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We publish specialty fishing books, available below through Paypal and from tackle shops and book stores on Vancouver Island.

 



Book Titles

We publish specialty fishing books, available below through Paypal and from tackle shops and book stores on Vancouver Island.

 

Island Angler's Guide to Island Rivers

Vancouver Island rivers offer great opportunities to experience the joys of river fishing. They are life giving arteries of the Island, bringing the migrating salmon and steelhead back to the spawning grounds. To the conscientious angler, the rivers represent a chance to enter the eco-system of the river, to touch the habitat of the fish. Our guidebook offers selected rivers, small and large, tame and wild.

Included in this book are:

12 River Maps

Resident Fish Populations

Water Discharge Rates

Angling Opportunties in Each River

Road Accesses

How-to Articles

80 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 1-896437-00-1

$18.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

NOTE: Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Electronic Ebook (PDF) version of Guide to Island Rivers

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Island Angler’s Guide to Saltwater Shore Casting

Edited by Andrew Kolasinski

Saltwater Shore Casting is a much needed guidebook about an increasingly popular form of sport fishing on Vancouver Island. Whether you like beach fly-fishing for salmon, or casting jigs for lingcod, this book is an invaluable guide.

Fishing off the beaches, piers and rocky shores of Vancouver Island is an accessible, economical, and fun way to fish. Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Shore Casting will help you get more out of your angling experience. Included in this book are: directions to the best shoreline fishing locations, maps to local fishing hot-spots between Sooke and Port Hardy, and the most effective lures, flies, and bait for each area.

The book is spiral-bound, making it easy to study the maps. Included are detailed sections about the Victoria area, Nanaimo, Parksville, Comox, Campbell River, Tofino, and other great shore fisheries.

The book has chapters about techniques and locations written by noteworthy sport-fishing writers such as Ralph Shaw, Loucas Raptis, and David Wiwchar.

Spiral-bound • Saltwater fishing • 92 Pages

Included in this book are:

10 Maps of shore casting locations from Sooke to Campbell River.

Road access directions to fishing hot spots in all areas of Vancouver Island.

Recommended lures, flies, baits for each area.

Expert angling tips - techniques and gear.

Shoreline biology and eco-systems explained to help you catch more fish.

Fly fishing, gear fishing, and bait fishing.

92 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 978-1-896437-01-9 

$20.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Salmon Fishing

Successfully fishing for Pacific Salmon requires dedication, patience and know-how. In this challenging sport you'll catch more salmon with help from experts and local fishing knowledge.

Included in Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Salmon Fishing:

INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK:

16 Maps of Hot Spots in Vancouver Island Waters

Practical Fishing Tips That Work

Recommended Baits & Lures

Road Accesses & Boat Ramp Locations

Insider Advice From Local Fishing Experts

Seasonal patterns and rhythms of salmon abundance and scarcity make this guidebook a must.

88 pages, spriral bound ISBM 1-896437-01-X 

$19.00 Canadian (includes shipping and taxes).

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Island Angler's Guide to Bass Fishing in British Columbia

Freshwater bass, largemouth and smallmouth, are new to British Columbia These wily and scrappers have found an ecological niche and an enthusiastic following among anglers who have come to know them. This book will familiarize you with their habits, habitats and their capacities. Written by Island Angler publisher, Andrew Kolasinski.

Included in this book are:

Biometric maps of B.C.'s best bass lakes

Locations and road access throughout B.C.

Bass lifecycles and environments

Expert angling tips - fly fishing and gear

Original art, illustrations and photos

Bass know-how

92 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 1-896437-03-6

$20.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Ralph Shaw's Vancouver Island Adventures

2001 National Communications Award for Book

This book offers a sampling of Ralph Shaw's work over the past few years. In these pages you'll join Ralph as he explores, explains and harvests the natural world around us on spectacular Vancouver Island. 

Ralph Shaw's work as a conservationist earned him membership in the Order of Canada. His work as an educator earned him legions of lifelong students. 

Ralph Shaw's work on this book won "excellence in writing" prizes from the Outdoor Writers of Canada, the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association and the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association.

INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK:

Trout 

Salmon

Halibut

Sole

Shellfish

Deer

Ducks

Grandchildren

Retirement

Explore Vancouver Island with Ralph Shaw.

88 pages, spiral bound, ISBN 1-896437-02-8

$17.00 Canadian (includes shipping & taxes).

