FISHING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. With a Chapter on Tuna Fishing at Santa Catalina.

FISHING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. With a Chapter on Tuna Fishing at Santa Catalina.

By: Lambert, T.W.

Price: $350.00

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Condition: Near Fine


930610. Lambert, T.W. FISHING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. With a Chapter on Tuna Fishing at Santa Catalina. London: Horace Cox. xv + 136 p +[iv] adverts. 1907. First Edition. 8vo. Dark green cloth with gilt titles. [Cat. 2020] 930610 oy. –The first comprehensive account of trout fishing in British Columbia by a Doctor who spent nearly 12 years in the Province. He was especially enamored of the rainbow trout found in the Thompson River and its lakes, accessible by the Canadian Pacific Railway. This railway, completed in 1886, was the main link between the coast, Kamloops, and points east. He covered the steelhead streams of the lower Fraser; people felt that steelhead could not pass through the turbulent Fraser River Canyon to the Thompson River. Salmon had no problems navigating the Fraser Canyon. But he describes fish caught at Spence’s Bridge on the Thompson that were likely steelhead. The myth that steelhead could not get through the Fraser canyon to the Thompson was not demolished until Lee Straight, a Vancouver Reporter, wrote about the steelhead fishery at Spence’s Bridge in 1948. Lambert covered the various fishing districts of BC, the five species of salmon, the Tyee salmon fishery at Campbell River, management of salmon and trout, and a final chapter on tuna fishing at Avalon, California. In original cloth; very slight bubbling of cloth at edges. Book Fine internally, Near Fine externally. $350

Title: FISHING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. With a Chapter on Tuna Fishing at Santa Catalina.

Author / Maker: Lambert, T.W.

Categories: Fishing,, Books, Canada,

Edition: 1dt Edition

Publisher: London, Horace Cox: 1907

Binding: Hard Cover

Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: book

Seller ID: 930610.

Keywords: Kamloops Trout, Steelhead Trout, King Salmon, Tuna, British Columbia, Catalina, Fraser River, Thompson RIver