To close my recent series on Vancouver sport fishing personalities, I have chosen not to single out another person.
Instead, I have elected to remember a past fixture of Vancouver -- The Interurban Railway.
Some might question what our original transit system has to do with sport fishing but the fact is the Interurban was a major player in the history of our Lower Mainland sport fishery.
In the time before RVs and Coleman coolers, the average Lower Mainland caster relied on the B.C. Electric Railway's Interurban line to get around.
Following the lead of other rail systems with good fishing along their right of ways, the Interurban ran a fisherman's tram from Vancouver to Chilliwack and back each Sunday.
Photos of the tram that ran this route are rare and the accounts of those who rode it are scarce.
But there are enough in our local museums to spark the imagination as to what it was like when rivers like the Nicomekl were the stuff of fishermen's lore.
Fishing on our Lower Mainland lakes looks good, as are our bass and panfish fisheries.
Our Lower Mainland rivers are high and dangerous for fishing at present and we must take safety measures.