It’s Troutin’ Season

A little tidbit of information about “troutin'” (fishing for trout) in the ponds (lakes) of The Shore (the loop of pavement that takes you from the Trans Canada Highway at Gander up the north side of Bonavista Bay and back to the TCH at Gander Bay)

When Duke and I were living in Halifax (for my BFA NSCAD’98), he went fishing a couple of times with the locals. He learned that most Canadians do not have free access to the ponds or lakes to fish your supper, as land is mostly privately owned and one needs permission to cross the land. So I’d like to pass on some information to anyone who finds themselves in Newfoundland during this trouting season: Go to any pond on the side of a road and cast your hook- in season, of course! #TheShore is full of great fishing holes, and we have the lovely IBEC to give you the scoop on where and when you can fish for your supper.

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Excursions

I’ve been taking Sundays off. It’s laundry day! But it’s also excursion day, reading and drinking coffee day, and playing with family day.

Yesterday, Duke and I took Jack for a walk at a new trail (to us) at Indian Bay Park.

One of my goals for 2021 is to hit more trails that I have not yet experienced. ✅

I didn’t know that there was a trail at Indian Bay Park until last week, when my friends at IBEC posted some photos from the trail. I asked how to yet there, and the directions worked!

What are your favourite trails in Newfoundland? Where should I try next?

Brown Trout

Working with the Indian Bay Ecosystem Corporation, I designed a linocut print (and pen/ink drawing for use as a logo too) of a brown trout over the summer.

Today (and tomorrow too, I’m sure), I am editioning the piece. I’ve cut enough paper at 5 x 11 inches each to make an edition of 75 + a few Presentation Proofs that the IBEC can use for fundraising for their cause. If you’re in the area, please drop in to have a peek at printmaking in action!

Once the printing is done, I’ll add a few details, like those red and blue spots you can see on the Trial Proof, and then they’ll be signed, numbered, chopped, and packaged or framed.