My husbands uncle Shawn, fishing at the Droke, Jobs Cove, CBN, NL
It was the most beautiful day, warm and sunny, the capelin were dancing on top of the water. A sight I had never seen before. Astonished to say the very least. Everyone had gathered here young, old families and friends. There was a friendly face everywhere I turned. A real sense of community. I suppose you couldn’t help but smile with all the excitement. That first day everybody was catching fish, everybody but me that was. I wasn’t going to forget my pole the next night. You can hear my excitement and feel the wonderful energy here in this video.
Jobs Cove is a small community not too far from our place. My husbands grandmother Nellie ( Helen) English/ Hyde was from there. Its quite beautiful down at The Droke as you can see here.
I managed to catch my first cod this year How exciting that was, I cleaned and gutted the fish myself and then cleaned and dried all the cod skins for the dogs. I was super impressed with the character of the people gathered everyone was happy and happy to help each other out. If you didn’t catch a fish someone was sure you had a meal for supper. That’s what I loved the most.
Heres a link to my facebook its a video of Uncle Shawn helping a lady with a big fish! Dangerous!
Anyway, to say the very least, We had one of the best days ever. A new family tradition for sure. If you ever have the chance to visit Newfoundland and Labrador, I do hope you get to enjoy this true Newfoundland experience. Here’s a few more pics of our Jobs cove cod fishing adventure.
Here’s a quick way I like to cook my cod. Heat a frying pan with a couple tablespoons of oil until nice and hot fry fish coated with flour for 3-3 & 1/2 Mins. per side. Turning only once add a generous tablespoon of butter just before you take it off the pan. Season with salt, pepper and dill if desired. I also smother mine in vinegar, you can add a squeeze of lemon juice to yours if desired. Yummy nothing better than straight off the water.
Here’s a wonderful place to start should you ever want to visit this beautiful province we call home.