Meet Corinna VanDoorselaere
Corinna VanDoorselaere grew up in Kitimat, but left after high school. After a decade of city living, Corinna was ready to return to her small town roots and pursue the dream that had taken root in her heart: business ownership. With the support of her parents, she started Kitimat’s first city-style espresso bar, which she owned and operated for 17 years.
It was during those years that her husband taught her to fish, and she discovered she had a passion for it. Soon she was making plans to start her second business, and Bradley’s Bait and Tackle was born in 2010. Kitimat was the ideal place for it. After all, its world class fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities draw anglers of all skill levels from places all over the world every year. Today, a great number of those who love to fish the waters of the Kitimat region, both local and visiting, get their gear, bait and tackle at Bradley’s. Fishermen and non-fishermen alike also enjoy stopping by and watching the skillful hands of Bradley’s Bait and Tackle’s employees as they deftly the tie barbless marabou salmon jigs that the shop has become renowned for.
The shop continues to thrive and grow, and Corinna credits her fabulous employees with its ongoing success. “I’m so proud of my staff, they are the best ever!” says Corinna. “They are so dedicated to what they do.” Plus, adds Corinna, “we have a lot of fun together.”
Fun. Friendly. Knowledgeable.
Bradley’s Bait & Tackle is a destination for anglers of all ages from novice to skilled. Inside, guests will find a vast selection of fishing tackle and gear for every kind of fishing in both salt and fresh water, including rods, reels, lures and fish coolers and dry ice for transporting your catch home. Bradley’s Bait & Tackle is famous the world over for its Bradley’s Barbless Salmon Jigs, all hand-tied on-site by Bradley’s team of Fisher Girls. You can even come watch them work! Bradley’s lures and leaders are designed to make your life easier and your fishing experience enjoyable. Bradley’s Bait & Tackle offers a variety of other convenient services, including sale of salt water, fresh water and hunting licenses and fish-freezing ($1 per day, per fish). Even if you’re not a fishing enthusiast, you’ll find something of interest inside. Bradley’s Bait & Tackle also boasts a diverse selection of gifts, souvenirs and Kitimat clothing for men and women from infant to adult size. Choose from t-shirts, boxer shorts, pajamas, sweat pants, vests, jackets, pins and hats, all with “Kitimat, B.C.” on them to commemorate your visit to the area. New inventory arriving weekly. Come in and experience the friendliest service in town. Bradley’s Bait & Tackle is conveniently located in the heart of Kitimat.
Bradley’s Bait & Tackle is a member of the Kitimat Chamber Commerce.
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