The rivers surrounding Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada are a fly fishing paradise teeming with Rainbow trout, Cutthroat trout, Steelhead and all five species of salmon - Chinook (Kings), Coho (Silvers), Pinks, Chum and Sockeye salmon.
At Sea Beyond our experienced Campbell River fishing guides are fly-fishing specialists and they know the area surrounding Campbell River intimately (after all, they love to fish whether it's work or not). With just two anglers to one skilled and enthusiastic fishing guide we are able to give you the personalized service, attention and fly fishing instruction you expect on a top quality BC fishing charter. Let us show you the best freshwater fly-fishing Vancouver Island has to offer.
In the spring, May 15- July 1
Cutthroat trout and Rainbow trout descend from the interior Vancouver Island lakes into ideal fly fishing rivers where they rise readily to dry flies and nymphs. These feisty trout range from 10"- 15" and are great sport on light #5 fly rods. Perfect for the novice angler or the fly fishing expert.
The mighty steelhead!
Both Summer and Winter run steelhead frequent our north central Vancouver Island rivers. The Summer steelhead runs (July 1 to November 1) are smaller with fish ranging 4 - 12 pounds.
They are somewhat easier to catch due to the warmer water. Winter steelhead runs arrive mid December and are gone by the end of April. These steelhead are bigger, ranging 6 - 25 pounds, and harder to catch. But honing the skills needed to land these fighters is what fly fishing is all about!
Fly fishing for salmon is available
at different times in different Vancouver Island rivers throughout the fall. All five species of Pacific salmon will consistently take the fly. The fly fishing action starts with Pinks about mid July soon followed by Coho, Chinook and Sockeye salmon. In late October the Chum salmon are the last to return and they have been known to spool many an experienced fly fishermen!
We are your Vancouver Island fly fishing specialists. Contact us to book your freshwater fishing and fly fishing charters in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
If you are interested in British Columbia saltwater salmon fishing trips for Pacific salmon in Campbell River please visit our Saltwater Fishing Page