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Boxing Day 2015

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Hours – December 1st – 23rd 2015 

Monday – Friday 9am – 9pm | Saturday 8am – 6pm | Sunday 10am – 5pm

December 24th : 9am-4pm | December 25th : CLOSED | December 26th: 8am-6pm | December 31st:  9am-5pm | January 1st: CLOSED

Boxing Day Sale:

Here is our Boxing Day flyer also available in the Times Colonist.  We will be having great sales store wide this year, as always, so make sure you come down to Island Outfitters so you don't miss out!  Doors open at 8am and the first 50 customers will receive a FREE Rocky water bottle!

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If what you are looking for is not on our flyer, check out our clearance items below.  These items are first come first serve!





Limited Quantities -  While Supplies Lasts - Sale Prices not Valid until Boxing Day

Pacific Salmon Foundation Gala:

PSF Gala 2016

Join us at the historic Fairmont Empress for the 21st annual South Vancouver Island Gala Dinner & Auction! The evening will feature exciting live and silent auctions and several raffles. This event sells out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! Tickets are $100 each or tables of ten available. Contact Island Outfitters (3319 Douglas Street) or Deanna Cuthbert ( for ticket and dinner information.

Events to Watch for:

Boat Show - February 19th-21st

Elk Lake Derby - April 9th

Halibut Derby - April 30th- May 1st

Sidney Angler Derby -May 7th


Recipe: Smoked Salmon Cucumbers

Here is a recipe for a great appetizer sure to please your friends and family over the Holidays.  It is also quick and easy which is great after a long day of Boxing Day shopping!  Enjoy:

  • 1 sliced cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 8 tablespoons smoked salmon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  1. Lay out each slice of cucumber on a serving tray.
  2. Spread a tiny amount of plain Greek yogurt on each slice. Be careful not to put too much, as the yogurt can overpower the other flavors.
  3. Cut the salmon into 1 inch squares, and lay each square on top of the yogurt and cucumber.
  4. Sprinkle chopped chives on top of the salmon.
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Steelhead Fishing:

Winter Steelhead fishing is in full swing now through February, so it is a great time to get out there!  Here is a bit of information on how to fish them:

The winter Steelhead fishery is a small window of opportunity with having to compete with high winter waters.  Once they enter the river, they spawn, regain energy and then they are back off to the ocean.  This is a fun and exciting time to fish for steelheads as it is more of a hunt.  The best way to fish the river is to comb the water.  This is where you cast and fish a section, take a few steps down river, and fish the next section.

Winter Steelheads are less likely to fight or chase down your bait which is why you should take your bait to them or "hunt" them.  Fishing with corkies, spin 'n' glows or pink worms in the bottom 6" of the water is the best way to go.

Below is a video of how to tie a set up with pink worms:

steelhead video

If you are interested in being guided down the river, we offer Steelhead fishing charters in the Cowichan River.  We also offer fly casting courses, private or in groups.   Contact us in store or by email for more information.

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