North Island Explorer: Guide to North Vancouver Island







































Photo 1: Halibut caught near Winter Harbour.


Halibut: Hippoglossus stenolepis


Easily the most sought after flatfish, Halibut can reach nearly 225 kgs, or 500 lbs, though typical adult Halibut weigh less than 45 kg, or 100 lbs. This giant among whitefish produces large meaty fillets. Smaller Halibut are called 'chickens' and are highly regarded for their taste. Recreational fishermen consider them to be great fighters and due to their large size require some pretty heavy tackle. Usally, a harpoon and a gaff are required to land one.






Marine Life Guide to North Vancouver Island