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

ShawBook

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Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide By Andrew Kolasinski

Includes Victoria, Pacific Rim, Gulf Islands, and North Island. With Ocean, Mountain, and Forest Experiences on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. + 25 Detailed Area and City MAPS.

Everything from museums, antiques, and high tea to wilderness and high adventures, find the Island’s best . . .From stately Victoria to wild and natural splendors, Vancouver Island has something for everyone: An island of history, culture and refinement, rich marine life, pristine forests, mountains, and beaches.

Fish for salmon, or play golf year-round, kayak among the islands and bays, or ride the big surf at Pacific Rim National Park. Discover ancient cultures of The First Nations, the art, legends, and dances.

In winter see the open ocean crash into beaches and headlands of the Island’s west coast in an awesome wintertime spectacle. In the summer these same shores are a tranquil beach playground.

Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide will help you find hidden gems that only the locals know.

Here's what readers of Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide said:

"Your book is the most beautiful book I've seen. It's a big pleasure to browse through it." Fabia Patocchi, Librarian Kantonsschule Zug, Switzerland.

"Some of the more accurate text I have seen so far." (re: The chapters about Native / First Nations history, art and culture) Andrea Sanborn, Executive Director Umista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay, B.C.

ISBN 978-1-896437-05-7 Published October 2009 Subject Category: Travel Guide For more information contact Andrew Kolasinski at Island Angler, 30 Acacia Ave., Nanaimo, BC V9R 3L4 Tel: 250-753-2227 editor@islandangler.net

AMICUS No. 36231383 NAME(S): *Kolasinski, Andrew, 1958- TITLE(S): Complete Vancouver Island tourist guide / by Andrew Kolasinski PUBLISHER: Nanaimo, B.C. : Kola Pub., 2009. NOTES: Includes index. NUMBERS: Canadiana: 20099050137 ISBN: 9781896437057 : $24.95 CLASSIFICATION: FC3844.2 K65 2009 917.11/2045 22 SUBJECTS: Vancouver Island (B.C.)--Guidebooks

256 Pages, Soft-cover, perfect-bound, stitched for durability. ISBN 978-1-896437-05-7  

$30.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $45

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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SOUTHERN AFRICA BY LAND 

by Andrew Kolasinski

INCLUDES: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, with cities and urban attractions, wilderness adventures, safaris, wildlife viewing, beaches and coast, Wine Country, Drakensburg and Lesotho Mountains, African native cultural experiences, Cradle of Humanity, Great Zimbabwe.

WITH LOCAL DETAILS: 

The cities, towns, villages, local history, everyday life, shopping, restaurants, amusements, accommodations, camping, night life, pubs, and more.

PLUS: Country and area maps.

This book covers everything from viewing Africa's spectacular wildlife on the savannah, whales, sharks and other marine life, beach times with surf and coral reefs, from urban sophitacation to traditional African village culture.

Electronic, PDF, book, 254 pages.

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Island Angler's Guide to Island Rivers

Vancouver Island rivers offer great opportunities to experience the joys of river fishing. They are life giving arteries of the Island, bringing the migrating salmon and steelhead back to the spawning grounds. To the conscientious angler, the rivers represent a chance to enter the eco-system of the river, to touch the habitat of the fish. Our guidebook offers selected rivers, small and large, tame and wild.

Included in this book are:

12 River Maps

Resident Fish Populations

Water Discharge Rates

Angling Opportunties in Each River

Road Accesses

How-to Articles

80 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 1-896437-00-1

$18.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

NOTE: Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Electronic Ebook (PDF) version of Guide to Island Rivers

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Island Angler’s Guide to Saltwater Shore Casting

Edited by Andrew Kolasinski

Saltwater Shore Casting is a much needed guidebook about an increasingly popular form of sport fishing on Vancouver Island. Whether you like beach fly-fishing for salmon, or casting jigs for lingcod, this book is an invaluable guide.

Fishing off the beaches, piers and rocky shores of Vancouver Island is an accessible, economical, and fun way to fish. Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Shore Casting will help you get more out of your angling experience. Included in this book are: directions to the best shoreline fishing locations, maps to local fishing hot-spots between Sooke and Port Hardy, and the most effective lures, flies, and bait for each area.

The book is spiral-bound, making it easy to study the maps. Included are detailed sections about the Victoria area, Nanaimo, Parksville, Comox, Campbell River, Tofino, and other great shore fisheries.

The book has chapters about techniques and locations written by noteworthy sport-fishing writers such as Ralph Shaw, Loucas Raptis, and David Wiwchar.

