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Papa's Gem heading into the North Rustico harbour.

Papa’s Gem heading into the North Rustico harbour.

Giving a wave, from the Lexi D.

Giving a wave, from the Lexi D.

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PEI Sunset

PEI Sunset

Posted by: peifishing | July 6, 2013

Summer 2013 is Under Way

Hi all and what a great summer we are having already.  We had a great Canada Day parade with the Lexi D making the front page of the Charlottetown Guardian.  Check out our pics from the parade this year.  For a small community, North Rustico sure puts its Canada on each year!

The mackerel are biting big time right now.  Four from our family went out for a beautiful evening sale on Thursday and pulled in over 115 in just 20 minutes.  Cod are starting to bite nicely as well.

The weather has been fantastic for fishing.  A nice cool breeze to help cool us off on these hot July days.  The country music concert in Cavendish kicked off this weekend as well.

Lots of fun to be had in PEI.

Cheers,

Dan

Lexi D in the Canada parade.

Lexi D in the Canada parade.

Not sure if he has a fish on or not

Not sure if he has a fish on or not

Our own lobster

Our own lobster

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Posted by: aemckie | August 30, 2012

Summer wrap-up

Hello all,

Fall is definitely in the air this week, but we are happy to hold on to summer for another couple of weeks. Beginning after Labour Day we will be taking just two trips out daily, at 8:00 am and 1:15 pm. If you were hoping for a sunset trip this year you should go soon.

If you haven’t already, make sure to fill out our survey for a chance to win two deep-sea fishing passes. It’s really important to us to know what you thought about your fishing experience. Check it out, at https://peifishing.wordpress.com/survey-win/.

Let’s cross our fingers that warm weather lasts into September. We hope to see you at the wharf!
-Alana

Posted by: aemckie | August 27, 2012

Filled out our survey yet?

The summer is drawing to a close and there is only one week left to fill out our customer survey for the chance to win two adult deep sea fishing passes. The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and the passes will be valid for this summer or next – it would make a great excuse for a return visit to PEI😉.

The draw will be made THIS FRIDAY (August 31) for all who have filled out our survey.

You can access the survey at https://peifishing.wordpress.com/survey-win/ or by clicking the link above.

Best of luck to all, we appreciate your feedback!

-Alana

Posted by: aemckie | August 20, 2012

From Sea to Stove

Many visitors ask, “What is the best way to cook the fish I’ve caught?”

Once you get to shore, the first mate and captain will have already cleaned and fileted the cod and mackerel, and it is up to you to do the cooking. There are many ways to prepare the fish and although you can freeze them, both are best when eaten fresh.

Chef Michael Smith (Fortune, PEI) has an excellent recipe for pan-fried fish: http://chefmichaelsmith.com/Recipe/pan-fried-whitefish/ Pan-frying is a great way to cook fresh fish while retaining the taste.

If you don’t want to get too fancy, you can simply pan-fry your mackerel (skin down) with just lemon juice squirted over the top. This method also works great with the fish straight on the BBQ grill.

For cod, the best way to cook them is to make a packet out of tinfoil and cook the cod with butter, onions, and your choice of spices on the BBQ or in the oven.

Our friend Daniel sent us pictures of of his fresh-cooked Mackerel meal.

Fresh Mackerel in the frying pan.

The finished product! Hungry?

If you don’t have time to come fishing with us you can also pick up fresh fish next door, at Doiron’s Fish Market. They can be reached at (902) 963-2442.

Enjoy your weekend and happy fishing!

-Alana

Posted by: aemckie | August 15, 2012

Just one month left for Cod!

August is half over and that means there is just one month left of deep-sea fishing for cod here on PEI. The summer has flown by but we hope the sunshine and warm weather last for a few more weeks. We expect to have a good shoulder season this year as the cod fishery is open until September 16th and they are usually at their peak in the fall.

I’ll share some pictures taken on the past few trips. We’ve continued to have the sunniest of days and lots of mackerel and cod.

If you are hoping to get out fishing before the summer ends you should go soon! Visit http://www.peifishing.com for more information and reservations.

Enjoy these last weeks of summer.

-Alana

Posted by: aemckie | August 9, 2012

Dog days of summer

Hello all,

We hear from many of our visitors how incredibly hot it’s been in central Canada, but for us, just this 30+ degree heat is insane. We Islanders are used to a nice breeze coming off the water to keep our temperatures down, and we aren’t sure what to do with ourselves now that breeze is failing us.

Lucky for us in North Rustico, we can go out on the water and get a bit of a relief while we catch cod and mackerel on the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

We hope you aren’t suffering from the heat this summer. The best thing for it is a sail with Aiden’s Deep Sea Fishing. If you can’t do that.. I hope you have air conditioning.

-Alana

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