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FALL SALMON FISHING IN BC

RIVER FISHING FOR SALMON NEAR VANCOUVER

Every Fall salmon begins their migration into the coastal rivers of British Columbia, getting ready to swim upstream and eventually spawn, completing what is arguably one of the most amazing lifecycles of any fish in the world. There is a window of opportunity to fishing sportingly for these fish, and we’re please to offer two unique trips within easy travel from Vancouver. Our BC Fall Salmon Fishing Trips are custom built to fit your schedule and we’ll take care of all the details, we can even pick you up at the Vancouver Airport and have you fishing that day.
The Fall months are one of my favourite times of year and I look forward to welcoming you here to British Columbia to experience the world class  river fishing we enjoy each year on BC’s south coast. We’ve made these trips extra easy to enjoy, no big travel plans, you’ll be fishing wild rivers for salmon within an hour of Vancouver! We have two unique river systems that we offer packages to, so there is something for everyone, from conventional gear anglers to classic fly anglers. Please feel free to send me an email or give me a call and we’ll be happy to get you set up on a seamless Fall salmon fishing trip here in BC.
Yos Gladstone

Owner | Operator | Licensed Guide

WILDERNESS FLY FISHING NORTH OF VANCOUVER

SQUAMISH RIVER SALMON TRIPS

Here’s an unbeatable BC fishing package at will have you fly fishing on the wild Squamish River system north of Vancouver for chum & coho salmon. Packages include transportation from Vancouver and nice hotel accommodations in Squamish, BC. This is the best option for anglers looking for a wilderness experience, with limited crowds, lots of water to fish and the opportunity at fresh fish a few miles from open ocean. For a detailed quote and availability please contact us. Prime dates are early October to mid November. Prices are starting prices in Canadian Dollars based on two people. We also have pricing for solo anglers looking for packages!
  • Two Day / One Night Package

    $825 pp
  • Three Day / Two Night Package

    $1285 pp
  • Four Day / Three Night Package

    $1750 pp

CALL 1-877-902-3393 TO BOOK

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

The Squamish Valley is located about an hour north of Vancouver and is home to a variety of free-flowing rivers that have healthy salmon returns in the Fall months. We’ll pick you up in Vancouver and have you fishing these wild coastal systems for coho and chum salmon. All transportation, guiding, and accommodations are included in these easy to enjoy packages. We use two nice hotels in Squamish for accommodations, putting you about 10 minutes from the river. Have a look at our our full feature with Fishing BC & The Fly Fishing Journal, focused on our Fall fishery on the Squamish River.
Fall salmon fishing on the Squamish River picks up in mid September as the first targetable numbers of fish enter the river system. On odd years (2015, 2017, 2019, etc.) we do have a run of Pink salmon that show up in mid August.  If you’re interested in fishing for chum and coho salmon then you’ll want to plan your trip for late September through until late November. There is also the opportunity to target trout, there are some beautiful rainbows and big bull trout in these waters.
We focus on fishing the sections of river closest to the ocean, targeting clean chrome fish as they come off the saltwater. Chum salmon can be in the 10-20 pound range, when they climb on to the fly their power becomes evident quite quickly!  We recommend the Squamish Fall Salmon Package to people looking for a true wilderness experience on the beautiful coastal rivers of southern British Columbia. We build our packages for flexibility, so please contact us for a detailed quote and include your group size and how many days of fishing and nights accommodation you’d like.

CONVENTIONAL GEAR FISHING EAST OF VANCOUVER

HARRISON RIVER SALMON TRIPS

The Fraser Valley rivers are home to some of the largest salmon runs found anywhere in southwestern BC. This fishery is a convenient 90 minute east of Vancouver, putting you into the heart of the Fraser Valley, fishing for chum, coho and chinook salmon. This is the best option for anglers looking numbers of fish, for specifically targeting chinook (king) salmon or for conventional gear fishing. Day trips are done by jetboat. For a detailed quote and availability please contact us. Prime dates are early October to mid November. Prices are starting prices in Canadian Dollars based on two people. We also have pricing for solo anglers looking for packages!
  • Two Day / One Night Package

