Rob Brown

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The dark side

The ancient ancestor of ours who discovered it was possible to cultivate food rather than hunt for it started a process..

  • Nov 17th, 2011 8:00am

Farm harm two

The introduction of alien species is fraught with peril.

  • Nov 9th, 2011 6:00am

Fish farm harm

When I first heard about fish farming I thought of inland ponds filled with catfish.

  • Nov 2nd, 2011 7:00am

Gypsy Fish

Elusive is an adjective that could have been invented to describe sea run cutthroat trout.

  • Oct 20th, 2011 4:00pm

Slide rules

Exactly two years before another cataclysmic 9/11 twisted the course of history, a cliff toppled into a glacier sitting high in the rugged Howson Range that presides over the headwaters of the Zymoetz and Telkwa rivers.

  • Oct 12th, 2011 1:00pm

Pipe paths

Forget the legion of problems connected to the proposed Enbridge pipeline. Assume the gargantuan project is going ahead and consider what route it should take.

  • Oct 5th, 2011 1:00pm


I clicked on the Uniform Resource Indicator at the bottom of an e-message I recently received and there, thanks to the miracle that is cyberspace, was Mark Angelo, the noted conservationist who works for the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s River Institute. Mark was upbeat, almost ecstatic, and with good reason. Pink salmon have returned to Britannia Creek.

  • Sep 29th, 2011 1:00pm

Smoking gun

The biggest mystery in Canadian fisheries over the last decade has to be the case of the troubled Fraser River sockeye.

  • Sep 20th, 2011 10:00am

Bear wars

Summer, or whatever you want to call the cool uncool monsoon season we just experienced, is almost done.

  • Sep 19th, 2011 8:00pm


In my home, and I suspect in yours too, we have a prohibition against waste, a sense that a fish killed then poorly cooked, or allowed to spoil, is a fish that has died in vain. Wasting a fish that has such an important role to play in the river environment is more than a shame, it’s a sin.

  • Aug 31st, 2011 11:00am

Mama mia

Jim is happy to put in a whole day fishing. He’s been putting in half days on the Zymoetz and doing well with the surface flies I’ve given him over the last three decades.

  • Aug 30th, 2011 7:00pm

Schindler’s Gist 2

I resumed reading David Schindler’s article, The Boiling Point, while waiting for a my turn to urinate in a small jar after having some of my blood sucked out of an artery in my arm.

  • Jul 20th, 2011 5:00am

Schindler’s gist

I was in the medical lab, sent there by the doctor as part of my yearly physical, when I realized I’d forgotten to bring some reading material

  • Jul 13th, 2011 2:00pm

Culture shock

We meet at the Northern Motor Inn, Claude, Jean Pierre and I. The waitresses deal us a fine Canadian breakfast of bacon, eggs, toast and coffee.

  • Jul 5th, 2011 8:00pm


It’s Sunday. There are white gauze curtains in the draws and ravines nearest the mountain tops.

  • May 4th, 2011 5:00pm

Race to the bottom

Jim calls to ask if I’ve heard that there are plans to log Baxter’s. I tell him I haven’t, that I’m shocked, and that this kind of BS has just got to stop.

  • Apr 20th, 2011 8:00pm


On the way back from Smithers last week, Karen and I decided to pay a visit to the Clay homestead in the Kispiox Valley.

  • Apr 5th, 2011 1:00pm

Grip and grin

One of the reasons I don’t buy fishing magazines anymore is because they are full of fishing porn, the most ubiquitous form being the infamous Grip and Grin, those tedious portraits of fishermen flashing their teeth as they hoist an exhausted fish aloft.

  • Mar 30th, 2011 11:00am

Fishy ads

  • Mar 23rd, 2011 6:00pm

Demo fly

A good idea is often the sum of a series of random events. My Demo fly is an example.

  • Mar 17th, 2011 8:00am