Spiral-bound • Saltwater fishing • 92 Pages

Included in this book are:

10 Maps of shore casting locations from Sooke to Campbell River.

Road access directions to fishing hot spots in all areas of Vancouver Island.

Recommended lures, flies, baits for each area.

Expert angling tips - techniques and gear.

Shoreline biology and eco-systems explained to help you catch more fish.

Fly fishing, gear fishing, and bait fishing.

92 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 978-1-896437-01-9 

$20.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Salmon Fishing

Successfully fishing for Pacific Salmon requires dedication, patience and know-how. In this challenging sport you'll catch more salmon with help from experts and local fishing knowledge.

Included in Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Salmon Fishing:

INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK:

16 Maps of Hot Spots in Vancouver Island Waters

Practical Fishing Tips That Work

Recommended Baits & Lures

Road Accesses & Boat Ramp Locations

Insider Advice From Local Fishing Experts

Seasonal patterns and rhythms of salmon abundance and scarcity make this guidebook a must.

88 pages, spriral bound ISBM 1-896437-01-X 

$19.00 Canadian (includes shipping and taxes).

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Island Angler's Guide to Bass Fishing in British Columbia

Freshwater bass, largemouth and smallmouth, are new to British Columbia These wily and scrappers have found an ecological niche and an enthusiastic following among anglers who have come to know them. This book will familiarize you with their habits, habitats and their capacities. Written by Island Angler publisher, Andrew Kolasinski.

Included in this book are:

Biometric maps of B.C.'s best bass lakes

Locations and road access throughout B.C.

Bass lifecycles and environments

Expert angling tips - fly fishing and gear

Original art, illustrations and photos

Bass know-how

92 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 1-896437-03-6

$20.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Ralph Shaw's Vancouver Island Adventures

2001 National Communications Award for Book

This book offers a sampling of Ralph Shaw's work over the past few years. In these pages you'll join Ralph as he explores, explains and harvests the natural world around us on spectacular Vancouver Island. 

Ralph Shaw's work as a conservationist earned him membership in the Order of Canada. His work as an educator earned him legions of lifelong students. 

Ralph Shaw's work on this book won "excellence in writing" prizes from the Outdoor Writers of Canada, the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association and the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association.

INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK:

Trout 

Salmon

Halibut

Sole

Shellfish

Deer

Ducks

Grandchildren

Retirement

Explore Vancouver Island with Ralph Shaw.

88 pages, spiral bound, ISBN 1-896437-02-8

$17.00 Canadian (includes shipping & taxes).

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide By Andrew Kolasinski

Includes Victoria, Pacific Rim, Gulf Islands, and North Island. With Ocean, Mountain, and Forest Experiences on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. + 25 Detailed Area and City MAPS.

Everything from museums, antiques, and high tea to wilderness and high adventures, find the Island’s best . . .From stately Victoria to wild and natural splendors, Vancouver Island has something for everyone: An island of history, culture and refinement, rich marine life, pristine forests, mountains, and beaches.

Fish for salmon, or play golf year-round, kayak among the islands and bays, or ride the big surf at Pacific Rim National Park. Discover ancient cultures of The First Nations, the art, legends, and dances.

In winter see the open ocean crash into beaches and headlands of the Island’s west coast in an awesome wintertime spectacle. In the summer these same shores are a tranquil beach playground.

Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide will help you find hidden gems that only the locals know.

Here's what readers of Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide said:

"Your book is the most beautiful book I've seen. It's a big pleasure to browse through it." Fabia Patocchi, Librarian Kantonsschule Zug, Switzerland.

"Some of the more accurate text I have seen so far." (re: The chapters about Native / First Nations history, art and culture) Andrea Sanborn, Executive Director Umista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay, B.C.

ISBN 978-1-896437-05-7 Published October 2009 Subject Category: Travel Guide For more information contact Andrew Kolasinski at Island Angler, 30 Acacia Ave., Nanaimo, BC V9R 3L4 Tel: 250-753-2227 editor@islandangler.net

AMICUS No. 36231383 NAME(S): *Kolasinski, Andrew, 1958- TITLE(S): Complete Vancouver Island tourist guide / by Andrew Kolasinski PUBLISHER: Nanaimo, B.C. : Kola Pub., 2009. NOTES: Includes index. NUMBERS: Canadiana: 20099050137 ISBN: 9781896437057 : $24.95 CLASSIFICATION: FC3844.2 K65 2009 917.11/2045 22 SUBJECTS: Vancouver Island (B.C.)--Guidebooks

256 Pages, Soft-cover, perfect-bound, stitched for durability. ISBN 978-1-896437-05-7  

$30.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

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Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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SOUTHERN AFRICA BY LAND 

by Andrew Kolasinski

INCLUDES: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, with cities and urban attractions, wilderness adventures, safaris, wildlife viewing, beaches and coast, Wine Country, Drakensburg and Lesotho Mountains, African native cultural experiences, Cradle of Humanity, Great Zimbabwe.

