The Catfish Kayak Group

The three of us are part of a larger group of kayaking buddies, "The Catfish Kayak Group", that has been paddling together on the coast for close to 30 years. Not everyone is in a position to do the whole 2014 Alaska trip, but most will be involved in some way.


Fred Pishalski and Robert Dill plan to join us from Victoria and Prevost Island respectively for the paddle to Savary Island. Ron Painter is transporting Henry Grayman and his gear to Port Hardy so Henry can meet us in Prince Rupert for the Alaska leg of the trip. Luc Courtemanche isn't able to paddle with us this year, but will be following our journey with great interest.


The group took its name from Ron's sailboat radio handle, and we have enjoyed exploring the BC coastline by kayak and supporting each other as friends for many years. We hope to continue to do just that for as long as we are able to do so.


Bell Island, God's Pocket - Aug 18, 2012


L-R: Fred Pishalski, Alan Campbell, Rob Zacharias, David Maxwell, Henry Grayman, Luc Courtemanche, Ron Painter, Robert Dill


Group Shots from Some of Our Previous Trips