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You work hard and play hard! Come and experience the reckless power and aerial acrobatics of our notorious Fraser river sturgeon to understand what it means to fish hard. The Fraser River’s white sturgeon can attain lengths of over 12 feet and exceed 1000 pounds in weight! Plus, five species of Pacific Salmon and steelhead provide abundant angling opportunities in one of the most diverse fresh water fisheries in North America.
A visit to Chilliwack means you can fly fish for salmon, pursue giant white sturgeon and play a round of golf, all in one day! You know its good fishing when you have to go back to work just to recover from it all!
We are located in Chilliwack British Columbia. We are 90 minutes east of Vancouver International Airport, 75 minutes from downtown Vancouver via Highway #1, or 35 minutes from the Abbotsford International Airport.
Transportation to Chilliwack can consist of taxi, car rentals or our arranged airport limousine service.
- Fully guided fishing trips – 6 or 8 hours, single or multiple day trips, corporate, and combination salmon/sturgeon trips.
- Outstanding accommodations and limousine airport transportation.
- Professional rods, reels and tackle included for sturgeon, salmon and steelhead.
- 22 – 24 foot Transport Canada approved jetboats that are covered and heated.
- Sturgeon fishing in the upper Fraser Canyon, and middle or lower reaches.
- Chinook fishing – bar fishing by jetboat.
- Fly fishing for coho, chum and pink salmon.
- Winter steelhead and trout fishing – fly or gear.
- Diverse angling methods and opportunities for novice and experienced anglers.
Our fishing prices include your boat, guide, all bait and tackle necessary, and daily transportation to and from our recommended hotels to the boat launches.
Our guide boats are 22 – 24 foot inboard jet boats equipped with full tops and windows to keep you out of the rain, or to provide shade from the sun. All of our guides are very experienced anglers and boat operators, and will ensure you have a safe and comfortable trip, as well as a successful fishing outing. The guide boats are fully equipped with all the fishing gear that you will need including rods, tackle, bait, waders and boots should you require them. If you are fly fishing, it is strongly recommended to bring your personal flyfishing equipment (rods, reels and lines) with you.
DAILY CHARTER RATES
Our charter rates are exclusive bookings only – when you book the boat, only you and members of your group will be on that boat!
- 2 persons per boat, 8 hours $675.00 per day, or $337.50 per person
- 3 persons per boat, 8 hours $750.00 per day, or $250.00 per person
- 4 persons per boat, 8 hours $825.00 per day, or $206.00 per person
Our regular day rates can be found on our website at: www.cascadefishingadventures.com/daily-fishing-rates-and-specials
We offer many packaged fishing holidays and all inclusive day rate trips, plus day trips to the scenic Fraser canyon. Please view our website at www.cascadefishingadventures.com/complete-fishing-packages to see the details of these fishing adventures.
We would be happy to put together a personal quote based on your specific requirements. Give us a call at 1-87-BCSTURGEON (1-877-887-4366) or outside North America at 1-604-793-2244.
On many occasions, combination trips can be incorporated to include salmon and sturgeon on the same day. There is no extra charge for this service. Please enquire at the time of booking to confirm availability and specific fishing opportunities that exist during the time of your trip.
- 1 – 2 persons: $530.00
- 3 – 7 persons: $585.00
- 8 – 10 persons: $645.00
Includes pickup at the airport upon arrival and drop-off at the airport or a Vancouver destination upon departure.
Coast Chilliwack Hotel
This full service, pet friendly hotel, is located in the heart of downtown within easy walking distance to restaurants, pubs, grocery stores, and liquor stores. The Coast Chilliwack offers newly renovated elegant lakeside and mountain-view guest rooms with all the in-room amenities you need. After a busy day on the water you can relax in the indoor pool with hot tub and sauna or savor a West Coast inspired dining experience at the hotel’s restaurant, Prestons. The outside patio next to the pond is the place to be after a great day’s fishing. We highly recommend this hotel.
Coast Chilliwack Hotel Prices
- Single Occupancy: $89.00 per night (includes 10% Provincial Hotel Tax)
- Double Occupancy: $99 per night (includes 10% Provincial Hotel Tax)
Breakfast may be included with your stay for an additional $11.00 per person per day (the breakfast is a hot breakfast with eggs, bacon, toast, coffee and juice).
Lunches are available for an additional $15 per person (lunch includes a large sandwich, soft drink juice box, water, fruit, desert square/turnover, and various other snacks to get you through the day).
Notes regarding rates:
- Meals are not included in prices (unless breakfast and lunch are requested)
- All funds are in Canadian dollars
- 5% GST (Goods and Services Tax) has not been included
- Angling licences are not included (should be pre-purchased online at www.fishing.gov.bc.ca prior to charter date)
All reservations must be made with a deposit to confirm your trip. A 50% deposit is requested and can be paid by Visa, Mastercard, Canadian dollar cheque, bank transfer or cash.
