Enjoy fishing both Mackerel and COD this year off the coast of PEI.
Aiden's deep-sea fishing grew from years of building a business around commercial fishing, mainly for lobster, cod and mackerel. The son of a fisherman, Aiden's love of the sea began at a very young age. He started his fishing career at the age of fifteen and, a few years later, soon realized that it was not only necessary to land the "catch-of-the-day", but also to market it. This led him to launch his business of trucking fish door-to-door to regular customers.
Tourism in PEI was growing steadily in the mid fifties, and in order to diversify his business and share his love of the sea, Aiden decided to take the plunge. And so, in 1957 he purchased his first fishing boat (for $750) and began offering deep-sea-fishing excursions, two five hour trips per day.
A few years later, after returning from deep sea fishing, a customer asked Aiden if he had any cooked lobsters for sale. Aiden told him, "I will have some in about a half hour", and with a pot from the boat and a coleman stove, Aiden was pleased to see the customer happily departing the shanty with his box of steaming hot lobsters. And it was at this moment that the fish market, Doiron Fisheries, was born. Today, many loyal customers and numerous markets and restaurants rely on Doiron Fisheries for their "catch-of-the-day".
Tragically and, before his time, Aiden died in 2004. His wife, Bev, sons, Paul and Doug, and daughter, Cheryl, are directly involved in the management and operation of Doiron Fisheries and Aiden's Deep-Sea Fishing. His daughters Karen and Denise live within a few kilometers of the business and his son, Len, loves to visit PEI from his home in Massachusetts.
"Had a great time ,got to catch lots of Mackerel and cod .Seeing the Blue Fin Tuna was a exciting bonus .How can I get som of the pictutres from the trip .We did the 8:00 am cruise" don mahar, hamilton, ON
"Hey Paul,It is impossible to explain in words how incredible fishing with you guys is. Its something you have to expierence yourself. I fish about 8-10 times in a week when I visit and OMG what a time!!! I know sounds like alot but you see and expierence something different everytime you go! My family and I have been coming for years and years and have NEVER been disappointed! Fishing with you guys is what I look forward to every year!! When I refer people to you they have always come back saying the same \"they love it\"!! ok ok well I have taken up enough space on here now so I will go and I can\'t wait to come back again!!! See you guys soon!!! Thank you for everything and say \"Hi\" to Andy, John and the rest of the guys!ps. Paul I am sending those pictures along too!!!" Holly Mackenzie, Cobourg, ON
"My family and I just wanted to thank Andy and his crew for an awesome fishing trip! We all caught fish and cooked them up at camp! I wanted to share my PEI experiences as a kid with my children and husband and you definately were one of the highlights. We'll see you next year. Thank you!The Garvey Family" Heather Garvey, Kirkville, NY