    $950 pp
  • Three Day / Two Night Package

    $1475 pp
  • Four Day / Three Night Package

    $1195 pp

CALL 1-877-902-3393 TO BOOK

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

Located to the east of Vancouver is the Harrison River which boasts some of the best Fall salmon fishing in British Columbia. The Harrison River flows from Harrison Lake into the Fraser River and boasts healthy returns of chinook, coho and chum salmon through the late Summer and Fall months. Our Harrison River Fall Salmon Fishing Packages fishing are suited for either conventional gear anglers or fly fishing anglers who are looking for a BC fishing experience packed with action. If you are flying in to Vancouver for this trip we can arrange airport pickup and transportation services, making for a seamless trip.
The main draw on the Harrison River is the healthy returns of chinook (king) salmon that the river welcomes each year.  Chinook salmon can be target from July through late September and range in size from 10 to 40+ pounds. Best targeted by conventional gear fishing, these are big powerful fish that burn up reels and since you’ll be fishing a relative short distance from open ocean, these chinook are in prime mint condition, bright and bold! There are also large runs of chum and coho salmon on the Harrison River, prime time for these fish is late September through late November. Chums salmon range in the 5-20 pound range. Coho, also known as silver salmon, are generally in the 5-12 pound range.
On your package you’ll be staying in the Coast Hotel Chilliwack, a short distance to the Fraser & Harrison rivers. Our guide will pick you up each morning with the jetboat in tow and you’ll have the opportunity to fish different sections of river. We do also offer single guided days on the Harrison and Fraser rivers for salmon fishing and sturgeon fishing. This is a great river system to fish, putting you into the heart of BC’s largest salmon migration route, with nice accommodations and easy travel plans. If you’re excited about this trip, think about combining it with a few days of Fraser River sturgeon fishing, ask us how!

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

We want you to have the best experience with us and know exactly what to expect, here are some answers to the most common questions about our BC Fall Salmon Fishing trips.

How do we get to the rivers we'll be fishing?

That’s easy. For our Squamish River fishing we can pick you up in Vancouver or even at the airport. For our Harrison River fishing you can rent a car and drive to Chilliwack BC or we can arrange for pickup in Vancouver and transportation.

 

How do I get a fishing license?

Once you book your trip we’ll send you a full reservation confirmation with a link to purchase your fishing license online.

 

Can I take my fish home?

Depending on seasonal openings you may be able to retain fish on the Harrison and Fraser rivers. Squamish River salmon fishing is a catch and release program.

What's the weather like?

Generally September and October are pleasant, in the 10-20 degree range. November does cool down, into the 5-12 degree range.  It is BC so you can always count on rain in the Fall months. We’ll send you a list of what to pack upon booking.

Are there bears!?!

On rare occasion we see black bears and on very very rare occasion we see grizzly bears on the Squamish River. Nothing to worry about, seeing one is a treat!

What gear do I need?

Waders, boots, rods, reels and flies are all available at a $39 CAD rate per day for rentals. We suggest using our gear, as it is perfected to the area and our fishery, but you are also more than welcome to bring your own. For fly anglers we generally fish 2 handed rods (7-9 weights) in the 11.5-13.0 foot range with Skagit style lines for throwing heavier sink tips and heavier flies. If you’d like more details simply let us know, we’re happy to provide a detailed gear list for Fall salmon fishing.

“Just finished fishing for chum and silver salmon with Paul and Yos on the Squamish River for the past four days. Both are excellent guides who I’d 100% recommend fishing with if you are visiting British Columbia.”
CHRIS PRATT 
ORLANDO, FLORIDA

 

“Yos and his team of guides treated us like gold. We had two epic days on the river, and caught a ton of fish. The Chromer team runs a first class outfit with super experienced and knowledgeable guides, and excellent communication every step of the way; from booking, leading up to the event, and during. I can honestly say it was the most positive fishing experience in my life, and our entire group of newbies are hooked for life on spey casting!”
ANDREW HORTON
VANCOUVER, BC

 

“The perfect trip, couldn’t have asked for better guides or fishing, thank you!”
ANDERS A
ODENSE, DENMARK

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Getting started planning a trip is easy, simply fill out our online contact form or call our office toll-free 1-877-902-3393.  We’ll get back to you right away with seasonal availability and specific pricing. We look forward to earning your business, thank you.