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FISHING BRITISH COLUMBIA

British Columbia, Canada, combines a lively urban city vibe with the wilderness and beauty of the remote countryside. Being known for it’s rich wildlife population, Canada is home to various types of whales, bears, seals, birds of prey, and much more. Fully experience this stunning country on one of our fishing trips for monstrous Sturgeon and Salmon ( Pink, Coho, Chum, Sockeye and Chinook )  on the Fraser River and Harrison River, Chilliwack, east of Vancouver.

 



LOCATION:

Fraser and Harrison Rivers near Chilliwack, east of Vancouver

TARGET SPECIES:

The giant white sturgeon which grows to 700 – 1000 lbs. 100 – 200 lbs fish are sometimes daily catches. Plus Pink, Coho, Chum, Sockeye and Chinook Salmon to 40lb. The Pinks – next running in 2017.

TACKLE REQUIRED:

All provided, one of the few locations where you can turn up with absolutely nothing at all.

BAITS AND FLIES:

All provided

PERMITS:

Purchased from your guide or in advance of your arrival

CLOTHING/CLIMATE:

As their weather is similar to ours, rain proof coats and leggings are essential. Full days of sunshine are not unknown, as the guides say ‘If you don’t like the weather then give it half an hour and it will change’

PRIME SEASON:

For both Salmon and Sturgeon September and October. Although Sturgeon can be caught every month of the year. Best Salmon runs are between June and August. Fishing from jet boats or the shore

ACCOMMODATION:

At Harrison Hot Springs Resort [100 yards from the boat dock] you are met by your guide each morning or alternatively from a hotel in Chilliwack where you are then picked up by your guide towing a boat to the launch site.

INOCULATIONS:

None

PASSPORTS:

Must be valid for 6 months after the return date

VISA:

None required

INSURANCE:

Mandatory

RECENT REPORTS:

Jason visited BC with a group of 6 other anglers,  the biggest fish was 8ft 8″, 350 lb plus, total fish count ( sturgeon only ) 98, at least half of which were over 6ft. Of the 7 anglers out there 1 passed 8 ft ( twice ), 4 easily beat 7 feet and the other 2 passed 6 feet many times. 

JOHN’S VIEW:

Usually, everyone catches sturgeon between 100 – 300 lbs plus numerous salmon of which both rivers are full. Over 50 million salmon run the Fraser River system annually. When I made two of my TV shows here a few years we had sturgeon to 275 lbs in one and a monster of over 300 lbs in the second.

TESTIMONIALS

My dream was to catch a freshwater fish as heavy as me, and at 18 stone, that was a fairly ambitious aim. However SFC Travel organised my trip to fish the Fraser with BCSFG where the friendly and knowledgeable guides helped me  achieve my goal with 19 sturgeon in 5 days, with the biggest being nearly 7 1/2 feet (2.26m) long.
Great experience from start to finish.
Can’t wait till next time.
Chris Warner-Hill
October 2016

Canada – ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) now required

The Canadian Government has announced that from 15th March 2016 certain visitors flying into Canada will require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) – this is similar to an American ESTA..

eTA is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Travellers will apply online, providing basic personal information similar to what is currently collected when they arrive in Canada. It will allow Canada to screen travellers before they arrive. The authorization is electronically linked to your passport and is valid for five years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

Therefore, you must travel with the passport that you applied for your eTA with, you can enter Canada as many times within the validity of the eTA for this one fee.

  • eTA online applications opens from 1st August, 2015
  • Visitors simply apply online in a process that takes just a few minutes. All you need is your passport, a credit card, access to the internet and an email address.
  • In most cases, the eTA will be granted within minutes of applying.
  • The cost to apply for an eTA is $7 (CAD) per person which is paid at the time of application.

Please note that each traveller has to apply for his/her own eTA on line.  It is the traveller’s responsibility to have their travel documents in order.

Web site for ETA application:   www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp

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