#54234 Found Fishing Gear Today(South River)

Posted by Stradicman on 18 September 2013 - 10:35 AM

Thank's to this forum owner has been found!
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#51060 River Philip, The Unfair Fishery

Posted by basindawg on 27 June 2013 - 06:24 AM

New day new perspective :  this site should have shut down that gawddamn idiot after his posting of all the fish he slaughters.  When I signed on here I assumed it was a site for sportsmen to share ideas and experiences of fishing here in NS, discuss conservation and etc.   99 % of the folks on here present themselves well, real sportspeople enjoying the outdoors, discussing experiences on the water and exchanging ideas and methods of fishing and conserving/protecting the resources. The "ninja"  has openly displayed his complete disregard for our resources and seems to enjoy boasting about his kill catches - yes that's certainly a shining example of the sportspeople of NS Fishing.  Morons like that need to go the way of the Dodo and have no place on a fishing site supposedly dedicated to the SPORT of fishing, I would not feel at all bad or remorseful if someone were to find his stinking carcass floating ass up in some river.

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#49237 Free Fishing Weekend - Random Thoughts

Posted by pmorris on 31 May 2013 - 09:04 AM

It's free fishing weekend on June 1st and 2nd and the weather could be decent for a change (although watch for lightning). It's a great opportunity to introduce somebody to fishing or re-introduce somebody who may not have fished for awhile. It's funny, but I always think about introducing kids to fishing, but you can do that anytime if they're under 16 since no license is required. This weekend, why not invite a senior out fishing? Somebody who may have given up the pastime but might want to feel the tug one more - or a few more - times.

If I had thought of this earlier I might have tried to organize something with a seniors' home or Legion. A number of us have organized similar activities with childrens' and other groups over the years. Why not do it for some seniors?

Enjoy the wekend,
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#48828 Spinners For Trout Video

Posted by Edward on 25 May 2013 - 09:06 AM

Life jackets save lives.
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#45068 River Philip, The Unfair Fishery

Posted by Terran on 31 March 2013 - 06:23 PM

Just curious, but would the non-fly fishers accept a list of gear restrictions that might improve the chances of successful release of salmon?

If you could fish lures with only single barbless hook (no trebles)? Bait fish with barbless circle hook only? No bait whatsoever? Catch and release only on these rivers?

Would this be of interest?

I guess what I'm getting at is this; exactly what are you looking for? This is about protecting the resource and hopefully nurturing what's left of the wild Atlantic Salmon in Nova Scotia.

I haven't fished these rivers in a number of years, but it sounds as if whatever is being done to improve and protect the resource is working.

I fly fish, but I also spin fish. So I guess that makes me the bastard in all of this? Yes, I enjoy fly fishing...no, that doesn't make me some stuck up snob...and I certainly don't have deeper pockets or a fatter wallet. Nor do a lot of my friends who enjoy fly fishing.

Yeah, there are a few pompous a$$holes who think fly fishing makes them special, but you'll find that in anything. Most of the anglers I meet fly fishing are just normal folks. Even the Doctors and lawyers I've met didn't put on aires. So what is it with this perception of fly fishing and fly fishermen being anything but anglers out enjoying the sport by their preferred method?

I'm the same guy when I'm out spin fishing as I am when I'm out fly fishing. Try talking to me and we'll probably get on great. Approach me as if I'm unwanted or some stuck up prick and we're probably not going to get on too well.

Instead of the "us against them" attitude. Maybe try figuring out a way to work this out that meets everyones interests.

Or hell, just take up fly fishing. You'd probably enjoy it.

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#31690 Maps

Posted by HaliKat on 13 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

Hi All,

With the previous discussions of getting lost in the woods and someone mentioning the NS Fishing Map that the government produces, I looked online yesterday to see if I could buy it locally, instead of ordering it from the government. I went to Maps and More (lower water st., where the Daily News used to be) http://www.mapsandmore.ca/, and picked up the NS Fishing Map. It seems to be a really good one. They also had a lot of other great maps for different river systems as well as a fishing book that had a lot of great information on what species can be fished when & where, depending on the month and season. I wasn't expecting to find so many useful tools, and thought I would pass along the great finds that I found. :)
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#3098 Tossing Pickerel

Posted by 1NSH Dave on 11 July 2010 - 07:09 PM

I was fishing along the shore of Gaspereau Lake on Thurs evening and found a dead pickerel laying on a rock. By the looks of it I'm guessing someone caught it and tossed it. Could be that a bird caught it and left it there, but it didn't appear mangled in the least so I think not.

