On Vancouver’s North Shore, you will find options for fresh and saltwater fishing in our lakes and rivers or in the ocean. You can book a fishing charter or set out on your own to hook fresh salmon.
If you are a pro and you want to try fishing for salmon in our local rivers or lakes, just bring your gear and head to the Capilano River for some of the best salmon fishing opportunities in the Lower Mainland.
The early Coho salmon run typically peaks in June and July. In addition, summer steelhead is often found between July and September. It is important to note that ALL steelhead (both wild and hatchery marked) are required to be released. You can also fish for trout in Rice Lake. Please be sure to check the BC Fishing regulations. And don’t forget, you must have a valid British Columbia freshwater fishing license which you can purchase online.
Experience excellent deep-sea fishing when you book a salmon fishing charter from Sewell’s Marina. Within 15 to 20 minutes from Horseshoe Bay, you can be fishing from different spots with their knowledgeable local guides. The five salmon species: Chinook (King), Coho (Silvers), Pinks, chum and Sockeye all can be found in the waters surrounding Vancouver’s North Shore. Group Fishing Derbies are also available. The salmon season typically runs from April through late-September.
While it’s easy to get caught up in the thrill of the catch, remember that there are inherent risks involved with being on or near the water and out in the wilderness. In, on, or near a river? These swift-moving bodies of water can quickly change from playground to danger zone if you don’t have the requisite knowledge of river safety before you launch, check weather reports before heading out, wear appropriate safety gear and be AdventureSmart.