Bill Haymond and Myles Sidorak with a big halibut

In addition to more than forty years of personal fishing, since the summer of 2008 I've worked as a relief fishing guide at several lodges on the BC coast. It began as a few trips, but this quickly grew to fifty to sixty days of guiding each summer. The days are long and one day blurs into the next. However it is a great way to gain experience, as I have had the opportunity to chat with and learn from some very experienced fishermen and fellow guides. To assist my memory I make journal entries at the end of each fishing day, then during the winter months I read my notes carefully and reflect on what I learned that summer. This is encapsulated in the "fishing summary" pdf files below (and a lot of this information is included in the book).

2017 fishing summary (opens in a new window)

2016 fishing summary
2015 fishing summary
2014 fishing summary
2013 fishing summary
2012 fishing summary
2011 fishing summary

Daniel Nomura Master's Thesis 1979

The photo at right shows Bill Haymond and Myles Sidorak with a big halibut.