Spring Thinking and Dreaming

It’s mid-March and the snow is all but gone. There are clumps of white hanging on in the areas where several feet deep snowbanks towered just over one week ago, but otherwise, the land is various shades of brown and green. We went from furiously trying to seal up drafts…

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Fishing & Exploring Bronte Creek

At one time, the mention of Bronte Creek brought me images of gutted and rotting salmon, hoards of anglers, stream degradation, and massive amounts of garbage. These impressions were formed during my first two visits to Bronte Creek at Petro Park, and they’ve stayed with me to this day. However, since getting…

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The Mighty Grand River

Having lived near the Grand River for the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to witness her awesome power. She can deceive you, offering slow, meandering water over large flats that provide a calm place to set up and cast, but she can change her mood in a flash,…

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Lessons Learned From The Storm

More than half a week into the new semester and I have yet to make it to school. A return to the Southern Ontario winters of the past has kept me at home, bundled up tight, and watching the weather from inside of the house as much as possible. On…

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