For Port Renfrew Marina and the related area salmon fishing along the shore continues to be fairly inconsistent. A couple of slow days are followed by a couple of better days with Logan, East Point and Camper Creek being the best areas. Offshore the "chicken ranch" is the place to be. Limit catches of Chinook and halibut are common and if the coho are around you can add them to your catch also. "Turd" hoochies are the hot lure run on a purple onion or green glows out there. For those not aware there are new regulations regarding fishing for halibut, see info below.
Effective April 1, 2013 until further notice: The maximum length for halibut is 126 cm. The daily limit for halibut is one (1). The possession limit for halibut is two (2), only one of which may be greater than 83cm in length. There will be an annual limit of six (6) halibut per license. All halibut retained by the license holder shall be immediately recorded in ink on the Tidal Waters Sport Fishing license. The area from which each halibut is caught and its length shall immediately be recorded on license.
Crabbing is poor and we think because of the heavy commercial pressure inside the bay.
- Don Brickland 31
- Wayne Winters 35.8
- John Gordon 39.5
Important Dates: Coming up at Port Renfrew Marina is the 13th annual Davey Derby on July 26, 27, and 28th. This derby if you haven't ever been in it is the derby to go in. The prizes are amazing and Audie Williams out does himself every year with a boatload of volunteers. The proceeds go to the very best causes to support families with dire family situations with illness or other catastrophes. Please consider going in this derby to support this great cause and to have a great time. For more info go to www.daveyderby.ca
More Info: At Port Renfrew Marina the cookshack has reopened under a new name, The Salmonberry Bistro with the new owner, Tahnee Kuzman and the word out is the menu is eclectic and delicious with a newly redecorated sitting area.
A reminder: For new customers coming by to the marina for camping or even just fuel please note we are a cash only business. We do have an ATM in the office for your convenience.
Wanted: Port Renfrew Marina is looking for a new deep freeze for fish storage. Anyone who may have one for sale or one they would like to get rid of please contact us at the office 250 483-1878. Thank you.
Bud & Rex