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Fishing in BC Canada

British Columbia is one of the top fishing destinations worldwide and for good reason. After all, this is a province with over 20 thousand kilometers of coastline, 25 thousand-plus lakes, and literally an uncountable number of rivers, stream and creeks. Whatever kind of fishing you're looking for, you'll find it here, whether day on the rolling Pacific, a lazy afternoon flycasting on a forested river, a weekend on a remote mountain lake you accessed by floatplane...

Up and down the BC coast, charter companies run ocean excursions while inland, outfitters fulfill freshwater fantasies. You bring the hooks and we'll bring the bites. This is fishing country, make no mistake!

Every year, well over a quarter of a million anglers enjoy BC's freshwater fishing. But this is a vast province, so wherever you're vacationing, you're likely to find a quiet spot to call your own. Freshwater catches are as endless as the locations so you never know what you'll be throwing on the barbeque by evening - Chinook Salmon, Chum Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead Trout, Bull Trout, Dolly Varden, Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling, Mountain Whitefish… Ocean adventures prove to be no less satisfying with a day on the water commonly producing Chinook Salmon, Chum Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Lingcod, Pacific Halibut, Black Rockfish, Yellow Rockfish, Crab, Shrimp or Prawns.

Looking for a fight? The Giant White Sturgeon is the Marlin of our waters, reaching lengths of over 3 meters and often jumping right out of the water when hooked. The Steelhead, one of the most elusive, hardest-fighting fish in the world of game fishing, is another tough local contender but hands down, BC's prize catch is the Chinook Salmon which can reach weights of 32 kilograms.

Amazing fishing can be found all over BC. While the Vancouver Island/Vancouver/Coast Mountain region produces Salmon, Steelhead and Trout, it's the Fraser River Sturgeon, (the largest freshwater fish in North America) that is the real regional prize. The Northern Coast of the Cariboo Chilcotin see plenty of Salmon, Trout and Halibut as well as Rockfish, Lingcod, Brook Trout, Burbot, Kokanee and various shellfish while the fresh waters of the Thompson Okanagan and the Kootenays are home to Trout, Salmon, Steelhead, Bass, Kokanee and Whitefish.

Plan your BC fishing vacation today. Hey, there are plenty of fish in the sea… and lakes… and river… and creeks… and brooks...

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