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    By Josh Choronzey

    The readers of this newspaper live in a region which is home to a vast numbers of outdoor enthusiasts. Ample hunting opportunities, the incredible sport fishery, and the green-space available during all four seasons, all contribute to the sense that this region has it all. In decades past, outdoor columns have accompanied the pages of the Owen ...

    One of the interesting parts of every derby is listening to the tales of the fish that got away. It happens to all of us anglers at times because catching fish is never a sure thing. Perhaps the lost fish was a prize winner, maybe even a derby winner but winner or not it is still frustrating to lose a good fish just ...
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    Children raised away from the big cities have a lot of advantages over their down-town peers. They have more access to outdoor recreation and in many cases their parents find it practical to get these kids a dog as a companion. Bonded early, the relationship is beneficial for both dog and child and the joys they experience together ...
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    There are a lot of anglers out on the Lake during a derby. Most of these anglers use the same half-dozen lure patterns, rig their equipment the same old way and fish at the same depth and speed.

    Lots of fish are caught during the good biting hours of first and last light with these tried and true methods but during ...
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    The date was January 25, 1976, Rhoda Hill told me, when she slipped a net under the biggest rainbow trout ever caught by rod and reel in Canada. Her late husband George Hill caught the record rainbow in Kootenay Lake B.C. on a Silver Horde lure that still hangs in the mounted fishís jaw on Rhoda's living room wall. ...

    Many people find their sport or activity is more fun when done with finesse.

    A good example of finesse is paddling a canoe or kayak when a motorboat would get you to your destination so much faster. It can be very enjoyable paddling quietly down a wilderness stream, making little more noise than a beaver or wading heron. Compare that to chugging downriver with a big inboard motor. ...
    The Honourable Mr. Justice Warren Winkler, Ontario Court of Justice

    Occasionally, a good speaker will hold the complete attention of an audience for a few minutes at a time. It is rare however, for any speaker to hold that attention for over an hour. On February 7th, big game hunter, guest speaker and new SSA member Warren Winkler described some of his travels in Africa to an audience of over 95 people at the Sydenham Sportsmanís ...

    March is the time of year when fishing fever begins. The first sign of spring fishing fever is when packages and parcels from tackle stores begin to show up under the arms of homecoming anglers. The next sign is when fishing vests and tackle boxes are dug out of hibernation and crumpled waders come out of storage. Itís tackle tinkering time and like ...
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