Charters booked for August, September and October are not eligible for refund. All other charters are eligible for refund as follows: cancelled 30 days or less before the first day of your trip are not eligible for refund, but you can rearrange your trip for another date, based on availability within that calendar year. Trips cancelled 7 days or less before the first day of the trip are not eligible for refund (November through July). Trips cancelled greater than 30 days prior to the first day of your trip are eligible for a full refund less a 3% service charge.
Fishing seasons will vary slightly from year to year – these are general timings. You will note that some fisheries overlap with others, often providing a combination fishing trip that allows you to try angling for different fish, and utilizing different methods. For instance, it is possible to salmon and sturgeon fish on the same day.
Chinook – (Kings) Late July, through October – bar fishing, late season pulling plugs, spoons.
Coho – (Silvers) late September to early November – fly, spin, or float fishing.
Chum – October and November – fly, spin and float fishing.
Pink – Available early September to early October on odd numbered years (ie. 2017) – flyfishing and spinning on light gear is best!
Steelhead – December through April – fly best in March and April, spin and drift fish December through April.
Sturgeon fishing is our most popular fishing adventure booked by our guests. This is because sturgeon offer unique and incredible sportfishing qualities, grow to immense sizes and sturgeon are in limited locations – only a few rivers on the west coast of North America offer fishable numbers. Our largest sturgeon was captured, tagged and released in August 2006 – it taped 11 feet 3 inches fork length and is estimated at 895 lbs.
The season for sturgeon is generally March through November. We do not offer winter sturgeon fishing as the weather is unpredictable, and cold water temperatures greatly diminish the sturgeon’s sportfishing qualities.
Sturgeon are under catch and release regulations, and are also a species under study. Since 1995, the Ministry of Environment has taken on the task of learning more about the white sturgeon on the Fraser River. Marc Laynes, owner of Cascade Fishing Adventures Inc., participated in the baseline study work of the sturgeon’s population dynamics and spawning locations and habits.
A word about fishing the upper river or canyon – we have been fishing this distant section long before any other guide service on the river. We know this section intimately, and fish it accordingly. We do our best to try and fish this section with every guest booked on a multi-day trip – there is no extra cost to fish the canyon when you book a multi-day fishing package. However, if the river or fishing conditions do not warrant it, we will choose not to fish the upper reaches.
A single day trip to the canyon is a memorable way to fully enjoy the Fraser river sturgeon experience and can be booked anytime during the sturgeon fishing season. Please visit our website at www.cascadefishingadventures.com/complete-fishing-packages
Salmon fishing is very popular. Chinook are our summer fish of choice and are generally available late July through mid October. Coho and chum salmon have become increasingly popular, particularly with the fly fishing angler. Spin and float fishing are also very effective methods for chum and coho.
Pink salmon means it is time to get out (September) and really catch fish. Pinks return to the Fraser River systems by the millions in odd numbered years (next major run is 2017) and offer excellent fishing opportunities with all methods for anglers young and old, regardless of fishing experience!
We do not participate in the sockeye fishery on the Fraser – foul hooking or lining fish (also known locally as “flossing”) is just not our specialty and we do not endorse the methods used in this fishery for any fish, on any rivers.
Cascade Fishing Adventures Inc. has been guiding in the Fraser Valley with its original owner since 1990. This year will be our 27th season! Our business continues to operate with the utmost in integrity and angling values. As a result, Cascade Fishing Adventures enjoys an admirable rate of repeat business and an enviable reputation, locally and internationally. We invite you to ask for our reference list consisting of fishing industry personnel, independent business owners and regularly visiting guests, most of whom are well travelled anglers. You can ask the hard questions, and these people will give you straight answers. We also have many testimonials on our website at www.cascadefishingadventures.com/testimonials
We are an independent company and solely operate under one business name, and one only. We are not part of any guide business group or association.
Our crew is comprised of hand-picked guides who own the necessary positive attributes to be working in this industry – a passion for fishing, the desire to exceed your expectations, a great sense of humor, and a responsible disposition and mannerism that is built on experience and knowledge of the river. Cascade Fishing Adventures’ guides set the standard with their keen and self-motivated nature. They fully understand the commitment you made to get here and will ensure you get the best fishing adventure possible in return.
Contact Cascade Fishing Adventures for current fishing information and to book your fishing adventure holiday at email@example.com or by telephone toll free 1-87-STURGEON (1-877-887-4366). Outside North America: (604) 793-2244.
Thank you again for your interest with fishing with Cascade Fishing Adventures. We look forward to hearing from you in the future and we wish you all the best in your fishing adventures!
Whether you are looking for a day trip fishing or you want to stay longer, we can arrange everything from your pickup at the airport in a limo, to your hotel accommodation and the best guided fishing tours in the Fraser Valley. Please contact Marc or Maggie on Toll Free: 1-877-887-4366 or use our contact form.