Advertising  Phone 250-753-2227 



Fishing at a Glance - Fishing Photo Gallery - Fishing Articles On-Line - Fishing Reports Updated November 25, 2019 - Subscribe NOW  -  Fishing Books  - Fish Recipes -Advertising Rates & Press Schedule  - Win Prizes  - Writers' Guidelines & Employment  - Fishing LINKS

COMPLETEPUBLISHINGSERVICES (Click For Details)Phone 250-753-2227

Click here for Vancouver Island Fishing Reports: Salmon, Halibut, Steelhead, Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Great Sport Fishing.  

Writers’ portfolio and travel guide books by Andrew Kolasinski


salmon fishing information, halibut fishing, steelhead fishing, trout fishing, bass fishing, west coast

Our Autumn 2019 edition marks 30 years of publishing Island Angler. The fishing world has changed a quite a bit in that time, and the publishing industry has been shaken to its core by new media technology.
Publishing is an unusual business; a combination of a public service and a for-profit enterprise. We take it seriously and try to get things right, but over three decades there has been the odd foul up. For instance, on the cover of our last edition the obviously wrong caption identified a 35+ lb chinook (caught and released from the Campbell River) as a pink salmon. I hate when that happens, but at least no one got hurt.
As Island Angler moves toward into our fourth publishing decade the climate of sport fishing remains uncertain, with salmon stocks in jeopardy and punishing government regulations that put the industry in danger of collapse. But, 30 years ago as the first edition was prepared, there were also crises: summer steelhead stocks were critically endangered, coho salmon were returning in ever diminishing numbers, and fingers were pointed at every group that used or interacted with fish resources. Today we have new and slightly different problems, but there are positive developments, and areas of great improvements.
Public awareness of the importance of wild salmon has reached the national and international consciousness. Most resource user groups acknowledge their share of responsibility and habitat restoration efforts, volunteer work, corporate contributions and participation by all levels of government are at an all time high. Some of the problems of 30 years ago have been acted on, for instance some coho salmon stocks have begun to rebuild and spawning habitat is being restored. Those are reasons to remain optimistic, while staying vigilant and ready to call attention to hazards to our precious fisheries.
Island Angler continues to serve the sport fishing community and works towards improving our fisheries. None of this is possible without the ongoing support of the writers, advertisers, distributors, subscribers and readers. Thank you all.
Andrew Kolasinski, publisher

Subscribe to Island AnglerMagazine $25/yr click here OR 

Cover of Island Angler's Guide to Island Rivers book


Fishing Book Series (click herefor details)

Cover of Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide book by Andrew Kolasinski

GUIDE BOOK Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide   by Andrew Kolasinski - $30 incl shipping Click for details


Island Angler - Your Guide to Fishing on Vancouver Island is published 6 times yearly. This tabloid magazine has informed and involved anglers world-wide since 1989, promoting and protecting our unique West Coast fisheries - trophy Pacific Salmon or giant Halibut in the salt water plus Steelhead, Trout and Smallmouth Bass in lakes and rivers. Whether you like fly fishing, spin casting or trolling Island Angler will give you the best fishing information, the best fishing tackle and techniques, with pictures and maps to local fishing hot spots.
All contents copyright © Andrew Kolasinski, Island Angler


I started reading it, article by article. I learned many new things about fishing. Thank you for writing in such a lovely way. Mirya Valeneriea Hernandez, Saneti-Spiritus, Cuba

Thank you for your commitment to our salmon resource. Rich Chapple, Pacific Salmon Foundation

Please start my  subscription.  I want to follow future events with your very nice magazine. Don Bull, Eugene, Oregon

As an "island angler" and fishing nut myself I would like to mention how I enjoy reading your publication and appreciate your use of the neutral gender term "fisher" as opposed to the outmoded "fisherman. Wendy Mondata, Salt Spring Island


  1. Fishing at-a-Glance & Vancouver Island Map (click here)  

  2. Fishing Photo Gallery (click here)

  3. Fishing Articles On-Line (click here)  (32 stories)

  4. Vancouver Island Fishing Reports (click here)  UPDATED  November 25, 2019 !

  5. Subscribe to the best fishing magazine (click here)

  6. Fishing Books: Fishing Map Guidebooks (click here)

  7. Advertising Rates (click here)

  8. Win FREE Fishing Tackle Prizes  (click here)

  9. Writers' Guidelines & Business Opportunities

  10. Vancouver Island Tourism

  11. Fishing - LINKS (click here)

Tell us about your Vancouver Island fishing trip.

