I recently started drinking whisky and I’ve really begun to enjoy it now more than ever. Part of me thinks that it’s an age thing, or maybe it’s just because the people I camp with all drink whisky. Regardless there is something about the outdoors and whisky that simply pair perfectly. We’ve seen some questionable results when it comes to market blending of fishing and alcohol, but I think Speyburn Whisky has found a responsible route.
Speyburn is distilled in the famous Speyside region of the Scottish Highlands which has a long standing connection to conservation, fishing and the great outdoors. Today, Speyburn continues to use the time-honored traditional distillation method that was first used near the banks of the River Spey in 1897.
Speyburn Single Malt Scotch Whisky is searching for the “Best Catch” fishing tale. All they’re asking for is a photo and a 100-word fishing story for your chance to win. Every month one tale will be selected for a $50 Orvis gift card and they’ll even donate one dollar to the American Rivers organization for every single photo submitted from now until August 31st, 2012 when the contest ends.
The grand prize winner will receive a professionally-framed artist’s rendition of their photo and a $500 Orvis gift card! The runner-up will receive a Speyburn Merchandise package, an American Rivers gift card, and a $50 Orvis gift card.
Michael and Margaret Snell, a retired British couple vacationing in B.C. have what could be the one of largest fish ever caught on a rod and reel in North America! The couple was on a guided fishing trip for sturgeon on the Fraser River in Chilliwack, where after a 90-minute battle they pulled in a sturgeon that was nearly four meters long and weighed about 500 kilograms (that’s over 1100 pounds)!
“You’re there waiting for the rod to go and all of a sudden it plunges down then you strike, and it’s on,” Michael Snell said. “I got my wife, Margaret, to hang on to me. ‘Hang on to my belt,’ I said, ‘Because if it pulls, I want to stay in the boat.”
The white sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish species in North American and can live up to 100 years or more. The fish was not tagged suggesting it had not been caught in nearly 20 years and was released to fight another day.
This fantastic polyester felt shark laundry basket was handmade by Etsy seller Ultramaryna. I’m sure we can all agree that our lives, and homes, need more shark related things. One thing I can’t agree on however, is the $150 price tag! But having said that this one is already sold! So maybe head to your nearest fabric store and try making one of these on your own.
We’ve covered Lake St. Clair musky before, mostly because they’re absolutely massive, and this post is no different. Sure it may not be the biggest musky at 42″ and 25lbs but it’s one of the biggest tiger musky I’ve ever seen*.
* The biggest I’ve ever seen is the Minnesota state record tiger musky after the break.
My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck. Matt is [...]
This exotic fish may be native to southeast asia, but would you believe there’s one place in the United States where you can catch one right along side a largemouth bass. While they’re most commonly found here in aquariums many misinformed owners don’t realize they can grow up to 40″ [...]
The fishing season is off to a fantastic start this year! Last weekend marked the opening of trout season here in Ontario and though I was only able to get out yesterday, my friends and I still managed to have a fantastic day on the river. We woke up early [...]
We haven’t done a caption contest in a while, mostly because it takes a very special picture or video to inspire us. Today we have a video so wild we couldn’t even describe it! Hopefully you’ll have better luck though. The best description of this video left in the comments [...]
Fishing Camp is a fishing trivia board game from Education Outdoors aimed to please the whole family. Supporting up to eight players as young as four years old, the game separates trivia questions into four levels. Level one questions are simple, like identifying fish species or fishing tackle. The difficulty [...]
My XTRATUF II boots have been the footwear of choice for winter fishing this year and they’ve been fantastic on every outing. I’m sad that they’ll be put away in the next few weeks as summer approaches, but I’m very happy knowing they’re ready and waiting for next winter. When [...]
Earth Day 2013 is here! When is Earth Day? Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. Many communities also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, organizing a series [...]