WITH LOCAL DETAILS: 

The cities, towns, villages, local history, everyday life, shopping, restaurants, amusements, accommodations, camping, night life, pubs, and more.

PLUS: Country and area maps.

This book covers everything from viewing Africa's spectacular wildlife on the savannah, whales, sharks and other marine life, beach times with surf and coral reefs, from urban sophitacation to traditional African village culture.

Electronic, PDF, book, 254 pages.

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Island Angler's Guide to Island Rivers

Vancouver Island rivers offer great opportunities to experience the joys of river fishing. They are life giving arteries of the Island, bringing the migrating salmon and steelhead back to the spawning grounds. To the conscientious angler, the rivers represent a chance to enter the eco-system of the river, to touch the habitat of the fish. Our guidebook offers selected rivers, small and large, tame and wild.

Included in this book are:

12 River Maps

Resident Fish Populations

Water Discharge Rates

Angling Opportunties in Each River

Road Accesses

How-to Articles

80 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 1-896437-00-1

$18.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

NOTE: Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Island Angler’s Guide to Saltwater Shore Casting

Edited by Andrew Kolasinski

Saltwater Shore Casting is a much needed guidebook about an increasingly popular form of sport fishing on Vancouver Island. Whether you like beach fly-fishing for salmon, or casting jigs for lingcod, this book is an invaluable guide.

Fishing off the beaches, piers and rocky shores of Vancouver Island is an accessible, economical, and fun way to fish. Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Shore Casting will help you get more out of your angling experience. Included in this book are: directions to the best shoreline fishing locations, maps to local fishing hot-spots between Sooke and Port Hardy, and the most effective lures, flies, and bait for each area.

The book is spiral-bound, making it easy to study the maps. Included are detailed sections about the Victoria area, Nanaimo, Parksville, Comox, Campbell River, Tofino, and other great shore fisheries.

The book has chapters about techniques and locations written by noteworthy sport-fishing writers such as Ralph Shaw, Loucas Raptis, and David Wiwchar.

Spiral-bound • Saltwater fishing • 92 Pages

Included in this book are:

10 Maps of shore casting locations from Sooke to Campbell River.

Road access directions to fishing hot spots in all areas of Vancouver Island.

Recommended lures, flies, baits for each area.

Expert angling tips - techniques and gear.

Shoreline biology and eco-systems explained to help you catch more fish.

Fly fishing, gear fishing, and bait fishing.

92 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 978-1-896437-01-9 

$20.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

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Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Salmon Fishing

Successfully fishing for Pacific Salmon requires dedication, patience and know-how. In this challenging sport you'll catch more salmon with help from experts and local fishing knowledge.

Included in Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Salmon Fishing:

INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK:

16 Maps of Hot Spots in Vancouver Island Waters

Practical Fishing Tips That Work

Recommended Baits & Lures

Road Accesses & Boat Ramp Locations

Insider Advice From Local Fishing Experts

Seasonal patterns and rhythms of salmon abundance and scarcity make this guidebook a must.

88 pages, spriral bound ISBM 1-896437-01-X 

$19.00 Canadian (includes shipping and taxes).

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Island Angler's Guide to Bass Fishing in British Columbia

Freshwater bass, largemouth and smallmouth, are new to British Columbia These wily and scrappers have found an ecological niche and an enthusiastic following among anglers who have come to know them. This book will familiarize you with their habits, habitats and their capacities. Written by Island Angler publisher, Andrew Kolasinski.

Included in this book are:

Biometric maps of B.C.'s best bass lakes

Locations and road access throughout B.C.

Bass lifecycles and environments

Expert angling tips - fly fishing and gear

Original art, illustrations and photos

Bass know-how

92 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 1-896437-03-6

$20.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Ralph Shaw's Vancouver Island Adventures

2001 National Communications Award for Book

This book offers a sampling of Ralph Shaw's work over the past few years. In these pages you'll join Ralph as he explores, explains and harvests the natural world around us on spectacular Vancouver Island. 

Ralph Shaw's work as a conservationist earned him membership in the Order of Canada. His work as an educator earned him legions of lifelong students. 