Andrew Kolasinski

Andrew Kolasinski on-line
Write: Island Angler
30 Acacia Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada V9R 3L4
Phone: (250) 753-2227

I found a copy of your fine paper (Sept. 1992). I'm totally impressed. Keep up the good work. Bill Murray

You have an excellent publication and I hope that we can continue to be a partner with you in the marine industry. Peter Sanderson

I have recently taken up freshwater fishing and enjoy reading your paper every month. I find myself looking forward to the end of the month so that I can get the new edition. Randy D. Smith

Keep up the good work. I look forward to reading your future editions. Dan Harvey, New Westminster

We found your magazine the most interesting and informative. I want two subscriptions, one for me and one for my friend. Art Whittlesey, Bellevue, WA

We are now distributing the Winter 2019-2020 Island Angler. Distribution to 500+ Vancouver Island points. -  GET YOUR MESSAGE INTO THE  Winter 2019-2020 EDITION Deadline - March 12, 2020.  Advertise in the next Island Angler - Telephone: 250-753-2227. CLICK HERE. Get The Marketing Edge For Your Business. CLICK HERE.

Travel to beautiful Vancouver Island - a tourist destination and a year 'round fishing paradise. In summer catch Salmon and Halibut in the saltwater, Trout and Bass in the lakes. In fall fish for Salmon and Trout in the rivers. In winter-time fish the Island's rivers for Winter Steelhead. Spring-time brings great Trout fishing in the lakes as well as Halibut and Salmon at sea.

Learn to fish for Springs or Chinook (King) Salmon, Coho Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Pink Salmon and Chum Salmon or giant Pacific Halibut, Ling Cod, and Rock Fish. Read our fishing reports and maps for all the fishing hot spots in tidal waters at Port Hardy, Campbell River, Gold River / Nootka Sound, Comox / Courtenay, Parksville / Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni, Tofino and the west coast,  Bamfield, Nanaimo / Nanoose, Duncan / Cowichan Valley, Cowichan River, Lake Cowichan, Cowichan Bay, Salt Spring Island, the Gulf Islands, Port Renfrew / Nitinat, Victoria, Sooke. Fish Steelhead, Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout and Smallmouth Bass in the fresh water lakes, rivers and streams.

Fishing Reports - Check our up-dated on-line fishing reports on this website to learn where to fish on Vancouver Island. Try some of the fish recipes. Browse through the great fishing links on this site. You'll find great links to fishing information about: On-line fishing licenses sales, tide tables, weather reports and marine weather for Vancouver Island, sport fishing regulations, tackle shops, fishing guides, fishing lodges, maps, fishing derbies, and more.

Island Angler magazine will make you a better fisherman, showing you the best fishing lures, hootchies, flashers, spoons, local fly patterns and maps to fishing hot spots. Subscribe now - don't miss a single exciting issue. If your business needs to reach the sports fishermen of west coast Canada Island Angler is the best value for advertising.

Great Writers - Island Angler magazine is a literary ground breaker; over the years our pages have presented the work of some of Canada’s best known sport fishing and outdoors writers including: Dr. Dick Beamish, Capt. Lou Boudreau, Dennis C. Reid, Kristy V. Webster, David McRae, Anthony Reid, Alan Crow, Ron MacIsaac, Blair McLean, Ian Forbes, Loucas Raptis, Ralph Shaw, Bradley Wolvergreen Thomas, Barry M. Thornton, Charlie White (R.I.P.), Alec Merriman (R.I.P.), Richard Heckert, Bob Izumi, Garry Cooper, David Wiwchar, and Jimmy Wright. You too will become an expert fisherman with expert information from these great fishing writers with Island Angler.

Fishing Books - For detailed local fishing information and maps to local fishing hot spots order our award-winning guidebooks (Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Shore Casting, Island Angler's Guide to Island Rivers, Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Salmon Fishing, Island Angler's Guide to Bass Fishing in British Columbia and Ralph Shaw's Vancouver Island Adventures ).


 COMPLETE Vancouver Island TOURIST GUIDE by Andrew Kolasinski  - $30 Incl shipping - Click here

Cover of Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide book by Andrew Kolasinski

Fishing at a Glance - Fishing Photo Gallery -Fishing Articles On-Line - Fishing ReportsUpdated November 25, 2019 - Subscribe NOW  - BOOK STORE: Fishing Guides  - Fish Recipes - Best Advertising Rates & Press Schedule  - Win Prizes  - Writers' Guidelines & Employment  - Fishing LINKS



Embroidered Fishing Hat

Striking full-colour logo on elegant taupe fabric

EXTRA: Canadian Maple Leaf design on side


Adjustable one-size fits all

LIMITED EDITION - A Unique Gift  $31.00



To Exchange Links With Island Angler Email: