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Posted on March 13, 2013 by

Hooké Patagonia Teaser

If you have followed the adventures of the boys from Hooké, then you already know they recently returned from an epic fishing trip to Patagonia. Their Instagram page as been littered with stunning photos and I’ve been patiently waiting to see some video footage from the trip. It looks like today is finally the day, here is the highly anticipated Hooké in Patagonia teaser!

Hooké in Patagonia / Teaser from HOOKÉ on Vimeo.

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Posted on August 1, 2012 by

LOW & CLEAR Official Trailer

I think LOW & CLEAR is the exactly kind of fishing movie I would make, and because of that I really enjoyed the trailer and am looking forward to seeing the movie. The movie feels like a visceral but funny documentary about two friends that have grown apart over the years going on a fishing trip where their different personalities emerge and clash as they share the experience. It couldn’t be more fitting that Clive is also planning his return, so maybe you can imagine why this trailer had an impact on me.

During a winter flyfishing trip to Canada, two old friends, J.T. Van Zandt and Alex “Xenie” Hall, learn they’ve have grown apart in more ways than one. J.T., the thoughtful even-keeled son of a songwriting legend believes there’s more to fishing than catching fish. Short-tempered Xenie, a “firewood salesman,” sees it differently and fishes like it’s a race against the clock. Their different approaches to fishing and life emerge and clash on the snowy river banks and damp hotel rooms of British Columbia in this true story of a friendship stretched to the breaking point. An exploration of life in the disappearing wilderness of the West, Low & Clear unfolds with moments of humor and pathos, success and failure, as J.T. and Xenie find themselves on a fishing trip that could be their last.

Visit the official Low & Clear site for more information.

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Posted on July 25, 2012 by

British Tourists Catch HUGE Sturgeon in BC

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.

via CBC.ca

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