Port Renfrew Marina Report May 20/16

Port Renfrew Marina and the surrounding area saw excellent weather with sunny skies and calm seas a few days ago, since then the seas were rough for a couple days, hopefully the calmer weather will return very soon. Excellent crabbing has been the buzz since our opening. Quite possibly the best we have ever seen.

Halibut fishing continues to be strong though the average size is getting a  little smaller. Strange current patterns have some fishermen sit on anchor for a few hours till they get the first fish. Salmon bellies are personally jigged herring ae working best.

The 'chicken ranch" has turned on early this year. Chinook salmon in the teens are being caught on spoons and anchovies. Watch the weather as we can still get a SE wind which makes for a rotten ride home.

Beach fishing for springs is still a little slow with the cut pluggers at Camper hooking one or two a day with the seal managing to steal the odd one.

A big thank you goes out to Stan Robertson for fixing the long dock at the ramp! Also a big thanks goes out to Desi Hatchard, our caretaker, for helping Bud push some new docks up the river to the marina.

For those of you who are wondering about the fire restrictions, the marina area is fine, campfires are allowed as long as they are no more than 1/2 meter in height and width. Be aware of your campfire and the area surrounding it as the season is looking like it will be a dry one, even for Renfrew. We will have some firewood for sale, ask at the office.

The pay phone is installed but not working as yet. We hope to have it up and running very soon. At this time we are having problems accessing our voice messages on the office phone so unfortunately we can't hear them so please if we miss your call you will need to call back until this gets resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

It is now past the deadline for previous customers to contact us regarding keeping their site from last year. IF you are a returning customer and do want your site you must contact us immediately or your site will likely be gone.

Big News:  The marina is in the process of getting running water installed so we will have an ongoing supply and no need eventually for the water truck. Plans for completion are tentatively set for mid summer all things being equal. Will keep things updated as we learn new information.

Raffle Item. Port Renfrew Marina is now raffling an Islander Reel donated by Islander Reel in Victoria. The proceeds from this raffle will go to the local fish hatchery in Port Renfrew.

Islander Reel

   MR 2-LA Mooching Reel

           Arbor Slate

Generously Donated by: Islander Reels, Victoria

     Retail value: $625.00

Full frame construction w/ one piece spool & frame

Free spool operation controlled w/ frame-side  recessed lever

One way large cork disc drag system

Face side adjustable drag knob

Islander classic outgoing clicker & generous palming rim

        Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00 at Port Renfrew Marina

            Draw Date: Sept. 4th  @ PRM Labor Day Derby

Bud & Rex