Galen Sampson has settled into a comfortable life with his wife on the edge of the Upper Beaverkill River in the Catskill mountains. As the Chef and General manager of the Beaverkill Valley Inn, Galen works hard to create new and interesting dishes and experiences of all kinds for his guests. Chef Sampson’s recipe is a good example of how he responds to expectations that an Inn on a famous trout stream should serve trout, without pulling fish from the Inn’s private stretch of river. This is a highly prized trout fishing paradise that requires all guests to agree to catch and release practices prior to stepping into the special mile of river.
Towards the end of January 2022 Colin and his good friend Chris Simonds set out on a fishing tour in Cuba with 8 other experienced anglers, including a team from World Cast Anglers.
The adventure began in Havana where everyone spent a day exploring the colors, cuisine, art, and customs of this city.
The following days were spent on an Avalon Cuban Fishing Centers Tour boat. Day trips were organized with experienced Cuban guides in small skiffs covering approximately 100 miles of flats, lagoons and channels between Cayo Largo and Isla de Juventud. The crew had extra eyes out for Permit fish, but tarpon, bonefish, jack craval, snook and snappers are plentiful in these waters as well.
Join these fishermen on their adventure by reading about all details of the trip and enjoy many photos on the American Rivers Tour site.