This brought me back to thinking about people I've heard say that the only good thing to do with a pickerel is to toss it in the woods. WHICH IS ILLEGAL! It drives me crazy to think that people do this. Yes, they are an invasive specie in most watersheds they are present in, often introduced there by people, in some cases they managed to move there themselves. But this does not give ANYONE the right to catch them and toss them in the woods. If anyone that believes it IS a good idea is reading this, think again. Do you really believe that by throwing a couple of em out of the lake is going to make ANY difference at all? You catch and keep more of the native trout/bass/perch/whatevers than you throw pickerel away, and those species survive on right? So why will tossing a few pickerel away make any effect on their existence in such a lake?

Just my point of view on this.

Unfortunately I had no idea who it could have been that did this or else I'd report them.

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#24165 Spare Fishing Rods

Posted by bambam on 23 August 2011 - 01:19 PM

i heard about a program for donating fishing rods for underprivileged one time a long while ago. is there still such a program or organization around ?
i've been doing some looking at my gear and i don't use most of my fishing rods and they are just being wasted. as hard as it is to part with them ,i'd like to donate them rather then go through the hassle of selling them.
that and i don't want them to just sit in another guys basement being wasted.
the idea came to me the other night while fishing in the passage and saw three kids taking turns with one fishing rod.(and yes i geared them up with a fishing rod of their own). i figure it's better to intrest new anglers to the sport.
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#74162 Nasty Comments!

Posted by bob_marlo on 02 February 2014 - 12:03 PM

my 2 cents for what its worth.....i feel the need to share as i've been in said fly shop with these people and can say from my experience the young lad was treated with respect, even"toning it down" for the little ears from what the norm would be after hours once the sign read closed and the vices came out. i'm not sure about all the he said she said BS but like it or not its part of fishing and a fact of the matter that you gotta have tough skin, especialy when your fly fishing for salmon in this end of the country (probably any part of the country from what i gather). True, he is a boy, but he's playing what is largely considered a mans game, and one that tends to bring out the boy in most of us, so "suck it up and grow up" probably wont happen.


A message to Bonita, I dont think your helping the situation or your son by coming on here and calling people out. From what I gather he has made quite afew friends through his fishing exploits and maybe you should let this be a lesson to him that it's not all sunshine and lollipops in the real world. If the worst that happens is some hurt feelings thats not so bad in the grand scheme is it? I'm sure he is doing some growing up and maybe this is just a part of that process?


Anyway I hope your son continues to fish and enjoy the great resource we have here.



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#54195 Found Fishing Gear Today(South River)

Posted by Stradicman on 16 September 2013 - 08:07 PM

If anyone lost or left behind some fishing gear on South River just pm me and identify it so I can get it back to you.

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#49183 Massive Brookies

Posted by cooterspaw on 30 May 2013 - 05:13 PM

I was always under the belief that dragging trout across rocks and sticking your fingers in there gills did damage to the fish
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#31067 Any Stripers ?

Posted by bob_marlo on 07 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

I had to sit down with a map, highlighter and two regs handbooks for this one but i think i got it figured


from the bay of fundy to the east milford CN bridge - OPEN ALL YEAR ***MAY 10 to JUNE 10*** NO NATURAL BAIT *** SINGLE HOOK LURE OR FLY TO THE STEWIACKE RIVER*** BAG LIMIT ZERO****

east milford bridge to grand lake - APRIL 1 to OCT 31


from the tidal mark at the hwy 2 bridge to the CN bridge at McKay siding - APRIL 1 to SEP 30

McKay siding CN bridge to upper stewicke bridge - MAY 10 to SEP 30

east of the upper stewiacke bridge - APRIL 1 to SEP 30






******MAY 10-JUNE 10- BAG LIMIT IS 0 (ZERO) ****** this is for grand lake and the shubie river from grand lake to stewiacke river, as well as the stewiacke river from the east stewiacke bridge to the shubie

do not keep any stripers between these dates

IMO theres really no reason to keep any striper as when they get to the size allowed for bagging the meat is not the best eating anyhow, not as many people seem to fish'em betwen these dates though because you cant keep'em, so any one out is prolly (hopefully) C&R and wont take kindly to somebody breaking this rule
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sound about right???
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#114737 Great Loss To The Ns Fishing And Hunting Community

Posted by Perry on 30 June 2014 - 03:34 PM

When I heard the news I was deeply saddened. Richard was a regular contributer to the site a few years ago and his photos and videos were well done and showed the activities of a man born to be an outdoorsman. Once you got to know him he was more than that, a good friend, family man and generous with his knowledge. He was a angler who could catch a fish in a sponge and it would be a good one. I searched my notes for a prayer that  felt would be approiate and would like to share.



I pray that I may live to fish...

Until my dying day.

And when it comes to

my last cast,

I then most humbly pray:

When in the Lord's

great landing net

And peacefully asleep

That in His mercy I be judged

Big enough to keep.


No question in my mind!! Peace

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