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Underwater capelin

In Newfoundland, there is one simple question that brings people together on the beach, and on the Capelin Calendar, a question that defies time as it echoes through the ages: Are the capelin rolling? After a bit of a wait, the answer is a resounding Yes b’y, yes they are! This weekend many of you saw them roll in places like Torbay, […]

Capelin watching

Although many visitors to our fair shores don’t realize it, capelin watching is no less interesting than whale watching. Without capelin, whales wouldn’t even show up in Newfoundland, these small fish are on the menu and the whales just can’t seem to get enough! Right now is an excellent time to go capelin watching because capelin have already rolled on a […]

2013 Capelin are rolling on Middle Cove beach

What a fantastic day to see the capelin roll on Middle Cove beach! When Marije and I arrived on the beach earlier today, most people were just taking it all in, enjoying the spectacle without a net being cast. But, Middle Cove would not be Middle Cove without fishermen, and soon they arrived, young and […]

2013 Capelin are rolling on Outer Cove beach

You can see capelin from far away: just look at the birds. When Marije and I were driving to work this morning we saw lots of them flying over Outer Cove, capelin were rolling on the beach! We only had a few minutes to enjoy it, because we both had other plans for the day. […]

2013 Capelin are in at Beachy Cove

Those of you who have been keeping an eye on the Capelin Calendar will have noticed that so far this year has not been very eventful. However, earlier today Louis commented that capelin were in at Beachy Cove near Portugal Cove, so this afternoon I went out to see for myself. This is what I found: The giant […]

2013 Capelin are rolling on Torbay beach

This morning I was on my way to check for capelin at Middle Cove beach when I noticed a flurry of bird activity on Torbay beach. Closer inspection revealed that the capelin were rolling! The entire spawning happened on the small beach west of the main beach, and that beach is a little hard to […]

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