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" Spranges
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.
Chris Soper
Fishing Guide
Chris has lived within 5 minutes of Chilliwack's rivers his entire life, and has been fishing them almost as long. A self-taught fisherman Chris spent many hours after school chasing salmon and steelhead on the Vedder River along with fellow guide Tyler. He started his first job in the fishing industry at the age of 13, tying flies for the local tackle shop. Some of his favorite memories include fishing the Vedder back when you could catch a trophy salmon on nothing more than a candy wrapper and a hook. Seriously. Ask him about it. Chris is an avid outdoorsman, fly fisherman and hunter.
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 Odynski
Fishing Guide
Steve has been fishing the local rivers in the Fraser Valley since 1985 and has been working as a fishing guide for over 12 years. Steve remembers catching his first Thomson River Steelhead as one of his most memorable fishing moments. Aside from fishing, Steve enjoys mountain biking, camping, and taking his friends out on the boat.
Morgan Whitehead
Fishing Guide
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Steve Price
Fishing Guide
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Ted Swaine
Fishing Guide
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Andrew Smith
Fishing Guide
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Frank Kozel
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