Fishing forum > Visiting BC in July and August....

Author Topic: Visiting BC in July and August....
DutchAngler

Hi, all,
me and my family from the Netherlands will be visiting BC this summer for four weeks, and one of our main interests will be fishing. I will be spending two weeks on the road (last week of July and the first week of August), and two weeks on Vancouver Island. (Nanaimo and Ucluelet)

We hope to rent a boat whilst on Vancouver Island, and fish for anything that can be had, be it any of the pacific salmon species, or Black Seabass, Rock Cod, Lingcod, whatever. Most immportant thing here is that my kids catch a fish or two.

Any and all tips about tackle and what to fish for in this season will be highly appreciated.

Thanks!
Peter Vroegindeweij.
Beak007

what's your email address
DutchAngler

peter.vroegindeweij@gmail.com

Thanks for any info you can provide.

Regards,
Peter.
fish on

They dont rent boats that I'm aware of on the Island except in lakes, you have mail
Fishn4Fun

I do think they rent boats on the Island. They rent boats at Horseshoe Bay here on the mainland so why wouldnt they rent them on the Island where they are surounded by water? Dosent make sence. I would Google " Vancouver Island marine rental" or "Vancouver Island boat and fishing rental".
Good luck and I hope you have a great trip with your family here in Canada.
stink finger

yes they do rent boats on the island
fish on

Which ones rent boats to fish saltwater on the Island?
Guided group tours, guided fishing trips yes.

Sewells rents out boats on the mainland but on the Island Iv'e heard different. they dont rent there. Pls correct if wrong.
Fishn4Fun

fishon, dude drop it, nobody's attacking you man!??
Why are you getting so defensive??? Think about it, how can there be no boat rentals on Van Island? There must be.
fish on

Big Bear, just want help someone who wants to visit BC, knowing that their comming from another country to BC and asking for help.
fish on

Big Bear, just want help someone who wants to visit BC, knowing that their comming from another country to BC and asking for help.
Fishn4Fun

roger
DutchAngler

Thanks for the mails and the suggestions.

I've been trying to find places that rent out boats from Nanaimo and/or Ucluelet, but so far drew a blank, which is why I asked. Seeing that there is dissension even among "locals" this now surprises me less than it did before. Thanks, I'll keep looking.

Is there any "must-have" lure you can recommend for general sea fishing in that period? Last time 'round I had good catches using a Dutch-made spoon, but I guess the local gear is more specialized. Any suggestions? I'll try to mail-order some, so I don't have to spend too much time looking for them when I'm there.

Another question: Permits! I would like to fish fresh water as well as sea, probably try my hand at salmon and possibly sturgeon, I'm purely C&R. What are we going to need by ways of permits? I tried to find out at the DoF site, but it was unclear to me which applied where.

Thanks again!

Peter.

stink finger

they rent boats in campbell river for sure im up there all the time and have seen the boat rentals
fisher 696

I wouldn't worry about mail ordering lures as a quick trip to any local tackle shop will take care of your gear needs. Additionally, they will probably be able to recomend the most popular choices. Cut plug herring are VERY good for salmon in the ocean.
We have two kinds of licenses; tidal and non tidal.Saltwater is tidal and in most cases freshwater is non tidal. Here on the mainland we have the mighty Fraser which is both. If you fish it you need a tidal license up to the Mission bridge. This bridge is about 30 miles from the ocean. Above that a non tidal license is required. As a non resident you can expect to pay a premium for your licenses. You can buy them for a day 20$, or 8 days 50$. Kids under 16 fish for free but if they wish to keep their catch it must be counted on the license of the accompanying adult license holder.
If it were me, I would consider going out with a local guide to learn local techniques, hot spots, gear choices and set ups. After that head out on your own.
You stated that you wished to catch salmon and sturgeon. Salmon are found all over and can be caught in many places. Sturgeon on the other hand are less plentiful and may only be found in the afor mentioned Fraser. I'm not sure about that. It is something of an emerging fishery. Becoming popular in the last few years. How do you feel about halibut?
I hope that I have helped and will check back later to look for a response, feel free to ask more questions if you have them. If you have questions that go unanswered, you can call the Fish and Wildlife regional office @250 751 3100. Tight lines & sore arms :-)
DutchAngler

Thank you all for your answers. Another question about permits: Would I need separate permits for Alberta and BC, if I wanted to fish in Alberta as well? The Bow river seems too good a water to miss out on...

I've read a bit about the whole "cut plug herring" technique, and I guess it's worth a try, though I am generally more on a fly/lure angler. Are the bait rigs worth buying, or is just the cut plug herring better?

Thanks again,
Peter.
cagey

yes, you will need a different licence for alberta. don't worry about getting a boat to rent. there are lots of them in campbell river, the salmon capital of the world. also lots of guides who will take you out for a reasonable price. try a guide your first time out then rent a boat on your own after that.
hope you enjoy your trip...... and as someone said before get your tackle when you are there. any sport shop will set you up with the right stuff.
Louis Vuitton

If you're into fly fishing, get a guide, and tell him that. He'll be able to get you into salmon on the fly as long as you are confident in your casting. It's such an amazing experience stalking a pod of salmon. It's crazy. You have gulls diving and circling above, and it looks like rain is hitting the water where all the baitfish are balled up, and you use a sinking fly line. Cast out into the school of baitfish and let the fly sink below. Twitch twitch strip strip...BAM!

Have fun!

Fishing forum > Visiting BC in July and August....


 





Home | Sign Up | Contact Us | Forum | Forum Policy | Site Map
Disclaimer: All information on this site, including depth charts,
maps, directions are not intended for navigational use.
Copyright 2003-2021 SharpHooks.com. All rights reserved.

SharpHooks
is now FREE!
Login
View All Submit New

To submit new report:

1. Select fishing spot from
Trip Planner

2. Submit new report

Harmon Lake
Fishing: Fair
Catch: 4 Trout
Sat, Oct 03, 2020
Buntzen Lake - North
Fishing: Difficult
Catch: 2 Kokanee
Sat, Sep 05, 2020
Stump Lake
Fishing: Good
Catch: 3 Rainbow Trout
Sun, Aug 30, 2020
Devils Lake - Mission
Fishing: Difficult
Catch: 0
Mon, Aug 24, 2020
Mill Lake
Fishing: Unknown
Catch: 0
Mon, Aug 24, 2020
Mill Lake
Fishing: Unknown
Catch: 0
Mon, Aug 24, 2020
Mill Lake
Fishing: Excellent
Catch: 0
Mon, Aug 24, 2020
Mill Lake
Fishing: Excellent
Catch: 0
Mon, Aug 24, 2020