Journalist and author, John Chipman produces documentaries for CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition. His work has taken him across Canada, to Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East. He has worked, written, and edited for the National Post, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. He also co-produced a Gemini-award-winning television documentary for the fifth estate, has done numerous radio documentaries and special features for The Current, Metro Morning, and The Sunday Edition. He is the author of The Obsession: Tragedy in the North Atlantic, and is currently working on a second book that examines the wrongful accusations, convictions and other victims of disgraced pathologist Charles Smith.
Remember bullhead fishing ... swinging that 15 foot bamboo pole with thirty feet of line and a hook on the end up into the air and over your head into the water? Ever see fishing line hanging down from hydro wires and wonder why? Yeah, that was mine. Bullhead fishing was a blast. You only waited a few short minutes before you had a fish and then another and another and another. For those of us who don’t have a lot of patience, this was the best kind of fishing. I use to go fishing with my Uncle Gordie. I can still see him hit the ground every time I’d swing my bamboo pole and fishing line. I only remember hooking him once. My mother told me, “If you’re going to bring home all those fish you’re going to have to learn to clean them.” That slowed me down some. I didn’t enjoy step number one in the process and it cost me a lot in rubber gloves. Today, instead of doing the catching, I just enjoy the eating attending every bullhead dinner in the area. What a treat!!!
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- November 2012 Newsletter
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- Building The 1000 Islands Bridge: Presentation
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Welcome To Rockport
The businesses and residents of Rockport greet you to this beautiful hamlet along the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Come experience boating, river cruises, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, just about any water activity is available in a beautiful setting as well as superb hospitality of our vibrant village restaurants, shops, and facilities.