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OUR TEAM | BC FISHING GUIDES

THE CREW OF BC FISHING  AT CHROMER SPORT FISHING

Our team is made up of working BC fishing guides, dedicated to bringing you the best British Columbia fishing trips. We have a network of over 30 fishing destinations in BC that we work with year-round.  Here is a bit of info on the core members that make up Chromer Sport Fishing…

BC Fishing Guide Yos Gladstone

YOS GLADSTONE

Having guided extensively throughout British Columbia Yos developed Chromer as a way to showcase all the be fishing opportunities he was experiencing in BC. He is a licensed steelhead fishing guide on the coastal rivers of southern BC in the winter and spring months. During the summer season he spends his time at Langara Island as part of an elite team of saltwater fishing guides and in the fall the can be found hosting Chromer’s steelhead trips in northern BC.  Yos is a proud Simms Fishing Ambassador, a lifetime member of the Steelhead Society of British Columbia and he also spent 9 years as a paid-on-call firefighter in Whistler, BC.

BC Fishing Guide Justin Berry

JUSTIN BERRY

Heading up the Chromer’s British Columbia steelhead operations is Justin Berry.  A full-time guide Justin brings a well-rounded extensive knowledge of BC steelhead fishing having spent many summers guiding on the famed Dean River on BC’s central coast and fall months on the Skeena River in BC’s north.  A well-rounded traveller, fine fly-tyer, accomplished caster and all-round nice guy, Justin brings his enthusiasm to all of Chromer’s trips. His BC steelhead expertise ensures anglers like you experience the best possible fishing with the the BC fishing guides.

British Columbia Fishing Guide Tommy Thomson

TOMMY THOMSON

During the during the winter and fall months Tommy hosts and guides many of our steelhead trips. In the summer he is salmon guiding with Yos at Langara Island. He has come by his nickname, “Tommy Tyee” honestly, a big fish magnet that has released several chinook salmon over 70 pounds! One of those guys who seems to know where they live and has a cutplug that rolls just a little better than everyone else’s. Easily one the friendliest, most enthusiastic and fishiest guys one would want to fish with, we’re lucky to have him on staff. When he’s not grinding out big days on the water Tommy likes to travel, surf and shred the steep-n-deep champagne powder on BC’s mountains.

TIM ARSENAULT

Tim is one of the most respected spey casting instructors in Canada. You’ll find Tim hosting our Spey Improvement Week each Spring. You can also find him working at Michael & Young Flyshop.

NEIL GOODWIN

Neil is the owner/operator of our Haida Gwaii West lodge location. Neil is an accomplished captain, having salmon guided on the British Columbia coast over the past 20 years.

BRIAN NISKA

Brian has nearly thirty years of fly fishing experience and has been  guiding in BC for the past twenty years. Brian has contributed to rod & line design, guided extensively and is regarded as one of Canada’s top spey casting instuctors.  He is certified as a Master Casting Instructor and Two Handed Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers.

LOGAN WILKINS

Logan is one of our guides in Whistler, BC, taking care of clients on trout and steelhead trips. Logan has a long history of guiding in the Sea to Sky area as well as steelhead guiding in northern BC on the Babine River.

TODD SCHARF

Another one of our favourite steelhead guides is Todd Scharf who operates out of Terrace on the Skeena River. Todd is a tireless guide who has immense local knowledge. He is also a hell of a fly tier and the Simms Fishing rep for western Canada.

DAVE WARD

Wardo runs our guided Tofino salmon fishing charters. He’s a great guy who really takes care of all our guests going to Tofino to fish.

CJ JARVIS

CJ guides at Langara Island during the summer months and on the Morice River during the Fall steelhead season. When not guiding CJ you can find CJ braving big swells in search of surf in Haida Gwaii.

DEREK BOTCHFORD

Derek keeps busy nearly all year long chasing steelhead in British Columbia. Through the winter months he is on Haida Gwaii steelhead guiding on the Yakoun River. In the Fall he is running operation on the famed Bulkley River.

Marc Laynes

With us from the beginning, Marc and his crew are some of the most experienced sturgeon fishing guides on the Fraser River. We get nothing but the highest reviews from everyone that fishes with Marc and love being able to offer people first-class sturgeon trips with him.

PAT BEAHAN

Good luck trying to find a bigger fishing maniac than little Patty. With the energy of 10 men Pat is easily one of our most popular guides, splitting his time guiding on the Bulkley and Squamish rivers.

JASON ASSONITIS

Jay runs all of our Vancouver salmon fishing charters along with his partner Jeff Copeland. These two guys are easily the most respected salmon fishing guides in Vancouver with a wealth of local knowledge and a stunning fleet of boats to get you to the best spots in style.

JOSH TEMPLE

Having recently spent time guiding out of Mexico Josh has fished all over the world. He ran the winning boat in the 2012 Bisbee Marlin Tournament and he spends his Fall months chasing monster tuna off of the eastern Canada coast. In the summers Josh is based in Tofino.

Tom McHugh

Tom is our main fly fishing guide for our trips out of Vancouver. His easy going personality has made him an instant guest favourite. An incredible fly tier and passionate angler, we’re lucky to have him onboard.

SCOTT BAKER-MCGARVA

Scott is a life-long fishing addict with decades of both sport fishing retail and guiding experience in saltwater, tropical, and freshwater environments. You’ll fish with Scott is on our Dean River trips where he is head guide as well as on the Bulkley & Morice rivers where he guides during the fall months.

KEVIN ESTRADA

Kevin “Sturgeon Slayer” Estrada guides our sturgeon trips on the upper Fraser River. A masterful jet boater and extremely knowledgeable sturgeon guide, Kevin is known for putting our guests on big fish.

Larry Webber

Leisure Suit Larry runs our Port Hardy salmon fishing trips in the summer months and is busy steelhead guiding during the winter on northern Vancouver Island. A local guy with local knowledge and a love for fishing, Larry has proven himself as a consistent favourite with our guests.

STEVE McPHAIL

Steve is an old friend of ours, we used to guide together in Whistler back in the day. Since then Steve has worked hard to build a unique steelhead operation on the Nass River in remote northern British Columbia

PAUL SAMYCIA

Owner of the local Fernie fly shop and full time guide Paul is the go to for fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains and on the Elk River. He runs a superb operation with a first-class crew of guides.