Going after Seafood on North Beach, Haida Gwaii / Queen Charlotte Islands
Dig Clams on North Beach
Try your luck going after the elusive razor clam. North Beach is home to this delectable fellow, who is so fleet of foot that he can dig one vertical foot in 10 seconds when aroused! A fun challenge at low tide for the whole family, and one that is amply rewarded by its sweet and rich flavour of this, the king of all clams. Ask, when booking, for the best dates for clam digging!
Shovels (known as clam 'guns') and instructions available at the office.
Other clams such as cockles and butter clams do sometimes wash up on our beaches in the fall, but these clam beds occur in the lower reaches of rocky reefs and are not as easily accessible.
Dungeness Crab Feasts
During the summer months, Dungeness crabs swarm the beaches to mate and moult, thus providing great sport and easy pickings for the adventurous who, armed with large dip-nets, wade waist-high in the surf, scooping crabs off the bottom around low tide. Some of these crabs get as large as 3 pounds; and while stocks are presently abundant, non-retention of ALL female crab is suggested. Whilst the very hardy venture forth in cutoffs and sneakers (footwear mandatory!!), wetsuits or chest waders are highly recommended, and are available for rent locally.
N.B.: Salt-water fishing license required. Daily limit 6 crabs.
|www.beachcabins.com Rapid Richie’s
Box 667 Masset,
Queen Charlotte Islands / Haida Gwaii
British Columbia, Canada
Tel: 250-626-5472 Cell/Voice