is the owner of Sportsman Fishing Adventures Ltd
in Gold River, British Columbia Canada.. He is
also the new owner of Bass on Hook Inc and a freelance
photojournalist. He has over 15 years of fish
guiding experience in British Columbia. Paul has
fished freshwater and saltwater since he was a
kid growing up first in the US and eventually
moving to Vancouver Island Canada in the fall
He has guided in River's Inlet, Telegraph Cove
and the Comox Valley. Paul moved to Gold River
in 1994 after spending some time the summer before
in Nootka Sound. Nootka Sound is a series of fiords
that extend outward from Gold River and the surrounding
communties to the open ocean of the Pacific. It
was here that he caught his second "Tyee"
(30+ lb) salmon. The first was caught in River's
Inlet three years before. Since then he has lost
count of the "Tyees" that he has caught
He has been published by numerous magazines,
including "Island Angler" and "
Fish Finder Magazine" Paul has just completed
a 5 year contract for Fisheries and Oceans Canada,
where he was the Stewardship Coordinator for Nootka
Sound. This position required that he create capacity
in the small communities to address the issues
surrounding fish and fish habitat. Paul is also
very involved in the politics of sports fishing,
having just stepped down in 2000 as the chair
of the local Sports Fish Advisory Board.
Paul is single, with 6 sisters, 5 neices and
4 nephews. He was born 07/15/57 and prefers to
fish for Chinook (Kings), Steelhead and Trout.
Boats owned include 23 foot Bertram, 21 foot Bayliner
"Trophy" and a 18 foot Sportsman.
For more information on Paul Smith,
visit his website
or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org