Ralph Shaw's work on this book won "excellence in writing" prizes from the Outdoor Writers of Canada, the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association and the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association.

INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK:

Trout 

Salmon

Halibut

Sole

Shellfish

Deer

Ducks

Grandchildren

Retirement

Explore Vancouver Island with Ralph Shaw.

88 pages, spiral bound, ISBN 1-896437-02-8

$17.00 Canadian (includes shipping & taxes).

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide By Andrew Kolasinski

Includes Victoria, Pacific Rim, Gulf Islands, and North Island. With Ocean, Mountain, and Forest Experiences on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. + 25 Detailed Area and City MAPS.

Everything from museums, antiques, and high tea to wilderness and high adventures, find the Island’s best . . .From stately Victoria to wild and natural splendors, Vancouver Island has something for everyone: An island of history, culture and refinement, rich marine life, pristine forests, mountains, and beaches.

Fish for salmon, or play golf year-round, kayak among the islands and bays, or ride the big surf at Pacific Rim National Park. Discover ancient cultures of The First Nations, the art, legends, and dances.

In winter see the open ocean crash into beaches and headlands of the Island’s west coast in an awesome wintertime spectacle. In the summer these same shores are a tranquil beach playground.

Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide will help you find hidden gems that only the locals know.

Here's what readers of Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide said:

"Your book is the most beautiful book I've seen. It's a big pleasure to browse through it." Fabia Patocchi, Librarian Kantonsschule Zug, Switzerland.

"Some of the more accurate text I have seen so far." (re: The chapters about Native / First Nations history, art and culture) Andrea Sanborn, Executive Director Umista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay, B.C.

ISBN 978-1-896437-05-7 Published October 2009 Subject Category: Travel Guide For more information contact Andrew Kolasinski at Island Angler, 30 Acacia Ave., Nanaimo, BC V9R 3L4 Tel: 250-753-2227 editor@islandangler.net

AMICUS No. 36231383 NAME(S): *Kolasinski, Andrew, 1958- TITLE(S): Complete Vancouver Island tourist guide / by Andrew Kolasinski PUBLISHER: Nanaimo, B.C. : Kola Pub., 2009. NOTES: Includes index. NUMBERS: Canadiana: 20099050137 ISBN: 9781896437057 : $24.95 CLASSIFICATION: FC3844.2 K65 2009 917.11/2045 22 SUBJECTS: Vancouver Island (B.C.)--Guidebooks

256 Pages, Soft-cover, perfect-bound, stitched for durability. ISBN 978-1-896437-05-7  

$30.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $45

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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SOUTHERN AFRICA BY LAND 

by Andrew Kolasinski

INCLUDES: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, with cities and urban attractions, wilderness adventures, safaris, wildlife viewing, beaches and coast, Wine Country, Drakensburg and Lesotho Mountains, African native cultural experiences, Cradle of Humanity, Great Zimbabwe.

WITH LOCAL DETAILS: 

The cities, towns, villages, local history, everyday life, shopping, restaurants, amusements, accommodations, camping, night life, pubs, and more.

PLUS: Country and area maps.

This book covers everything from viewing Africa's spectacular wildlife on the savannah, whales, sharks and other marine life, beach times with surf and coral reefs, from urban sophitacation to traditional African village culture.

Electronic, PDF, book, 254 pages.

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We publish specialty fishing books, available below through Paypal and from tackle shops and book stores on Vancouver Island.

 

Island Angler's Guide to Island Rivers

Vancouver Island rivers offer great opportunities to experience the joys of river fishing. They are life giving arteries of the Island, bringing the migrating salmon and steelhead back to the spawning grounds. To the conscientious angler, the rivers represent a chance to enter the eco-system of the river, to touch the habitat of the fish. Our guidebook offers selected rivers, small and large, tame and wild.

Included in this book are:

12 River Maps

Resident Fish Populations

Water Discharge Rates

Angling Opportunties in Each River

Road Accesses

How-to Articles

80 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 1-896437-00-1

$18.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

NOTE: Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Electronic Ebook (PDF) version of Guide to Island Rivers

RiverBook

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Island Angler’s Guide to Saltwater Shore Casting

Edited by Andrew Kolasinski

Saltwater Shore Casting is a much needed guidebook about an increasingly popular form of sport fishing on Vancouver Island. Whether you like beach fly-fishing for salmon, or casting jigs for lingcod, this book is an invaluable guide.

