Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fishing in Stanley Park

 We took advantage of the gorgeous weather by going alongside the north-side of the Stanley Park, this urban masterpiece of landscape for outdoor sports lovers.

Fishermen in Stanley Park, Vancouver

Along the seawall, I knew there'd be a popular angling location for all the line between English Bay and Burrard Inlet, particularly around the Siwash Rock and close to The Girl in a Wet Suit statue. The water is sufficiently deep there to allow the possibility of landing a salmon, especially now, at the end of the summer, when is said that a run of pinks returns to Burrard Inlet.
The Girl in a Wet Suit statue, which resembling Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, seems to taught us that if he is patient, may hook the “big one” fish, even he was not leaving the dock. 

"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of that which is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope" proverb

Fishing raccoon in Stanley Park, Vancouver

Goose on the water in Stanley Park, VancouverWe were amazed that not only people were practicing  fishing in Stanley Park.
Fisher-ducks in Stanley Park, VancouverThe raccoons, goose, ducks and ocean birds also seems to have a saltwater fishing tournament,  finding many exciting fishing opportunities year-round along the Ocean Seawall or Lost Lagoon . 

For the pure enjoyment of fishing, all wild animals and birds don't need a license, but for the people appropriate fishing licenses are required for fresh and saltwater fishing. Both types can be purchased online or at sporting and fishing retailers as well as the Government of BC's fishing website.

Ocean birds in Stanley Park, Vancouver
I remembered that two years ago I had a trip and  the absolute best part was to going out on the incredible scenery, siting in a quaint atmosphere, together with my family and  fishing side by side. I miss the fishing adventures... maybe I will thinking more about Vancouver's fishing opportunities for my weekends...
Fishing in Stanley Park, close to the Girl in a wet suit statue, Vancouver

"Fishing is much more than fish, It is the great occasion when we may return to  the fine simplicity of our forefathers" Herbert Hoover


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