ANADROMOUS NOW – THE YEAR OF THE SALMON

Anadromous Now is a short film and social media initiative to capture and share the cultures and practices of fishing for Pacific anadromous salmonids, as well as to show the valuable stewardship work of those people who have made water and fish a focus of their lives. Anglers are at the vanguard of salmon conservation and habitat restoration and loss mitigation projects throughout B.C.

Anadromous Now is a ongoing short film series and social media campaign created by Corbie Fieldwalker in collaboration with other anglers, artists, designers, and scientists.The goal of the project to promote the angling experience and preservation of anadromous salmonids, as well as a fishing culture of catch and release in British Columbia. We do this by creating compelling cinematic content that not only informs, but educates and inspires a call to action.

Restoring critical salmon and steelhead habitat is not only essential for recovering our salmonid populations, but also for imperilled SRKW that rely on them as a vital food source, as well as the countless coastal communities throughout British Columbia that depend on thriving ecosystems.

Anglers are some of the most knowledgeable members of our coastal communities and are essential in helping to find solutions to the myriad of challenges presently facing anadromous fish, watersheds, the southern resident Killer Whales and our fishing cultures. This project will document a diverse range of characters and the role fishing plays in their lives, their families, and communities.

 

ANADROMOUS NOW Part 1 | The Sustainable Angler

Featuring the work of the Squamish Streamkeepers and local anglers rebuilding the herring population in False Creek. 2019 marks the seventh year the herring have returned with fish up to 12 inches returning for the 4th year to spawn on the artificial ell grass, which helps to mitigate the habitat loss and water quality issues these fish face in False Creek ( Senakw ) .

 

5 minute short film

 

1 minute social media story

 

ANADROMOUS NOW Part 2 | The Avid Angler DNA Sampling Program

 

1 minute social media story

Citizen science plays a crucial role in local Chinook salmon stock assessment. Thanks to Jason Assonitis and local guides like Bon Chovy Fishing Charters we have a better understanding angler impact and how to design future fisheries policy that leverages the power of science and local expertise to inform sustainable management. Angling has a long history in British Columbia and at times like these, our local anglers’ understanding of complex natural systems are key to planning for the future, and ensuring we have this vital resource for generations to come. 

 

ANADROMOUS NOW Part 3 | The Artistry of Angling – Trailer

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Art Lingren over the last two years and I’m grateful to him for allowing me into his life and a glimpse into his creative process. I hope to capture a little of it here. I’m looking forward to sharing more of Art’s writing and book design, fly tying, drawing and painting, photography, and his inculcation of fly fishing philosophy. .
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Angling Artistry – Frenzyflies – Andre Stepanian

 

ANADROMOUS NOW 2020 PREVIEW

Anadromous- literally ‘ up- running or back- running” fish migrate back and forth from the marine environment to freshwater. The estuary- where land becomes liquid, where the river fades into the sea – is the point of balance, transformation, and evolution. As wild anadromous salmon return to their home rivers this Fall, think about what role you want them to play in the future and what you can do to help make that a reality.

Patterns in nature. That change on the horizon is approaching. The challenges now facing salmon and steelhead cannot be overstated, it is now or never for Anadromous fish across British Columbia. The juxtaposition of fly fishing for Salmon in urban environments underscores the changes we’ve forced on these lands, and the scope of the problem we face today.

THE ANGLING EXPERIENCE

The artistry of angling, the integration of direct experience, science, and art form is reflected in so many facets fly fishing, besides the angling itself. From fly tying and entomology, to bamboo rod design, to wooden net and boat building, to writing, painting, poetry, photography, films, music and pod-casts, to product design, material design and even guiding. Embodying the total angling experience and capturing the unique spirit of each place is the ultimate goal of all of our endeavours. The memories and emotions connected to fishing, family, the ocean, and the land are some of the most powerful and meaningful and lasting- and so they are the locus of our creative direction and stories. More than ever- conservation, catch and release, and engagement in environmental issues affecting us all are informing our projects and how we conduct them. #theanglingexperience

Join us at first light during the Summer and Fall as we stalk salmon on the saltwater flats of Vancouver’s North Shore, with fly rods and film cameras. Fly fishing and filming at the early golden hour, just five minutes from Downtown Vancouver. This is some of the most challenging fly fishing for salmon you’ll find anywhere – anywhere. Sight fishing at it’s most extreme. Our morning wades can last up to three or four hours, depending on the size of the tide. Contact us directly to arrange a trip.