Fishing off the beaches, piers and rocky shores of Vancouver Island is an accessible, economical, and fun way to fish. Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Shore Casting will help you get more out of your angling experience. Included in this book are: directions to the best shoreline fishing locations, maps to local fishing hot-spots between Sooke and Port Hardy, and the most effective lures, flies, and bait for each area.

The book is spiral-bound, making it easy to study the maps. Included are detailed sections about the Victoria area, Nanaimo, Parksville, Comox, Campbell River, Tofino, and other great shore fisheries.

The book has chapters about techniques and locations written by noteworthy sport-fishing writers such as Ralph Shaw, Loucas Raptis, and David Wiwchar.

Spiral-bound • Saltwater fishing • 92 Pages

Included in this book are:

10 Maps of shore casting locations from Sooke to Campbell River.

Road access directions to fishing hot spots in all areas of Vancouver Island.

Recommended lures, flies, baits for each area.

Expert angling tips - techniques and gear.

Shoreline biology and eco-systems explained to help you catch more fish.

Fly fishing, gear fishing, and bait fishing.

92 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 978-1-896437-01-9 

$20.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

ShoreCastBook

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Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Salmon Fishing

Successfully fishing for Pacific Salmon requires dedication, patience and know-how. In this challenging sport you'll catch more salmon with help from experts and local fishing knowledge.

Included in Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Salmon Fishing:

INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK:

16 Maps of Hot Spots in Vancouver Island Waters

Practical Fishing Tips That Work

Recommended Baits & Lures

Road Accesses & Boat Ramp Locations

Insider Advice From Local Fishing Experts

Seasonal patterns and rhythms of salmon abundance and scarcity make this guidebook a must.

88 pages, spriral bound ISBM 1-896437-01-X 

$19.00 Canadian (includes shipping and taxes).

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Island Angler's Guide to Bass Fishing in British Columbia

Freshwater bass, largemouth and smallmouth, are new to British Columbia These wily and scrappers have found an ecological niche and an enthusiastic following among anglers who have come to know them. This book will familiarize you with their habits, habitats and their capacities. Written by Island Angler publisher, Andrew Kolasinski.

Included in this book are:

Biometric maps of B.C.'s best bass lakes

Locations and road access throughout B.C.

Bass lifecycles and environments

Expert angling tips - fly fishing and gear

Original art, illustrations and photos

Bass know-how

92 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 1-896437-03-6

$20.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Ralph Shaw's Vancouver Island Adventures

2001 National Communications Award for Book

This book offers a sampling of Ralph Shaw's work over the past few years. In these pages you'll join Ralph as he explores, explains and harvests the natural world around us on spectacular Vancouver Island. 

Ralph Shaw's work as a conservationist earned him membership in the Order of Canada. His work as an educator earned him legions of lifelong students. 

Ralph Shaw's work on this book won "excellence in writing" prizes from the Outdoor Writers of Canada, the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association and the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association.

INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK:

Trout 

Salmon

Halibut

Sole

Shellfish

Deer

Ducks

Grandchildren

Retirement

Explore Vancouver Island with Ralph Shaw.

88 pages, spiral bound, ISBN 1-896437-02-8

$17.00 Canadian (includes shipping & taxes).

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide By Andrew Kolasinski

Includes Victoria, Pacific Rim, Gulf Islands, and North Island. With Ocean, Mountain, and Forest Experiences on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. + 25 Detailed Area and City MAPS.

Everything from museums, antiques, and high tea to wilderness and high adventures, find the Island’s best . . .From stately Victoria to wild and natural splendors, Vancouver Island has something for everyone: An island of history, culture and refinement, rich marine life, pristine forests, mountains, and beaches.

Fish for salmon, or play golf year-round, kayak among the islands and bays, or ride the big surf at Pacific Rim National Park. Discover ancient cultures of The First Nations, the art, legends, and dances.

In winter see the open ocean crash into beaches and headlands of the Island’s west coast in an awesome wintertime spectacle. In the summer these same shores are a tranquil beach playground.

Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide will help you find hidden gems that only the locals know.

Here's what readers of Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide said:

"Your book is the most beautiful book I've seen. It's a big pleasure to browse through it." Fabia Patocchi, Librarian Kantonsschule Zug, Switzerland.

"Some of the more accurate text I have seen so far." (re: The chapters about Native / First Nations history, art and culture) Andrea Sanborn, Executive Director Umista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay, B.C.

