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FISHING IN CAMPBELL RIVER & REGION

*The Campbell River Collection*

Angler Collection

Rather be fishing? This is your catch. We’ve reeled in the best angling experiences across the Campbell River area. From guides that can showcase our top fishing holes to the best local suppliers and seafood restaurants, this curated collection will leave you with a boat-full of beautiful memories.

Salmon Fishing Regulations

Be sure to check for up to date regulations at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans website.

For the First Nations people of Canada’s West Coast, salmon have been central to a way of life since the beginning of time. In keeping with natural cycles of return and release, visitors have flocked to Campbell River, the Salmon Capital of the World, for decades in search of unbeatable fishing experiences. Nestled on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island where smaller islands cluster at the narrowing of Discovery Passage, Campbell River shows off a unique spot where rivers meet ocean.

Saltwater Fishing

Fishing here is all about the experience of getting out on the water and enjoying the diversity and beauty of our coastal landscapes. As you cruise along looking for the best spot to cast your lines, you will witness the beauty of the Discovery Islands, remote inlets, coastal waterfalls and ocean rapids. In addition to the landscape keep a keen eye out for the wildlife that inhabits these waters, during the summer months orca’s and humpback whales are commonly sighted as well as pods of Pacific White-Sided dolphins, bald eagles and many other animals. See it with your own eyes and you’ll know, this is the place you want to be.

In true temperate coastal style, sport-fishing is available throughout the entire calendar year, with experienced, professional guides that know all about the tides, tackle and tricks. Though salmon tend to be the show-offs, other species such as steelhead, plough the waters. There are 5 species of Pacific Salmon: Chinook, Chum, Coho, Pink and Sockeye. Campbell River is unique in that you can catch all five species! You might be thinking, “Hey! What about Tyee, King, Spring, or Silver?” These are all common names used by our southern neighbours and are based on size or appearance. (The first three are Chinook, and Silver is another name for Coho.) There are also opportunities to both crab and prawn in our waters.

 Freshwater Fishing

Fish for salmon as they gather along the ocean coastline and follow their journey up through freshwater rivers. Winter steelhead can be found in local river systems within driving distance of Campbell River in early January through April, with summer runs going from July through to the end of November. Many anglers enjoy the character and challenge of learning the geography of the rivers and ocean waters themselves, but if you’re new to the sport, or our calm protected waters, hire a charter guide for a fun and informative experience.

Any angler worth their salt will be wary about giving up their favourite locations. That being said, there are popularly known locations throughout the region and we’ve got two of the hottest ones: the Quinsam River and the Campbell River central to town. They have 4 of the 5 species of Pacific salmon, along with sea-run cutthroat trout and steelhead. The Campbell River is 4 km long and the entire river is full of salmon; Chinook, Chum, Coho, and Pink populate the waters here. Fly-fishing is allowed everywhere on the river, but exclusive fly-fishing zones are located above the pump house, making it a haven for enthusiasts of the sport.

The mantra here is to respect the waters and respect each other. Follow that and you’ll have an unforgettable experience.

Fishing Charters

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    Absolute Sportfishing

    Absolute Sportfishing

    Campbell River
    Absolute Sportfishing offers exciting adventures in the waters surrounding Campbell River. Your charter boat is a beautiful Offshore 255 Pursuit that is kept immaculate and…
    April Point Resort & Spa

    April Point Resort & Spa

    Quadra Island
    Tucked away in a pocket of pristine British Columbia lies April Point Resort & Spa. On the shores of Quadra Island, our vacation resort is…
    Boonie Charters

    Boonie Charters

    Quadra Island
    Come fishing with Sonny Boon!! A true coastal expierence, out on the ocean…We’ll fish, explore and enjoy the beauty of the Discovery Islands. With over 20…
    Painter's Lodge

    Painter's Lodge

    Campbell River
    A legendary fishing lodge, a gateway to nature. This is Painter’s Lodge. Upon the shores of Vancouver Island’s Campbell River, on the banks of Discovery…
    Profish Adventures

    Profish Adventures

    Campbell River
    Welcome to Profish Adventures!! If your looking for A Campbell River Guided Salmon Fishing Charter of a lifetime!! you have come to the right…
    Peniuks Sportfishing

    Peniuks Sportfishing

    Campbell River
    Brant truly wants to make this Campbell River Salmon fishing trip the very best you have ever had. His knowledge of Campbell River and area…
    Springline Charters

    Springline Charters

    Campbell River
    Owner operator Captain Tom Bruigom is a certified coast guard commercial captain with 20 years experience on the PacificCoast and will leave you with a…
    Full Scale Fishing Charters

    Full Scale Fishing Charters

    Campbell River
    At Full Scale Fishing Adventures we are dedicated to creating lasting memories for all of our guests. Our knowledgeable, experienced guide will take you…
    Outsider Charters Inc.

