Fly fishing on the west coast

JUNE 2018 FISHING REPORT

KEITH HYETT Fishing Reports

As I write this report summer would appear to have arrived with temperatures forecast in the high 20’s this week. Now is the time to get your equipment or boat out of storage and prepare for the new season ahead whether you are chasing trout in rivers and lakes or salmon in the salt chuck! Fry patterns in rivers work …

SPRING 2018 FISHING REPORT

KEITH HYETT Fishing Reports

Spring is on its way, the clock change has given us another hour of light in the evenings and as I write this report the sun is shining from a clear blue sky. The period after Christmas is generally one of the quietest times of the year for the fly fisherman. A few avid anglers have been out chasing the …

WINTER FISHING REPORT 2017

KEITH HYETT Fishing Reports

WINTER FISHING REPORT 2017 After an Indian Summer that lasted right to the end of October the weather has broken and winter is upon us. The height of the fishing season is now largely over. After a difficult summer with very little water, the fishing got better with the rainfall of late fall. In fact as I write this in …

FALL FISHING REPORT 2017

KEITH HYETT Fishing Reports

FALL 2017 FISHING REPORT As I write this temperatures on Vancouver Island have hit 30 degrees and essentially we have had no rain for over 3 months Rivers on the East Coast have virtually no flow and will make the fall run of spawning salmon difficult for the fish unless conditions change for the better. Lakes, of course, have remained …

FISHING REPORT AUGUST 2017

KEITH HYETT Fishing Reports

FISHING REPORT AUGUST 2017 Most fly and gear anglers are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Pink salmon which typically start to show up off the northern beaches and rivers about now. 2017 is forecast to be a good being an odd year. Initially numbers will be sporadic. However the larger run will start soon and these prolific fish give …

FISHING REPORT JULY 2017

KEITH HYETT Fishing Reports

JULY 2017 FISHING REPORT Having spent Spring and early Summer chasing trout in several Vancouver Island rivers my thoughts, and many others, now turn toward the arrival of millions of Pink Salmon which normally show up on the north-east coast of the island mid month. This is an odd year which should see good numbers of these very underrated sporting …

FISHING REPORT JUNE 2017

KEITH HYETT Fishing Reports

After a long cold wet Spring now is the time to get your equipment or boat out of storage and prepare for the new season ahead whether you are chasing trout in rivers and lakes or salmon in the salt chuck Fry patterns in rivers work well at this time of year representing young pink and chum that are dropping …

WINTER 2016 FISHING REPORT

KEITH HYETT Fishing Reports, Historical Fishing Reports

WINTER 2016 FISHING REPORT The height of the fishing season is now largely over. After a difficult early summer with very little water, which eventually led to closure of nearly all of the rivers on the south of the island, fishing got better with the rainfall of late summer/early fall. In fact as I write this in early November I …

FALL 2016 FISHING REPORT

KEITH HYETT Fishing Reports, Historical Fishing Reports

FALL 2016 FISHING REPORT Another unusual year with most of the rivers on the east coast closed on July 1st until further notice. Lakes, of course, have remained open, but the high water temperatures have made fishing difficult as the fish retreat to the depths to find cooler water. Most fly fishermen were therefore looking forward to the arrival of …

AUGUST 2016 FISHING REPORT

KEITH HYETT Fishing Reports, Historical Fishing Reports

AUGUST 2016 FISHING REPORT I write this having just returned from an early fishing trip to Campbell River to chase the first run of Pink salmon that I heard had come into the river. In the same week last year I had found fish and this was the same. Not huge numbers but fresh silver fish and larger than normal. …