ISBN 978-1-896437-05-7 Published October 2009 Subject Category: Travel Guide For more information contact Andrew Kolasinski at Island Angler, 30 Acacia Ave., Nanaimo, BC V9R 3L4 Tel: 250-753-2227 editor@islandangler.net

AMICUS No. 36231383 NAME(S): *Kolasinski, Andrew, 1958- TITLE(S): Complete Vancouver Island tourist guide / by Andrew Kolasinski PUBLISHER: Nanaimo, B.C. : Kola Pub., 2009. NOTES: Includes index. NUMBERS: Canadiana: 20099050137 ISBN: 9781896437057 : $24.95 CLASSIFICATION: FC3844.2 K65 2009 917.11/2045 22 SUBJECTS: Vancouver Island (B.C.)--Guidebooks

256 Pages, Soft-cover, perfect-bound, stitched for durability. ISBN 978-1-896437-05-7  

$30.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $45

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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SOUTHERN AFRICA BY LAND 

by Andrew Kolasinski

INCLUDES: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, with cities and urban attractions, wilderness adventures, safaris, wildlife viewing, beaches and coast, Wine Country, Drakensburg and Lesotho Mountains, African native cultural experiences, Cradle of Humanity, Great Zimbabwe.

WITH LOCAL DETAILS: 

The cities, towns, villages, local history, everyday life, shopping, restaurants, amusements, accommodations, camping, night life, pubs, and more.

PLUS: Country and area maps.

This book covers everything from viewing Africa's spectacular wildlife on the savannah, whales, sharks and other marine life, beach times with surf and coral reefs, from urban sophitacation to traditional African village culture.

Electronic, PDF, book, 254 pages.

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Book Titles

We publish specialty fishing books, available below through Paypal and from tackle shops and book stores on Vancouver Island.

 

Island Angler's Guide to Island Rivers

Vancouver Island rivers offer great opportunities to experience the joys of river fishing. They are life giving arteries of the Island, bringing the migrating salmon and steelhead back to the spawning grounds. To the conscientious angler, the rivers represent a chance to enter the eco-system of the river, to touch the habitat of the fish. Our guidebook offers selected rivers, small and large, tame and wild.

Included in this book are:

12 River Maps

Resident Fish Populations

Water Discharge Rates

Angling Opportunties in Each River

Road Accesses

How-to Articles

80 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 1-896437-00-1

$18.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

NOTE: Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Electronic Ebook (PDF) version of Guide to Island Rivers

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Island Angler’s Guide to Saltwater Shore Casting

Edited by Andrew Kolasinski

Saltwater Shore Casting is a much needed guidebook about an increasingly popular form of sport fishing on Vancouver Island. Whether you like beach fly-fishing for salmon, or casting jigs for lingcod, this book is an invaluable guide.

Fishing off the beaches, piers and rocky shores of Vancouver Island is an accessible, economical, and fun way to fish. Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Shore Casting will help you get more out of your angling experience. Included in this book are: directions to the best shoreline fishing locations, maps to local fishing hot-spots between Sooke and Port Hardy, and the most effective lures, flies, and bait for each area.

The book is spiral-bound, making it easy to study the maps. Included are detailed sections about the Victoria area, Nanaimo, Parksville, Comox, Campbell River, Tofino, and other great shore fisheries.

The book has chapters about techniques and locations written by noteworthy sport-fishing writers such as Ralph Shaw, Loucas Raptis, and David Wiwchar.

Spiral-bound • Saltwater fishing • 92 Pages

Included in this book are:

10 Maps of shore casting locations from Sooke to Campbell River.

Road access directions to fishing hot spots in all areas of Vancouver Island.

Recommended lures, flies, baits for each area.

Expert angling tips - techniques and gear.

Shoreline biology and eco-systems explained to help you catch more fish.

Fly fishing, gear fishing, and bait fishing.

92 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 978-1-896437-01-9 

$20.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Salmon Fishing

Successfully fishing for Pacific Salmon requires dedication, patience and know-how. In this challenging sport you'll catch more salmon with help from experts and local fishing knowledge.

Included in Island Angler's Guide to Saltwater Salmon Fishing:

INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK:

16 Maps of Hot Spots in Vancouver Island Waters

Practical Fishing Tips That Work

Recommended Baits & Lures

Road Accesses & Boat Ramp Locations

Insider Advice From Local Fishing Experts

Seasonal patterns and rhythms of salmon abundance and scarcity make this guidebook a must.

88 pages, spriral bound ISBM 1-896437-01-X 

$19.00 Canadian (includes shipping and taxes).

