Fun was had by all at the Kicking “Butt” Fishing Seminar held this past weekend. Gord Martin

Halibut seminar well attended

More than $12,000 raised for the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre in Sooke

  • Feb. 22, 2012 11:00 a.m.

The Kicking “Butt” Fishing Seminar was held on Feb.18 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Langford.  A sold out crowd of 300 halibut anglers were there to listen to presentations from local fishing and cooking experts.

The first speaker was Chris Bos (our local chair of the SFAB) who gave a 15-minute briefing of the latest news from  DFO concerning the 2012 recreational halibut season. Speakers included Trevor Hagen and Brennen Boyes from Trotac Marine who explained and demonstrated the proper halibut anchor system and individual hardware involved in putting together a reliable and safe system. They were followed by Sooke/Victoria guide Gord Martin of Foghorn Fishing Charters who talked about every aspect of planning a safe and productive halibut fishing trip.  The final speaker was Chef Gilbert Noussitou from Camosun College. Chef Noussitou explained the proper techniques for preparing both fresh and frozen halibut for the best results. He also put together four halibut recipes for everyone to take home and try.

A  special thanks to MC Martin Paish from the Oak Bay Marine Group at Peddar Bay. The event ended with local Sooke guide and event co-ordinator  Rollie Rose announcing  the day’s gross proceeds totalled $14,731.  The Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre will receive the net proceeds which amounted to $12,767.35.

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