Port Renfrew Marina officially opens on May1st, this weekend. Another winter has passed and a new season awaits for a summer of fishing. So far in the late spring we have had reports of good fishing for halibut. There are many "chicken" sized ones if you can get out there. The weather has hindered some boating and there have been many seasick people! Crabbing remains great, lots out there and they will vary in catch, some full with meat, others still with water in the shell but very sweet. Port Renfrew Marina now has gas. We have boat gas, car gas and diesel.
A reminder to all our seasonal customers. Please let us know as soon as possible with the deadline of May 10th if you are returning or not. We have many new people inquiring and you don't want to be disappointed if you lose your spot. Also if you are seasonal you may want to pay before the April 30th deadline. If you pay the fee in full before that date you can avoid the HST tax.
For the retuning customers you will recognize Knut working again this year. We are pelased to have him helping us again with his endless handyman abilities.
Regarding the phones and ATM, we do have them up and running this year so far! If we are lucky and all things work, we will keep it that way. If you recall last year the ATM had many problems, we hope we have eliminated them.
If you have been to Port Renfrew Marina this year you will see quite a few wonderful changes. Our indispensible caretakers, Wayne & Gwen Coleman have spent their winter cleaning up the grounds, trimming trees and marking off sites. We can't thank you enough for all your hard work!
All of us at Port Renfrew Marina look forward to seeing our returning customers and all our new ones. Wishing you a safe and exciting season of fishing. See you up there!
Bud & Rex