Your Guides

All of our guides are passionate, experienced and knowledgeable about angling. They take pride in their work and ensure that every trip is a lasting memory. Let us introduce you to our guides!

Tony Nootebos
Owner and Guide
Tony is the proud owner of BC Sport Fishing Group Ltd. After 30 plus years of experience and passion, having grown up fishing with his brother John and father Gerry on most lakes, rivers and streams in the area, he formed Harrison Bay Guided Services in 1996. Thanks to his extensive knowledge the business quickly grew to see twenty fully insured and licensed fishing guides join his team. When he isn't guiding Tony can be found in the guide shop, on the golf course or fishing with his family who he lives with in Harrison Hot Springs.
Anthony "Merr" Sprangers
Fishing Guide
Growing up in the area, Merr has been fishing the rivers of the Fraser Valley, as well as local and interior lakes, with Tony and his dad since he was a kid. An original team member of BC Sport Fishing Group's opening in 1996, he describes himself as optimistic, patient and always ready to fish, even under hard conditions. Merr enjoys helping our clients to catch fish as much as he enjoys catching them himself - he isn't satisfied until his clients are busy battling fish!
Dan Hartlen
Fishing Guide
Danny grew up in the area and has been fishing the Fraser River and its tributaries for over 40 years, 25 of which have been spent guiding with the BC Sport Fishing Group team! Always looking for the next "hot spot," there are not many spots in the Valley that haven't been fished by Dan. In his spare time, Dan enjoys hockey, swimming, golf, and hiking - though most of his hikes are around water, checking out new fishing locations! Dan's good humor and constant pranks along with his great ability to find fish consistently make for a great day on the water.
Yves Bisson
General Manager
Living in Rosedale with his wife and three daughters Yves joined BC Sportfishing Group in 2005. Originally born and raised in Alberta, Yves has always had a passion for fishing and spent much of his spare time getting to know the local waters after moving to BC. His favorite pastimes include golf (he is a 2 handicap), hockey, spending time with his family and, of course, fishing - you will enjoy his 23 foot Wooldridge jet boat with a 496 Chevy!
Mike Neufeld
Fishing Guide
Mike grew up in Chilliwack where he now lives with his wife and two children. He started fishing at a very young age with his father and quickly became hooked. He's fished every chance he can get every since! With a passion for helping clients to catch a fish, and the excitement on their faces when they land it, Mike joined the BC Sport Fishing Group since 2005. He is also a relief guide at Langara Fishing Lodge.
Tyler Buck
Fishing Guide
Tyler was also born and raised in Chilliwack where he currently lives with his wife and their two sons. Following in his father's footsteps, he began fishing at a young age and developed an extensive knowledge of the Fraser River. Proficient and experienced on the area's tributaries - having been part of the fishing industry for over 15 years - Tyler joined BC Sportfishing Group in 2000. He is also a relief guide at Langara Fishing Lodge and enjoys spending time with his family on his time off.
Patrick Vidito
Fishing Guide
Pat began fishing in Chilliwack with his dad when he was a teenager and still remembers the "good old days" when they would fish at Nicola Lake. With 20 years experience fishing and guiding all around beautiful British Columbia Pat joined BC Sportfishing Group in 2006. Spending the fall months teaching our clients to fish Pat guides in the Queen Charlotte Islands in the summer months. He currently lives in the area with his wife and their two dogs.
Jeff Sayewich
Fishing all his life, Jeff joined the BC Sport Fishing Group in 2007 and has no plans of stopping. Patient and open-minded, Jeff is happy showing our clients why he loves fishing so much and helping them to experience an unforgettable day. In his spare time, Jeff continues to improve his fishing skills around the Province and spends time with his wife.
Ryan Marchuk
Born and raised in Chilliwack, Ryan began fishing when he was four years old with his grandfather. Since high school he gained experience fishing with many of the local “Top Rods” and became knowledgeable on various species of fish and the many different techniques for catching them. Ryan spends his spare time on the water with friends and family, or can be found hunting, quadding and spending time with his family.
Derek Clayton
Fishing Guide
Also born and raised in Chilliwack, Derek began fishing at a young age with his father and younger brother. When he isn’t guiding, Derek enjoys spending his time fishing with friends and family. If you can pry a fishing rod out of his hands, you might also find him out hunting or enjoying some of the other great outdoor activities the Fraser Valley has to offer with his wife and son.
Jordi Williams
Fishing Guide
Ever since he can remember Jordi has been fishing. With a combined 25 + years of fishing experience on our local waters he joined BCSFG in 2004 after spending three seasons with Redfern River Lodge in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and Kau Tapen Lodge on the Rio Grande River in Tierra del Fuego, southern Argentina. He and his wife live nearby the Harrison and Fraser River systems where they can often be found walking their daughter and throwing sticks their dog.
Steve Price
Fishing Guide
Steve grew up in the lower mainland fishing creeks, rivers and streams. His fondest memories are of those fishing with his dad. He used to cut school and ride his BMX up to 20 km out to his favorite fishing spots. His parents and teachers used to say, ”You have to go to school. What are you going to do, grow up and fish for a living?” Guess he got the last laugh! He has an unbridled passion for fishing, and the conservation of all species of fish. For him, its the thrill of the hunt and watching people make memories that will last a lifetime. To him people are not just clients, after some of the breath taking scenery and incredible memories shared the bond becomes much more. In his free time he spends his days…you guessed it! on the water with his daughter passing down the knowledge that was passed to him from his father. Every day on the water is a good day with Steve.
Ted Swaine
Fishing Guide
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Andrew Smith
Fishing Guide
Andrew Smith has been working in the sport fishing industry for the past several seasons. First as a retail associate at Chilliwack Dart and Tackle and soon after he added guiding for BC Sportfishing Group to his current job title. Andrew has always enjoyed the outdoors and sport fishing. He has fond memories of riding his bike to the Vedder/Chilliwack river to fish for Salmon before school in the late 90's. Since then Andrew’s addiction to the sport has grown immensely. He specializes as a great fly fishing guide but is well versed in bait and spoon fishing and definitely holds his own as a sturgeon guide as well. When not working at Chilliwack Dart &Tackle or Guiding for BCSFG he is fishing, tying flies or building customs rods." We are confident you will enjoy your guided fishing trip with Andrew as your guide.
Frank Kozel
Operations Manager
Frank Kozel - Frank has lived in the Fraser Valley most of his life and is our Operations manager and guide for BC Sportfishing Group. Over his many years of sport fishing Frank has learned the art of fly fishing, spent countless hours Sturgeon fishing, bait fishing and spoon fishing. He really takes his fishing seriously! When not working for BCSFG, sport fishing or running the tour boat he is pursuing his other passion as a professional musician playing guitar and singing in a few local bands. You will also find Frank helping in the office, making sales calls, doing boat maintenance / repairs, or he might even be your shuttle driver for the day. Whatever it is, he’s committed to help make your experience with BC Sportfishing Group the best it could possibly be.