About Us

Jim on the St Mary river filming on location in southeastern BC & Lloyd fromHeart's Content, Newfoundland tells Jim all about the history of his Town

Jim on the St Mary river filming on location in southeastern BC & Lloyd from Heart’s Content, Newfoundland tells Jim all about the history of his Town

Jim Hoey is the creator and the originator of The Dimestore Fishermen outdoor television program. After 223 unique feature episodes, only ever filmed in Canada, he continues to host and produce one of the longest standing wholly owned and independent television programs in Canada’s history.  Jim is world renowned as an explorer, outdoorsman/fisher and journalist. Amongst the different awards and accreditations Jim has earned, he is grateful to have earned the prestigious praise of his peers for his achievements in the outdoors. He likes to spend time with charities, non profits and different causes domestically and globally. Jim lives in Calgary with his wife Shannon and children Scott, Jessica and Hayden.

I have been very lucky to have so many great people with me on this journey. We started this thing so that people from different reaches of Canada could relate the fishing in their home communities to other enthusiastic fishers who reside in Canada and beyond. I dreamed of traveling Canada and filming as far back as I can remember. The relationships I have formed with people from all over our country are very special to me. Many years ago a remarkable Canadian told me that if I meant to do my job well I would never be far from a warm meal and a place to rest my head at night. That has proven to be true. As long as God gives me health I will continue to make our program.  We are so lucky as Canadians to have true Canadian access programming.  We love making our show.

– Jim Hoey

dimestore fishermen About Us d'arcy vandergucht

D’Arcy with a trout on the Bow River & helping teach a young camp councillor how to film in rural Alberta.

 D’Arcy Vandergucht is in his 5th season with the program. He is Jim’s trusted best mate, a master cinematographer/photographer and a very talented editor. D’Arcy was born and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba. He has been with the program for 60 episodes. He is an accomplished outdoorsman. D’Arcy enjoys playing the guitar, alpine skiing, mountaineering, rock climbing and fishing. Having just completed avalanche training he is excited to spend time in the Rockies this winter. 

It’s awesome getting to go on so many different adventures. The camaraderie, the fishing, the town itself and the vibe when you go there. Each place has it’s own special memory as well – the people you meet make you proud to be Canadian.” 

-D’Arcy Vandergucht