Saltwater anglers can expect great peak-season salmon fishing along our magnificent coastline.
The Salish Sea is a major salmon migration route and is accessible from any of our communities, from Gibsons to Lund. The deep waters of Pender Harbour are famous for giant lingcod, in addition to salmon. Shellfish include prawns, crab, oysters, and clams. The Coast’s charming little villages make great bases for fishing the many mountain-fed streams and lakes full of steelhead, cutthroat, and rainbow trout.
To ensure a rewarding fishing experience, charters and guides are recommended. Charter operators, equipment and boat rentals, and welcoming fishing resorts are plentiful. If you are travelling with your own boat, there are many opportunities for moorage along the Coast.
All anglers must have a licence to fish tidal (salt) waters in the British Columbia. It is best to purchase your licence online before your trip. Licences are purchased annually and are good from April 1 to March 30. If you’re already in the area, licenses are also available at most of our local marinas, plus look for the free British Columbia Freshwater & Saltwater Sport Fishing Guide at Visitor Info Centres.