Spring Is Here!


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2018 Spring is HERE! Yes it is HERE


After an interesting winter here in Tahsis, BC, our crew is busy with dock work, opening Island Attitude Coffee/Ice Cream/Beverage shop, dewinterizing boats, Pumping gas & diesel from freshly filled tanks, stocking the Marina Tackle Shop with new stock and generally getting ready for the Biggest & Best season ever. Yes Bigger & Best Season Ever. Why? Answers- Bookings are at their all-time high for this time of year. Salmon returns were Very GOOD last year and are looking like they will be much more improved for the 2018 season. Both Chinook/Kings/Springs and Coho/Silvers returns will be up 12+%. That mean Lots more Fishing/Catching and filling the fish boxes!!

Come join the Fun, Fun, Fun! Make your reservations now while we still have room for Lodging, Moorage, ECO and Fishing Charters.



2016 SEASON 589

Brother from the Lower Mainland scored BIG with their Halibut
in Late May.

2016 SEASON 765

Al is a local here in Tahsis. He is an accomplished Ling Cod Fisher.
When "Cod Man" & his wife Glenda take their visiting friends & family catching the results are as pictured.
4 to 30 lb Lings!! Delicious eating. Photo was taken on St. Pat’s Day 2017



Spring 2018 Newsletter Joke!

I recently spent $6,500 on a young registered Hereford bull. I put him out with the herd but he just ate grass and wouldn't even look at a cow.

I was beginning to think I had paid more for that bull than he was worth. Anyhow, I had the Vet come and have a look at him.

He said the bull was very healthy, but possibly just a little young, so he gave me some pills to feed him once per day.

The bull started to service the cows within two days, all my cows! He even broke through the fence and bred with all of my neighbor's cows! He's like a machine! I don't know what was in the pills the Vet gave him ...........

But they kind of taste like peppermint.




2018 May Fishing/Catching May be the Best Ever!


Why? Halibut, Ling Cod and other Bottom fish have moved close inshore to feed on the huge schools of spawning Herring & Candle fish. These fish will remain on shore until mid-June. Many Salmon also move into these feeding grounds in May. In Nootka Sound Maquinna Pt., Beano Creek and the seaward side of the Spanish Island group are all holding fish. In Esperanza Inlet Outer Black Rock to Obstruction Reef, Nuchatlitz, Rosa Harbour and the world Famous Ferrer Point are all Good bets for HOOKING UP! FISH ON!!!

The month of May has always been one of the locals secrets!

Over the past two seasons (2016 & 2017) the catching in May has really picked up pace. The likely increase in Catching is related to the closure of the Commercial Herring Fishery in our area since 2015. This closure has no doubt also positively affected all Sport Fishing in Area 25 (Esperanza & Nootka). The catching is generally on inside water in May because of the concentration of the fish in the above noted locations. So weather is seldom a factor.

May is the month for the Esperanza Triple header. “Salmon – Halibut – Ling Cod” Filling the Fish Box!


2016 SEASON 564

Birthday Guy Kim on right with Wife Kathy.
Father Graem & Son Mac on left. Mid-May Catching their nice eating
Size Halibut in Esperanza. A Great Day on the Water!

2016 SEASON 579

Very Happy month of May Fishers with the Esperanza Triple Header “ Halibut, Salmon & Ling Cod “ They will be back on Thursday May 3rd this Year!



Booking: for Charters, Lodging, Meal Plans, Moorage etc. the US $$ is now Worth $1.25 here in Canada! WOW!

If you are going to Fish/Catch this season & you are coming from the USA. Book NOW for a Huge Saving. ½ down at booking balance in May





You have heard this before BUT it is TRUER NOW more than ever before. If you have not already made your resevations for Moorage, Lodging, Guided Fishing Charters, ECO Tours, Kayak Rentals you will want to do that SOON! We already have several weeks in the May-Sept 2018 season when we are Totally BOOKED OUT!!




Remember to bring your large coolers. You will need them when you FISH with US!


  We sell salt water

  fishing licenses!




Happy Spring!

Cathy & John Falavolito   250-934-7672 or 800-992-3252

Owner Operators Westview Marina & Lodge

Successfully Serving the Vacationing, Cruising and Fishing Public for 26 Years

http://www.westviewmarina.com     N49* 55’ 13     W126* 39’ 78.5