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Island Angler's Guide to Bass Fishing in British Columbia

Freshwater bass, largemouth and smallmouth, are new to British Columbia These wily and scrappers have found an ecological niche and an enthusiastic following among anglers who have come to know them. This book will familiarize you with their habits, habitats and their capacities. Written by Island Angler publisher, Andrew Kolasinski.

Included in this book are:

Biometric maps of B.C.'s best bass lakes

Locations and road access throughout B.C.

Bass lifecycles and environments

Expert angling tips - fly fishing and gear

Original art, illustrations and photos

Bass know-how

92 Pages, spriral-bound. ISBN 1-896437-03-6

$20.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Ralph Shaw's Vancouver Island Adventures

2001 National Communications Award for Book

This book offers a sampling of Ralph Shaw's work over the past few years. In these pages you'll join Ralph as he explores, explains and harvests the natural world around us on spectacular Vancouver Island. 

Ralph Shaw's work as a conservationist earned him membership in the Order of Canada. His work as an educator earned him legions of lifelong students. 

Ralph Shaw's work on this book won "excellence in writing" prizes from the Outdoor Writers of Canada, the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association and the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association.

INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK:

Trout 

Salmon

Halibut

Sole

Shellfish

Deer

Ducks

Grandchildren

Retirement

Explore Vancouver Island with Ralph Shaw.

88 pages, spiral bound, ISBN 1-896437-02-8

$17.00 Canadian (includes shipping & taxes).

Outside of Canada $35

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide By Andrew Kolasinski

Includes Victoria, Pacific Rim, Gulf Islands, and North Island. With Ocean, Mountain, and Forest Experiences on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. + 25 Detailed Area and City MAPS.

Everything from museums, antiques, and high tea to wilderness and high adventures, find the Island’s best . . .From stately Victoria to wild and natural splendors, Vancouver Island has something for everyone: An island of history, culture and refinement, rich marine life, pristine forests, mountains, and beaches.

Fish for salmon, or play golf year-round, kayak among the islands and bays, or ride the big surf at Pacific Rim National Park. Discover ancient cultures of The First Nations, the art, legends, and dances.

In winter see the open ocean crash into beaches and headlands of the Island’s west coast in an awesome wintertime spectacle. In the summer these same shores are a tranquil beach playground.

Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide will help you find hidden gems that only the locals know.

Here's what readers of Complete Vancouver Island Tourist Guide said:

"Your book is the most beautiful book I've seen. It's a big pleasure to browse through it." Fabia Patocchi, Librarian Kantonsschule Zug, Switzerland.

"Some of the more accurate text I have seen so far." (re: The chapters about Native / First Nations history, art and culture) Andrea Sanborn, Executive Director Umista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay, B.C.

ISBN 978-1-896437-05-7 Published October 2009 Subject Category: Travel Guide For more information contact Andrew Kolasinski at Island Angler, 30 Acacia Ave., Nanaimo, BC V9R 3L4 Tel: 250-753-2227 editor@islandangler.net

AMICUS No. 36231383 NAME(S): *Kolasinski, Andrew, 1958- TITLE(S): Complete Vancouver Island tourist guide / by Andrew Kolasinski PUBLISHER: Nanaimo, B.C. : Kola Pub., 2009. NOTES: Includes index. NUMBERS: Canadiana: 20099050137 ISBN: 9781896437057 : $24.95 CLASSIFICATION: FC3844.2 K65 2009 917.11/2045 22 SUBJECTS: Vancouver Island (B.C.)--Guidebooks

256 Pages, Soft-cover, perfect-bound, stitched for durability. ISBN 978-1-896437-05-7  

$30.00 Canadian. (includes shipping, taxes, etc)

Outside of Canada $45

Readers outside of North America please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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SOUTHERN AFRICA BY LAND 

by Andrew Kolasinski

INCLUDES: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, with cities and urban attractions, wilderness adventures, safaris, wildlife viewing, beaches and coast, Wine Country, Drakensburg and Lesotho Mountains, African native cultural experiences, Cradle of Humanity, Great Zimbabwe.

WITH LOCAL DETAILS: 

The cities, towns, villages, local history, everyday life, shopping, restaurants, amusements, accommodations, camping, night life, pubs, and more.

PLUS: Country and area maps.

This book covers everything from viewing Africa's spectacular wildlife on the savannah, whales, sharks and other marine life, beach times with surf and coral reefs, from urban sophitacation to traditional African village culture.

Electronic, PDF, book, 254 pages.

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