    Outsider Charters Inc.

    Join us for an extraordinary salmon sport fishing adventure. Whether you’re an experienced angler or it’s your first time out, you’re going to feel at ease…
    Sea Beyond Adventures

    Sea Beyond Adventures

    Campbell River
    Transport Canada + CTAG Certified Vessel & Guide. With over 30 years’ experience, our guides are waiting to take you on a ocean salmon fishing trip…
    Silver King Lodge & Guide Services Ltd.

    Silver King Lodge & Guide Services Ltd.

    Campbell River
    You will find fully guided BC fishing lodge salmon charters as well as private accommodations for two to thirty people at Silver King Lodge. Create…
    River Sportsman Ltd.

    River Sportsman Ltd.

    Campbell River
    River Sportsman in Campbell River is BC’s Premiere Outdoor Store. We specialize in fishing saltwater fishing, freshwater rivers and lakes, fly fishing and tidal casting. There…
    Protected Water Charters

    Protected Water Charters

    Quadra Island
    Are you looking for great salmon fishing, easy access and calm waters all in a wilderness setting? Harley Elias and Protected Water Charters is your answer! Fishing…
    Dolphins Resort & Anglers Dining

    Dolphins Resort & Anglers Dining

    Dolphins Resort features 13 west coast style cabins, many with personal hot tubs and wood-burning fireplaces, and an upscale pacific Northwest-inspired restaurant. The Resort is…
    The UPS Store

    The UPS Store

    Come visit The UPS Store in Campbell River, which is run locally by Sebastian Saez and his wife Yumey Cuan, to ship your catch home…
    Tall Tale Charters

    Tall Tale Charters

    We have been in the charter business for over 25 years, and pride ourselves with providing you with a memorable fishing experience! Campbell River is unique…
    50North Adventures

    50North Adventures

    Campbell River
    50North Adventures is your access into a unique and diverse ecosystem that is only accessible to boat owners, holidaying cruisers and sailing yachts. Great Fun & Explore…
    B.C. Fishing Charters

    B.C. Fishing Charters

    Campbell River
    ABOUT BRYAN… Born and raised on the Island, Bryan has been fishing these waters since for over 35 years. Bryan runs a 24 foot Grady White…
    Nootka Marine Adventures

    Nootka Marine Adventures

    Nootka Marine Adventures operates three resorts on the west coast of Vancouver Island: two in Nootka Sound, and one in remote Esperanza Inlet. Each resort…
    The Lodge at Gold River

    The Lodge at Gold River

    Gold River
    The Lodge at Gold River is a remote luxury lodge, located on the banks of northern Vancouver Island’s Gold River, just minutes’ from Strathcona Provincial…
    Mid-Island Fishing Charters

    Mid-Island Fishing Charters

    Campbell River
    Transport Canada Certified Vessel and Guide, Fully Insured; Certified Tidal Angling Guide We offer year-round salt water fishing charters with over 30 years experience. Get out…
    Air Nootka

    Air Nootka

    Gold River
    If you are searching for the ultimate West Coast adventure, look no further! Specializing in scenic flights to the most remote regions of Vancouver Island,…
    HLS FISHING CHARTERS

    HLS FISHING CHARTERS

    HLS CHARTERS is located in the beautiful protected waters of the Strait of Georgia. I am located in Campbell River British Columbia which is located…
    Coastal Elements Charters

    Coastal Elements Charters

    Campbell River
    Campbell River Salmon Fishing Charters Coastal Elements is founded by a second generation fishing guide, Kyle Dempsey. With a lifetime of expertise on the…
    Coastal Wilderness Adventures

    Coastal Wilderness Adventures

    We are a full time, year round Vancouver Island fishing charter service offering you the flexibility of saltwater and freshwater fishing trips. We strive to make your…

    Fish processing services ( filleting/ freezing/smoking/processing)

    Flurer Custom Smokehouse & Processing 

    5722 Menzies Way, Campbell River BC

    250-286-4945 

    High Tide Seafoods 

    708 Island Hwy, Campbell River BC 

    250-850-4121

     

    St. Jeans Cannery & Smokehouse 

    581B 11th Ave, Campbell River BC 

    250-287-2457

    Campbell River Seafoods & Locker 

    1900 North Island Hwy, Campbell River BC 

    250-287-4121

    Styro Containers

    • River Sportsman

    2115 Island Hwy, Campbell River BC 

    250-286-1017 

    • Tyee Marine 

    880 Island Hwy, Campbell River BC 

    250-286-3641