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Charter Company Helps Disabled Angler Get on the Water


The 2009 salmon fishing season is looking to be a banner year in the North Coast of BC, and there are always great opportunities to catch massive Pacific halibut in the local waters.

Prince Rupert, Canada, March 18, 2009 --(PR.com)-- This year, Blackfeather Fishing Charters is excited to offer fishing opportunities to anglers that experience limited mobility. Many day-charter fishing vessels are between 19 and 25 feet long, which leave little room for clients to maneuver around a boat. The new Boston Whaler 255 Conquest that Blackfeather Fishing Charters has purchased is 27 feet long and nearly 9 feet wide, and includes a rear walk-through transom door.

“Last year, many of the people that fished with us appreciated the transom door because they didn’t have to hop into the boat, but could simply walk aboard” said fishing guide Jeff Beckwith. The design and comfort of the Boston Whaler platforms are unmatched in the industry, and was the main reason Blackfeather Fishing Charters sought out the Conquest model when they purchased a new vessel last year.

During the winter months, a client inquired about taking her father out for a fishing trip in the summer, but was concerned about his hip condition that limits his movements, balance and prevents him from standing for long periods of time. As she looked at the vessel, she realized that the rear transom door would provide excellent access on and off of the boat, while the two rear facing seats in the Conquest cockpit are perfect to sit and fish for salmon and halibut. An alteration to the boat’s weather-curtain would also allow for unobstructed access to either side of the boat from a sitting position.

This was a good start, but one more change was needed to be completed before the guide felt it was ready to go. The halibut equipment that is used includes deep-sea Okuma fishing rods and Avet 30/2 two-speed reels designed for hauling up 200 pound halibut from the ocean floor in depths of 300 feet of water. This can be a heavy and tiring experience, so the boat has been equipped with custom gimbal mount rod holders that allow the clients to play their fish from the comfort of their seat without having to worry about standing in a rocking boat. “We believe that a complete fishing experience should focus on enjoying your time out on the water” said Beckwith.

The 2009 salmon fishing season is looking to be a banner year in the North Coast of BC, and there are always great opportunities to catch massive Pacific halibut in the local waters. Blackfeather Fishing Charters has spent the winter months preparing their boat for an exciting upcoming season, and looks forward to guiding anyone that has a desire to fish on a saltwater fishing experience of a lifetime.

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If you would like more information on this article, please contact Jeff Beckwith at Blackfeather Fishing Charters at (250) 627-6461 or email at info@blackfeathercharters.com

Blackfeather Fishing Charters
Jeff and Sandy Beckwith
Phone: (250) 627-6461
Email: info@blackfeathercharters.com
Website: www.blackfeathercharters.com
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