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Westview Marina & Lodge September Report


September 2018

The season is not over but, there are LOT's of positives to reflect on!

15th Annual Salmon Enhancement Derby once again went over the TOP!

Largest # of fishing Participants, the most people who attended the awards banquet, the largest number of prizes, more commitments to the VIP donation board than ever before, the largest # of Major Sponsors. YES everything was BIGGER & BETTER including the results:

$54,782 - YES that is a $10,000 increase over 2017 "WOW"!!


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Volunteers and Volunteerism Make IT HAPPEN!" Just a few of the many, many, many Volunteers from left to right Mike & Robbi Carey, Graeme Easton  "THANK YOU ALL"


How did this happen? Answer - the newly formed Salmon Enhancement Derby volunteer committee. Member of the Tahsis Salmon Enhancement Society, summer residents from all over Canada & the U.S. and local Tahsis citizens all came together to make the derby at all levels BIGGER & BETTER!

Special Thanks to our Major Sponsors:

Breakers Marine/Suzuki Canada - Redl/Big Rock Sports - Lorco Auto Parts - Scotty Marine Products - SHOCKWAVE Marine Suspension Seating - Gibbs/Delta Tackle - Great Canadian Super Store - Canadian Tire - Coastal Mountain Fuels - Bradley Smokers - Tony Wiederkehr (Seahawk Tickets) - Endurance Marine - Grieg Seafood - Nootka Is. Lodge - Reel Obsession Lodge - Critter Cover

New/ Notable Sponsors: Bass Pro - Island Fisherman Mag - Cabela's

"Thank You" to the nearly 200 Gift Sponsors!!

"Yes it Really is All About the FISH"



Canadian Coast Guard Station coming to Tahsis

Yes! While a crew of Coast Guard personnel attended with an information

booth and participated in this year Salmon Enhancement Fishing Derby,

the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Ocean and

Coast Guard, announced that a new search and rescue station will be built

in Tahsis to allow for an enhanced response to marine emergencies on the

northwest coast of Vancouver Island. 

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Tahsis part of a Huge ATV and Quad trail system

Yes! Ride your Off Road Vehicle (ORV) from Campbell River to Gold River

then to Tahsis on an existing approved trail system NOW!

Local logging roads allow for an enjoyable high caliber outdoor recreation

experiences in a pristine and accessible environment which surrounds Tahsis.

SOON! In the works is multi-use trails between Tahsis and Zeballos 2019.

Future plans include a broader trail network in the North Island.

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Slow Boat

Thank you note:

Hi John, thank you again for your hospitality! The group thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Westview Marina. The facilities were clean and complete, the employees helpful and capable, and the food delicious. Your fishing tips paid off (Ralph owes you an email!) and the courtesy car made it an easy run into town for groceries and liquor.






Fred Miller with a 51lb Halibut & a large Ling Cod. Both were boated just off Tatchu Pt on September 6th

DSCF9958Guide Doug helping Katrina Olsen hold up her 1st Tyee. The Chinook was caught at Black Rock at the mouth of Esperanza. It weight in a solid 32lbs. Way to GO "Kat"! 


September Fishing Report

SALMON: The Northern Coho are moving in to Esperanza NOW!

Every day high teen & Twenty + Coho/Silvers are on the cleaning tables.

Plus there are still lots of Chinook/Kings/Springs from outer Black Rock

all the way into Steamer Pt. Salmon are being caught in good numbers at

Rosa Harbour, Fairway Is. and Otter Islands. The large schools of fish are

stacked up waiting for rains to fill the rivers. At this point we have seen rain

showers which have helped with the forest fire conditions but, not nearly

enough to have ample water levels to have the salmon move up the rivers.

The message is very clear here: we will continue to see GREAT

Fishing/Catching for salmon on the inside water of Esperanza Inlet until

substantial rain falls arrive.

HALIBUT and  LING COD Fishing/Catching remain GOOD just outside of Esperanza inlet all around Tatchu Pt., the Red Can and Danger rock





"Cowboy" at the right with the Darveau Family with their Limits of chicken Hali, Salmon And Bottom Fish. Another "Esperanza Slam Bang!


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Charters for the 2019 season on specific date we recommend making them SOON!

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Make it a Great Day!    Fish ON  John

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

Westview Marina & Lodge/Serving the Vacationing, Cruising and Fishing Public for 26 Years