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Thank you everyone for shopping local! We love hearing your stories and seeing photos of your outdoor adventures. We hope you are enjoying your fishing and hunting seasons as much as we are and that we have helped facilitate your outdoor experiences with the best service possible. We truly have great customers - Happy Holidays!


BOXING DAY:  We will be having our annual Boxing Day Sale! Watch for our sale items for some great deals. Come down to the store on December 26 and let’s work out a deal for that item you have always wanted! SIDNEY ANGLERS DERBY:  The Sidney Anglers Derby will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017. Watch our Facebook page for ticket availability. ELK LAKE DERBY:  We now have a date for our Annual ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ Elk Lake Derby. Saturday April 8, 2017. This derby is a fundraiser for the TLC fund for kids and it is always a blast! JUST FOR THE HALIBUT DERBY:  April 22 and April 23, we will be having our Annual ‘Just for the Halibut’ fishing Derby. Last year, thanks to you, we donated over $2500 to the TLC fund for kids – Lets see if we can beat that! VICTORIA BOAT SHOW:  This years boat show is held at Pearkes Recreational Centre on February 17-19, 2017.  Tickets are available online at


baked halibut recipe

  • 2 5-oz boneless, skin-on halibut fillets
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • Juice 1/2 lemon, divided
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Pinch each sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, or to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a large nonstick baking dish, add halibut skin side down and drizzle with oil.
  3. Top with garlic, lemon zest and 2 tbsp juice and parsley, dividing evenly. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until halibut flakes easily when tested with a fork. Drizzle with remaining lemon juice and serve.


STANLEY: Prized possessions passed down from generation to generation, Stanley products are sought-after gifts any outdoorsman would cherish. This 1.1QT and Flask gift set bring two iconic items together in one thoughtful gift. In this package our legendary 1.1QT thermos meets our classic flask. Perfect for the outdoorsman who loves their coffee… and their booze. • Insulated lid doubles as cup • 18/8 stainless steel won’t rust; naturally BPA-free • Vacuum insulated bottle keeps drinks hot or cold 24 hours • Leak proof and fully packable • Wide mouth for easy filling and pouring OKUMA ROD: We now have a new ‘Outfitters Edition’ 10’6” Salmon Rod built with a slick butt. This rod is a great value - on sale for just $149.99 until December 24. SLING SHOT: The new Innova Top Gun spring lever aluminum slingshot shoots over 330FPS. On sale for $74.99 this slingshot would make a great gift!


December 31 is the deadline for the VFGPA early bird rate. Get your membership in store and receive a 10% Island Outfitters coupon until December 31. Reminder that it is cash or cheque only for the memberships.


Our 12 days of Christmas sale starts tomorrow, December 13! Watch our Facebook page each day for some great deals and gift ideas.


Win the is rifle for just $20!  You could be the lucky winner of this Bushmaster BA50 BMG rifle.  There is only 350 tickets available, once they are all sold we will draw a winner.  A raffle ticket could make a great gift!


Check out our Holiday flyer, on now until December 24.  Here is a preview; click the link for our full flyer: 


Our 2017 Port Renfrew Charter season is already filling up quickly. If you have some dates in mind that you would like to get out fishing, give us a call at 250-475-4969 to book your trip before they fill up! Get out Salmon and Halibut fishing for a full day in Port Renfrew, and then relax in one of our cabins or houses for the night. A great time for you, your friends and your family.