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Otto and his fellow fisherman received an extension and are fishing up near the Nass today and tomorrow. This means more delicious Nass sockeye salmon for our members! Shaun is going to head back to Barkley sound to do some fishing on Wednesday. This means more fresh sockeye pickups later this week. We’re aiming to … Continued

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How to fillet a salmon

June 21, 2013

Check out this great video by Ocean Wise chef Rob Clark on how to fillet a salmon. Click the link below http://bit.ly/ctoxYS

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Fresh sockeye fish pickup tomorrow (Saturday June 22)!

June 21, 2013

Otto and his long-time fisherman friends Leonard, Fernando, and Bill had a successful first week fishing and sent down almost 300 beautiful Nass sockeye’s. They’ve been dressed (gutted) and their heads were removed by a processor near the fishing grounds. Shaun is picking them up today and taking most of them to be filleted and … Continued

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Our thoughts are with our Alberta CSF members

June 21, 2013

News of the devastating flooding in Alberta has shocked us all. All our members in Calgary, High River, and other communities in Southern Alberta are in our hearts and minds today.  Please let us know how you are when things settle down.

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First fresh fish pick-up of the year!

June 21, 2013

It was so great to catch up with old members and meet some of our new members at tonights fresh fish pick-up! Here’s a picture of fisherman Shaun showing off some of the beauts, and Shaun’s helpful assistant Oliver showing off his share of the catch

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Otto hailed in this morning to say that, after fishing all day and running most of the night down to Prince Rupert, he and Leonard are taking about 100 beautiful, shiny, bright Nass run sockeye salmon in to be cleaned and shipped down to us in Vancouver!  Vancouver members can expect an email soon about … Continued

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First fresh fish from Barkley Sound this week!

June 17, 2013

Our Vancouver Island fisherman, Rod Roberts, is heading out fishing for the first salmon of the season this week. Shaun and his trusty assistant and son, Oliver (now 5 years old) will drive over to Port Alberni on Wednesday to retrieve the catch. We expect to have a fresh salmon pick-up Thursday night and we’ll … Continued

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Gearing up for the first salmon

June 16, 2013

Otto & Leonard arrived at Port Edward yesterday, put their nets on their drums, and, on Monday, they will take on 1000lbs of ice each, and make the 5 hour trip to the fishing grounds in Area 3, Portland Inlet, Nass Bay.    The weather was good for the run up and we’re hoping the … Continued

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Otto is setting sail!

June 12, 2013

This past weekend Shaun drove Otto up to his new boat, Omega 5, which has been moored in Comox over the winter. Otto will be heading out this week with Leonard, his long-time friend and fellow fisherman. They will be journeying up the coast to the Nass River fishing grounds near the Alaska border. It’s … Continued

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How do I deal with live spot prawns?!

June 6, 2013

A few members have been asking about safe handling of live spot prawns.  How long can I keep them before cooking them? How do I kill them?  You’ll find answers to a lot of your questions on this excellent and thorough Wild BC Spot Prawn website  http://wildbcspotprawns.com/wp/handling/.

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