Fishing for trout, from the pond to the plate
If we choose to go fishing, the first thing to know is that a good part of the fun is in our attitude.
This is what the experts interviewed over time on Radio-Canada television tell us.
It’s a great sport, but it sharpens patience!, says René Lecavalier on the show The world of sport of May 3, 1961.
On vacation from Hockey night, the facilitator is introduced to recreational fishing in the company of the fisherman Léo de Serres.
Before even catching a fish, what matters in a rowboat is to display a fairly good style and not to touch your neighbor, underlines René Lecavalier.
Changing your bait for a minnow because you get impatient is frowned upon, especially since it is prohibited in the county of Terrebonne.
I don’t trust minnows so much for speckled trout fishing, further asserts the specialist Léo de Serres.
I prefer the worm, the fly and then the spoons.
Not bad! A beautiful piece, thatexclaims René Lecavalier, pulling his line out of the water as he said he was about to give up.
The importance of the throw
Also in the vicinity of Terrebonne, the program The world of sport of July 26, 1981 looks at the basics of trout fishing.
Along with host Raymond Lebrun, hunting and fishing columnist Jean Pagé offers a line-casting demonstration at the edge of the Vieux-Chêne pond.
Although the body of water is stocked, Jean Pagé does not manage to bite the fish with his combined casting rod.
This fishing rod is however the one recommended for children and beginners, since it has no
danger of entanglement.
The hunting and fishing columnist has much better luck with his spinning rod.
We let the spoon go down a little to the bottom, then we recover by light shakes which activate the lure and usually encourage the fish to bite.
Seeing his line arching, Jean Pagé is enthusiastic.
Raymond, the landing net! Raymond he implores, while accusing his colleague of wanting to make him lose his grip.
Whether you turn to the technique of heavy, combined or light casting, the important thing is to be well informed, concludes the victorious fisherman while the host Raymond Lebrun has his fingers nibbled by the trout.
Mosquitoes, a source of distraction
How to ignore flies to fully enjoy a moment of relaxation while fishing? Not those we use at the end of the hook, but those around us.
This is the question Raymond Lebrun and Jean Pagé answer on the show The world of sport of 5 July 1981.
Jean Pagé offers in this column advice to avoid being invaded by mosquitoes, biting midges and other black flies. These insects are particularly attracted by the scent of cosmetics and dark colors. Loose clothing should also be preferred to prevent mosquitoes from reaching our skin.
To keep them away, a good mosquito repellent containing DEET can be an effective weapon. However, the hunting and fishing columnist warns viewers about the effects of this product on our clothes. Her top-of-the-line raincoat was literally punctured by the spray of insect repellent containing DEET.
He also fears that the tip of a fishing rod coated with varnish or plastic could melt on contact with a mosquito repellent of this nature. A warning which, hopefully, no longer applies to the concentration of these products nowadays.
Consumption of victory
Today, we are going to differ somewhat from our customary presentations, announces Jean Pagé in the program The world of sport of June 10, 1984.
Instead of showing you how to catch fish, we’ll show you how to smoke it.
Because to appreciate a catch at its true value, you must also know how to prepare it. The columnist shares his hot smoking method, which he recommends for both trout and game.
The marinade, in which the fish will be placed overnight, is one of the keys to success. With his recipe composed of sugar, salt and water, Jean Pagé suggests diversifying the aromatics to impress our guests.
You can let your imagination run wild and invent extraordinary recipes by adding cognac, molasses, various spices. Finally, something to make you look like a master smoker to your friends!
Finally, the expert recommends fruit tree chips to smoke the fish. In contrast, the coniferous shavings will give a pungent taste to the flesh of our preparation, he warns.
Hope I did you a favor this afternoon, concludes Jean Pagé in this chronicle of 1984.
If we have succeeded, well our goal has been reached.