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Saltwater & Freshwater Fishing

Tofino is home to some of British Columbia's best saltwater and freshwater fishing opportunities.

Local fishing guides will provide a memorable experience for any fishing fanatic, whether out on the waters of Clayoquot Sound fishing for Chinook, Coho Salmon or Halibut or tackling a remote lake or stream in the Tofino area in search of Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout or Steelhead.

The waters surrounding Tofino offer anglers some of the finest year round fishing opportunities available on the coast of British Columbia. Saltwater anglers can target Chinook and Coho Salmon, halibut, bottom fish, and Dungeness crabs in the protected waters of Clayoquot Sound and offshore on the highly productive continental shelf. Dockside processing is available and your fish can be shipped home for you if you like. Fresh water anglers can immerse themselves in the beauty of the local mountains while searching for Trout and Steelhead in remote lakes and rivers. This catch and release experience is one to be remembered. Whether you are an avid angler or just want to give fishing a try Tofino is a fantastic place to be on the water.

Local Fishing Guides...

We recommend several companies in Tofino for your fishing adventure. Check out their websites for detailed information on the specific sport fishing opportunities they each offer:

Salmon Eye Fishing Charters
... Ucluelet has the largest amount of feeding area for salmon on the west coast of Vancouver Island and has a long reputation for filling coolers with salmon and halibut. Salmon Eye Fishing Charters offers experienced guides on 27-29 sport fishing boats with large heated cabins, toilets and 4 stroke motors. Our guides have thousands of hours guiding people like you into reeling in both salmon and halibut. Eight hour trips catch both salmon and halibut and  four and six hour afternoon trips are for Chinook and Coho salmon. Check out the Salmon Eye website for videos, up to date fishing reports, and a photo blog of many successful sport fishing trips.

Cleanline Sport Fishing
Tofino's premium sportfishing specialist offers fully guided and outfitted saltwater and freshwater fishing excursions. All premium bait, tackle and fishing equipment is provided and packed picnic lunches can be arranged with advance request.

Tofino Fish Guides
...offers premium saltwater charters and unique freshwater fishing experiences with a focus on providing clients with exemplary customer service. Tofino Fish Guides takes pride in operating luxury vessels and high quality fishing equipment. Company supports salmon enhancement and habitat protection.

WardoWest Fishing Charters
Experience the REEL... Tofino, BC!. Wardowest is committed to ensuring a Tofino Fishing experience that leaves you, your friends and family with fond memories and epic stories for years to come. We individually tailor our fishing packages to each group, and always strive to put you in the ideal situation based on the daily conditions and our expert fishing knowledge.

Biggar Fish Charters
Imagine going on your own private guided salmon and halibut fishing charter from Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. Are you visiting as a family on vacation? Maybe you’re dedicated fishermen thinking about a fishing holiday? Or are you newlyweds looking for honeymoon ideas? A guided salmon and halibut sport-fishing charter is one of the top things to do in Tofino with viewing opportunities for whales, sea otters, bald eagles and porpoises. You’ll benefit from the 22 safe and successful years of operation by Biggar Fish Charters, one of Tofino’s oldest fishing charter and guide companies. Your adventure awaits because memories, tall tales and adrenaline rushes happen. One fish at a time!

Coastal Charters a Vancouver Island owned business with nearly 20 years of experience in the marine and hospitality industries. Our mission is to provide a high calibre product for our guests that is exciting, safe and value-based.