In the early 1970s, 17-year-old flatlander Dave Holland followed his heart and left Hamilton, Ontario, for the western coast of Canada. Setting off to explore the region by bicycle, Holland soon met some special people along the way that impacted his life. From tree-planting to logging, it was eventually picking wild oysters that led him to the small community of Lund, a picturesque fishing village on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. It was here where his salmon fishing career started.
Tide Changes is the tale of a young man’s immersion into the fishing industry and his growing passion for the west coast. Holland learns the ropes, as well as the knots and tacks of his trade as he navigates the coastal waters and communities surrounding Lund during his first two seasons of fishing aboard his 28-foot salmon boat, the Antique.
“Dave Holland’s readers will find themselves sitting beside the young man as he transforms himself into a west coast fisherman one lesson at a time,” says publisher Jill Veitch. “Recollections from his inaugural two years of fishing are really quite funny. Holland is a charming storyteller; he has created a very entertaining read that is highly recommended to all.”
Tide Changes is Dave Holland’s first book. He lives in Qualicum Beach, BC, with his wife, Joan, and children Michaela and Justin.