April 1, 2015
Where did your fish come from?
When I started researching this blog about buying fish from a store and making the right choices for our health and protecting the ocean ecosystems I was over whelmed by the amount of things to consider. Is it farmed fish or GMO fish, what were the Commercial fishing practices? It comes down to 3 questions: 1. What type of fish is this? 2. Where did this fish come from? 3. How was it harvested? I have added some infographics and links to websites with lots of answers to these questions. We have a new Pinterest board “What fish to buy?” with even more info.
Our fishing clients can easily answer these questions, they reel the fish into the boat, see the guide clean the fish at the dock and take the fish to the fish processing room where it is flash frozen the same day. Does it get any easier or better than this?
The David Suzuki Foundation has a Pinterest Board and a great website.
Another good website with lots of great information
February 26, 2015
New Package Plus
At Trailhead Resort we work hard to improve the services we offer our guests. Our "New" Package Plus adds transportation from the Victoria Airport to Port Renfrew, with a choice of fun activities on your arrival day, to our 2 & 3 Day Fishing Packages. We will return you to the airport with your coolers full of fish. Let us take care of all the details so you can relax and reel in the halibut and salmon.
January 13, 2015
Vancouver Island Fishing
Trailhead Resort & Charters is a fishing lodge offering full package fishing trips on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC. Over the past 20 years we have built our resort, raised our family and gained valuable experience sports fishing for halibut and salmon. We live in a beautiful, exciting corner of the world and have created many great memories on various exploring adventures on the ocean, beaches and forests in our home. We invite friends, new and old to share this wonderful place with us. Read more….. Watch a video "Just Go Fishing" ….
Over the years we have helped many guest plan their fishing trips and heard about the successful and the troublesome holidays. Here are a few tips.
1. Compare Lodges: Is there a guide to get me to the best fishing holes? Do I have to fish and travel on the same day? Are the fish limits the same in all areas? Read more…..
2. Have your buddies pay for their own deposit so they won’t change their minds. If something prevents them from joining the trip they can help find a substitute. Booking Policies….
3. Use Goggle Map to help plan the best travel route and ferry services available. Getting Here……
4. Pack light but make sure to bring all the essentials. Downloadable Trip Planner in the footer. Make sure you have enough room in your vehicle to add the coolers of fish on your way home.
5. Plan how to get your catch home. Check your frozen, vacuum packed fish, in an airline accepted cooler, as your luggage. Care of your catch…..
Do you have more questions? You may find some answers here…….
Have you always dreamed of reeling in a big salmon? Would you love to go halibut fishing? Would you love to fill your freezer with delicious, healthy fish to try out new recipes with? Do you have a shortage of fishing buddies? Here is a blog with suggestions for Finding Fishing Buddies.
Every year Trailhead Resort gives away 2 free fishing trips to our guests that bring in the biggest Salmon and largest Halibut in our Big Fish Challenge. Have a look at the past year's winners. Remember you can’t win the contest if you don’t book a fishing package with us.
We followed the expression “If you build it they will come” but when we built Trailhead Resort we never expected the best part of all, so many great friends we would make and all the wonderful people we would meet. We are very thankful to all our guests that have returned year after year, bringing along newbies, neighbours and nephews, not only for making our lifestyle possible but for becoming a major part in all our lives. Read some of our Guest Reviews ... More reviews in Trip Advisor... To write your own review for Trailhead Resort