We have been busy checking out the fishing places around Campbell River. We have a great spot right in the campground, it is totally equipped with a fish cleaning area, a huge net to pull them in with and more. We also drove about 20 miles to town and checked out the Discovery Pier in Campbell River. It is awesome!!! You can even buy the fishing license for a day there. I am hoping Jerry catches us some fresh salmon and cod for the freezer.
Discovery Pier is Canada’s first saltwater fishing pier. It extends 150 feet from the shore, is 600 feet long and provides access to high-quality recreational fishing. An ideal setting for wildlife viewing and day or evening strolls. Open 24 hours a day, the pier is fully lit and has built-in rod holders, bait stands, fish cleaning tables, covered areas, picnic tables, and benches. The concession provides rod and tackle rentals plus licenses. They have free fishing and rods for kids under 16. We were wishing Cameron and Sammy were here to fish with us, they are our only grandkids under 16 now. If the fish wiggles and has a tail you also get a free ice cream cone from their famous ice cream stand! They even have a place to park your RV while you fish. We are planning a trip back for Jerry to fish while I watch the birds and the wildlife.
Positioned at the junction of a massive water highway stretching from Puget Sound, in Washington State north, to the Queen Charlotte Islands and Alaska, Campbell River is often touted as the “World’s Salmon Fishing Capital.” Bounded by water and mountains, encircled by wilderness and blessed with mild weather, great catches abound, and adventure is a way of life. This is a place you can ski in the morning, golf in the afternoon and catch the evening tide for saltwater sports fishing. Paradise for Jerry.
On the way back we stopped and observed the Seymour Passage, I will be adding this one to another update later. I have to add only a few pictures at a time with this wi-fi. Check back later for more from Vancouver Island.