Archive for February, 2011

Port Renfrew fishing report

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Well…not really much of a report.  It has been too rough to fish, but the crabbing is reported to be excellent!

Here’s an experimental recipe.  It is a different taste, not for everyone.  But if you like pickled fish, then you will like this.  Thanks to SportsfishingBC forum crew for the recipe and inspiration.

Pickled Salmon

1. Fillet fresh and unfrozen salmon – deboned, skinned and chopped into equal square inch cubes or 1/4 inch strips.
2. Layer with pickling salt for 4-6 hours (no water). If salt disappears add more.
3. Rinse off twice in separate fresh water baths. Texture should be kinda hard.
4. Dry completely in paper towel till sticky and set aside in fridge.

Prepare pickling solution.  Combine the following-
1 cup water
1 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 level tablespoon pickling spice
Peppercorns 1/2 tsp
Slices of Fresh Garlic and Ginger
Boil 5 Minutes then cool

Layer onions, lemon slices, and salmon in jars until 2/3 full.

Pour COLD brine over fish and refrigerate for at least 5 days for flavours to develop.

Fishing Port Renfrew Facebook contest

Friday, February 4th, 2011

We have set up a Facebook page for Fishing in Sooke and Port Renfrew

The Facebook page is all about southern Vancouver Island fishing. If you want to join in and hear what’s going on, visit the page and click “Like”.  You can also post your own photos or comments on the wall.

We are holding a contest to encourage people to join in. Everyone on our “Like” list on February 28th will be entered into a draw for two prizes:

1. A Canadian Girls in Gear 2011 Calendar. “Gorgeous models shot on location in Sooke BC”

2. A Fishing Sooke or Fishing Port Renfrew Tshirt.

Show you Like Sooke & Port Renfrew fishing and join in on the fun!

RULES (and the fine print):

– To be eligible,
(a) you must be listed on the “Like” list for the Fishing Port Renfrew & Fishing Sooke Facebook page as of Feb 28, 2011, 6pm PST.
(b) you must provide your name and a way to contact you (email, phone #, or mail address) to

– Draw will take place Feb 28, 2011, 6pm PST

– This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Fishing Port Renfrew & Fishing Sooke and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for notifying the winner of this contest.