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Tsimshian Haidaway Fishing & Adventures was started in 2004 by Troy and his wife Judy. Both of them instilled many sleepness nights coming up with the proper business plan, which included the name of the company. The name of the business was probably the most difficult part of starting up the business. Both Judy and Troy had different ideas of what they should call it but came to a compromise and called it Tsimshian Haidaway based on Judys Tsimshian ancestry and Troy’s Haida ancestry. It was the perfect fit for both of them!
Captain Troy Pearson
Troy Pearson was born in Skidegate, British Columbia which is located in the Queen Charlotte Islands or otherwise known as Haida Gwaii. Troy is of the First Nations (Haida) ancestry and therefore is very knowledgable of the area. Even though Troy was born in Haida Gwaii, he was raised in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. However, he spent equal amounts of time in both the Queen Charlotte Islands and Prince Rupert B.C.
Troy has been in the fishing industry since a he was a child. He more or less grew up on fishing boats and learning about all different techniques, fisheries and local waters. Troy has at least 25 years experience as a fisherman in the commerical fishery and an additional 7 years as a Professional Sports fishing guide. Just recently Troy received his fishing Masters Limited ticket which gives him the qualifications to operate any vessel 60 tonne or less. Other than that, Troy also has several other certificates that pertain to the sports fishing industry such as Marine First Aid, Radio Operators Certificate and Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate.
Troy’s ealiest memory of fishing was on his fathers boat at the age of 8. He remembers having to wash the dishes and throw fish into the hatch for his pay. He also laughs at the fact that he would jump on a large Spring Salmon (Chinook) and ride it across the boat deck. His pay would be based on what the crew thought he was worth for the day and all chip in to pay him. This was the beginning of Troys lifelong career in adventures on the Pacific Ocean.
Recently Troy was given the prominant First Nations name pronounced "How Legis" which means great fisherman. To say the less, Troy has earned this great name.
Other than what you see on paper; certificates, experience etc, there are other things that make Troy a great fisherman. He is a very polite, courteous, hard working and family oriented person. He takes pride in making people feel good and helping people in need. Troy has all the characteristics of a great guide.