Newfoundlanders remember former president George H.W. Bush’s fishing trips to Labrador

Originally published on Tri-City News

From The Canadian Press, December 3, 2018

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Some prominent Newfoundlanders are reflecting on the late George H.W. Bush and his affection for the fishing trips he made to the province.

The former U.S. president passed away on Friday at the age of 94 and will be laid to rest in a state funeral Wednesday at Washington’s National Cathedral.

Bush was an avid angler and often visited Labrador, where he fished at Adlatok River in the 1990s with Newfoundland businessmen Harry Steele and the late Craig Dobbin of Universal Helicopters.

John Steele says his father Harry was with Dobbin at Adlatok Camp, which Bush visited after the Atlantic Salmon Federation contacted his father in the early 90s asking if he could host the president.

He says Steele asked Dobbin if he could host, and his friend renovated the camp especially for the trip and went on to form a lasting relationship with Bush.

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