Our Fishing

Welcome to the sport fisher’s paradise! Our renowned BC rivers contain tremendous returns of wild salmon, steelhead trout and prehistoric white sturgeon, as well as successful hatchery fish. On route to spawning grounds millions of migrating salmon pass through the mighty Fraser River corridors during the Fall season, offering the world’s largest salmon return. Not to mention, this same river provides the last healthy wild stocks of this species in the world!

Click below to see the fishing calendar and when each fish is in season!

Salmon

Sport fishing for salmon is great fun for every age and is available year-round, though with huge runs coming through our surrounding rivers, it is a way of life here during the Fall. Every year millions of Pacific salmon, including those listed below, return to the Fraser River and its tributaries from the Pacific Ocean. Whether you want to catch and release on the fly, or take home a tasty meal after a day on the water, rest assured you will go home happy.

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Chinook

(Spring – King – salmon)
The largest of the salmon species, chinook can grow to over 60 lbs. Famous for their great energy reserves, and as strong fighters, they can spool 200 yards of 30 lb. line before you know it. Sizes range from 15 to 60 pounds averaging 25.

Prime times are June to October.

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Coho

Coho fishing in B.C. is a sportsman's dream; if it is a challenge you want this is an excellent sport fish. These smaller systems allow the use of very light tackle or fly equipment.

Prime times are September to December.

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Chum

So plentiful here during the Fall local anglers find chum a nuisance during their challenge of angling species such as coho. Chum range up to 20 lbs and are terrific fighters, especially on the fly.

Prime times are October to December.

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Pink

Running only on odd years pinks are aggressive biters. They can be readily taken on the fly or other methods. They average between 3 to 5 lbs.

Prime times are September to October.

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Sockeye

The most plentiful of the B.C. Pacific Salmon – literally millions of these acrobatic silver bullets enter the Fraser River – sockeye are very streamlined and battle extremely well. The often spend more time in the air than in the water. Sockeye average 4 to 8 lbs and are considered ''Great Table Fare'.

Due to the nature of these fish, openings vary from year to year, with August

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Sturgeon

(Dinosaur)

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The Fraser River is also home the prehistoric white sturgeon: the largest fresh water fish in North and South America. Considered one of the most spectacular fresh water sports fish in the world, these monster fish known for their size, strength and impressive jumps can grow to over 1,000 pounds and live for close to 200 years. The Fraser River provides us with the last healthy wild stocks of this species in the world. A catch and release fishery has been in place since 1994 and, with monitoring done by our sport fishing guides, in conjunction with the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society tagging study, our sturgeon fishing industry remains strong.

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Steelhead and Trout Fishing

British Columbia offers many wild rivers and streams to enjoy, most of which are home to a large population of cutthroat, rainbow and bull trout. Some of our rivers have returns of wild
and hatchery Steelhead offering anglers a chance to sport fish for one of the hardest-fighting, fresh-water sportfish anywhere.

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Steelhead

Considered one of the most elusive of all North American game fish, when hooked steelhead put up a battle second to none – but they are worth the effort.

Prime times are December to April.

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Cutthroat

A scrappy fish that shows an incredible ability to shake the hook. Although challenging to land, Cutthroat are very aggressive feeders, allowing anglers a wide variety of choices when it comes to presentation and choice of equipment. Typically 5lbs and better (20-26 inches in length) and often caught with only light spinning, often fly rods with small spinners, spoons, or
flies depending on current conditions and time of year.

Prime time is Year Round.

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Rainbow

One of the most acrobatic fish they take powerful runs, love to leap and are always up to a good battle. A plentiful fish in this area, they average 12 to 20 inches, depending on the system fished.

Prime Prime times April to October.

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Dolly Varden, Bull Trout and Char

Probably the most aggressive fish on the fly, lure or bait. They are available in most of our freshwater rivers and lakes depending on time of year. The Lillooet and Pitt Rivers offer the best opportunity for catching some of these aggressive fish. The Lillooet River has a prime time of September-April, while the Upper Pitt offers great fly fishing for sea run Bull trout from June-August.

Prime Prime time is Year Round.

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Other Fishing

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Off-Season Fishing

From December 15 to April 30th we offer daily walk and wade tutorials for either gear or fly fishers.


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Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is a unique and specialized type of angling, that requires different skills. To offer our clients the best fly fishing possible we have recruited some of the top fly fishing guides in the Pacific Northwest. Operating through our subsidiary B.C. Fly Fisher we provide world class fishing on some of the Province’s most incredible rivers.

We provide both single & double hand fly fishing techniques for steelhead, salmon and trout. With extensive knowledge of the local rivers and the fish that live in them we ensure that you will be provided with the best fly fishing experience possible. We have the added expertise in the fact that we live and fish here ourselves.

*We offer fly fishing-only charters on the Upper Pitt River. All other rivers can be fished by either gear or fly fishing methods depending on season. If you have never fished with a fly
rod, don't worry. Our teaching guides will help instruct you to ensure a good time.

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