For anglers of all skill level and age, fishing on Vancouver Island is a ‘bucket list’ adventure and Island Fisherman Magazine is here to help you get the most out of your fishing experience, whether you are visiting from aboard or live here locally. Some of the most respected Guides who live and work here on Vancouver Island are happy to share their local knowledge to help you be a better angler in these waters. We suggest you listen to them.
In each area fishing report you’ll find functioning maps, tide charts, weather, and detailed how-to and where-to information. Are you looking to catch a species of salmon, i.e. Chinook (King), sockeye, pink, coho, chum? How about bottom fish like a prize halibut or lingcod? Trout, Bass, or steelhead—check. Have you ever tried a black cod or targeted vermillion? The best of the best are here to show you how.
If you are planning on visiting one of the many areas on Vancouver Island, be sure to contact one of our area reporters directly and inquire about a charter for a first-hand experience that you’ll never forget. Visit Howe Sound, Victoria, Sooke, Port Renfrew, the Gulf Islands, Nanoose, Nanaimo, French Creek, Tofino, Port Alberni, Bamfield, Nootka Sound, Esperanza, Courtney-Comox, Campbell River, Port McNeil and Port Hardy.