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April Vokey

April Vokey

April Vokey is a fly fishing writer, fly-tyer, and speaker. After guiding in British Columbia for ten years, she now splits her year between camp in northern BC and Australia. She is an FFF certified casting instructor, forager, bowhunter, and mother.

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Nostril to Caudal: Eating Fish Heads

Butchering & Processing

Nostril to Caudal: Eating Fish Heads

Eating fish heads certainly isn’t a new concept. Cultures around the world have eaten the tender meat out of the cheeks, throats, and collars of fish since time immemorial. Today, if at all, fish heads are usually used in stocks and sauces. Seafood chefs boil fish heads until the meat and bones...
Nostril to Caudal: Cutting and Cooking Fish Tongues

Butchering & Processing

Nostril to Caudal: Cutting and Cooking Fish Tongues

I decided to begin this series with the tongue. I made that decision because I assumed it would be an easy place for me to start. Boy, was I wrong. You might recall my last article where I mentioned that my sister and I used to eat cod’s tongues in my dad’s hometown of Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland...
Nostril to Caudal: How to Eat the Whole Fish

Butchering & Processing

Nostril to Caudal: How to Eat the Whole Fish

I grew up eating and thoroughly enjoying wild game and fish offal and body parts. To this day, I associate fried liver with my mom’s savory gravy and my dad’s favourite birthday dinner. Dad was born and raised in Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland, where he grew up eating whatever was cheapest or easiest...