FAQ

Please review our FAQ's

General

What if I have a special request?

Any special requests or considerations regarding booking protocol must be approved by BC Sport Fishing Group Ltd. Management and all requests must be sent by e-mail or mailed directly to us. Give a call at 1.877.796.3345 if you have any questions.


What can I expect on one of your fishing trips?

A Typical Day

Our 8-hour trips usually commence at 8 am with the return time being set for 4 pm. Anglers will meet their guide at their assigned boat launch unless a hotel pick-up has been arranged. We can accommodate almost any schedule, so start and finish times are very flexible. We also offer evening sturgeon or salmon trips during the months of May through September. If a guest has booked a combination salmon and sturgeon trip, the guide and the guest can discuss and determine how much effort and time will be spent on each species. Lunches are included in packages. A cooler with ice is provided, as well as non alcoholic beverages.


How do I book my Fishing Trip?

As opposed to impersonal online booking options, we want to share our best customer service experience with you to ensure that we ask the right questions to fully understand and ensure that all of the specifics of your desired trip are taken care of. You can take the first step to planning your BC Sportfishing Group adventure either by filling out our Contact Form, contacting by phone at 1.877.796.3345 or 604.796.3345 or send us an email at info@bcsportfishinggroup.com.


Payment

How much are the taxes and gratuities?

Taxes are 5%, and gratuities are at the discretion of the guest.

If you have questions about the total of your trip, we can help you work that out. Give us a call at 1.877.796.3345


How to I find out how much currency is CND dollars?

You can go to this website (opens in new window): Currency Converter


When is full payment due?

Deposit, Cancellation and Payment Policy

A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. Cancellations must be received 30 days prior to your fishing trip to receive a full deposit refund. If cancellations occur 10 – 30 days prior to your fishing trip, we will issue a credit valid for the same or following season. Final payment is due 10 days prior to your trip. If cancellations occur within 10 days of your fishing trip, there will be NO REFUND.

If you send a cancellation notice by e-mail, be sure that we receive it. Please call us.

Any changes to the above policy can only be made by management of BC Sportfishing Group Ltd. Please forward all requests by mail or e-mail to BC Sportfishing Group.


Requirements

Do I need a fishing license and how do I get one?

Yes, you do.

Fishing licences are available for purchase on-line from the Provincial Government’s website: www.fishing.gov.bc.ca. Please make sure that everyone has got a printed copy of their fishing license with them for the day. Each angler 16 and older will need a basic freshwater license with the appropriate conservation stamps. All anglers fishing for sturgeon require a sturgeon conservation stamp. If you wish to keep any salmon, you will need a non-tidal salmon stamp. For any trips out of the Mission Marina, or west of Mission, you will require a Tidal fishing
license. These can be purchased from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ site at: https://www-ops2.pac.dfo- mpo.gc.ca There are no stamps required for sturgeon fishing, however you will need a salmon stamp to fish for them. Not sure which license to buy? Double check your confirmation email – license info and the correct link will be provided when you book your trip. Or, give us a call at 1.877.796.3345!


What should I bring?

All rods reels and gear are provided for you. Some suggestions for things you should consider bringing are: an extra pair of socks, sweatshirt, rain jacket (weather permitting), hat, sunscreen, sunglasses & gloves (if it's cold). Please dress in layers as the weather varies throughout the day. Please do not forget your camera! Should you be traveling and limited on space, with notice our guides can provide you with some of these items.


Do you have any policies and protocols I should be aware of?

In an effort to ensure all guests receive the best fishing experience possible, BC Sportfishing Group has defined a set of policies and protocols to be followed by all Guides. Trip Day Preparation – Guides will always arrive at the designated location in advance of the designated time and be well prepared for the day. Every effort must be made to prepare for the unexpected to ensure the day proceeds as expected for the client.

Boat & Equipment – Guides must always ensure a well organized boat with equipment ready for the day of fishing. Guides will ensure:

  • A boat that is clean and well organized, all necessary fishing and safety equipment on board and with food and fish coolers that are clean
  • Clean rods, and reels that are ready to go and in great working order
  • Baits that are prepared and fishing tackle organized and ready to fish
  • Lunches that are properly stored and cooled with sufficient bottled water for all guests

 

Trip Start – Guides will ensure a successful start to the trip by:

  • Ensuring proper introductions are made that clients receive a friendly welcome – offer clients help in loading the boat, coolers, and storing extra gear on board
  • Explaining safety protocol to everyone, pointing out all safety equipment
  • Explaining standard boating protocols and etiquette
  • Ensure all fishing licenses and client waivers have been properly completed

 

On the boat – While we can’t guarantee clients will catch fish we can guarantee the best service and experience for the client. To make this happen guides will:

  • Prior to fishing ask clients how involved they would like you to be when it comes to rod set-up and setting the hook
  • Demonstrate our commitment to sustainability – together with our guests we will handle all fish with care, we will scan, tag and record all sturgeon caught in conjunction with the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society
  • Point out areas of interest, wildlife and share what history of the area we have
  • At the end of the trip – Before the end of the day be sure you are filling out accurate fish catch reports and that all fishing licenses and payment details for licenses are accounted for.

 

Daily safety and Conservation Protocol

Guide Minimum Safety Requirement – All BC Sportfishing Group guides need to have completed the following:

  • MED A3 – Emergency safety training as required by Transport Canada
  • Advanced Occupational First Aid – St Johns Ambulance
  • Pleasure Craft Operating Competency Card

 

Safety – It the guides responsibility to ensure that the boat has all the required safety equipment necessary for the number of passengers on the boat.

Accidents and Medical Emergencies – Sometimes things happen on the water no matter how hard you work to prevent an accident. If an accident does take place follow the Golden rules:

  • Do Not Endanger any one else
  • Do Not Leave anybody behind
  • Do Not Panic
  • Always practice good Seamanship