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FULL DAYS OF GUIDED FISHING WITH ACCOMMODATION ON VANCOUVER ISLAND.
The winter-runs of steelhead on Vancouver Island have long been the focus of serious anglers in search of fishing opportunities during BC’s winter months. Chromer represents a variety of Vancouver Island’s top steelhead guides, giving you access to all the top Island rivers including the Gold, Nimpkish and Salmon. We’ve packages these day trips with accommodations in Campbell River, Port Hardy and Port McNeill. Package prices below are based on two anglers, if you are a solo or looking simply for a guided day trip let us know, we can certainly look after you. Packages offered late November to early April.
“The organization was impeccable and made it the easiest trip to get ready for and enjoy. I would thoroughly recommend Chromer Sport Fishing to anyone wanting the fishing trip of a lifetime.”
Andrew – Vancouver, BC
We’ve combo’ed these steelhead trips with accommodations throughout Vancouver Island. There are small towns that dot the east and northern coasts of Vancouver Island, including the towns of Nanaimo, Campbell River, Port McNeill and Port Hardy. We use a variety of hotels at each destination, making it easy for you to show up, drop your bags and go swing flies. The most central location is Campbell River, located about 4-5 hours from Vancouver. This is where we generally recommend our guests to stay, making for close access to the Gold and Salmon rivers and a doable drive to the Nimpkish River on Vancouver Island’s northern region. When you inquire let us know what type of hotel accommodations you’d like or need and we’ll send you some options.
These steelhead packages are offered from late November to early April each winter season. Getting to Vancouver Island is relatively easy, you can fly but most people opt to drive from Vancouver, using the ferry service from BC Ferries. The ferry ride is 1.5-2 hours and vehicles are permitted. Once you arrive on Vancouver Island the town of Campbell River, where the Gold River trips originate from is only about a 1.5 hour drive. Port McNeill, where the Nimpkish River trips originate from, is a bit further, with a 4 hour drive. Upon booking your trip we’ll send you all the travel information, what to bring and will organize for a pickup on your arrival in Sandspit. We’ll also send you information on fishing licenses, a detailed steelhead gear guide and are always here to assist in travel plans. All reasons why we are the trusted source for fishing in BC, you can depend on a full-service trip when you book with us.
The crew at Chromer has spent a lot of time fishing the winter steelhead of Vancouver Island. Some of our trips have been epic, with preferred conditions and strong runs of winter steelies. Other trips have been tough, with low water conditions due to cold weather. Like with all our winter river fisheries it has to all do with timing and hitting it right, and that can be hard to do. If you’re serious about a Vancouver Island winter steelhead trip we’d suggest you give us a call so we can run through the options and the pros and cons of each with you prior to making any decisions.
Nothing beats local knowledge and at Chromer Sport Fishing we’ve built our reputation on it. Comprised of experienced steelhead guides, our staff is here to ensure you have a first class seamless angling experience here in British Columbia. We offer prime dates, unparalleled service, honest local insight and the finest network of guides and lodges, so you can always book with confidence. Have a look at what our clients say about their experiences with us.