Welcome to Powell River SportFishing. Our company specializes in salmon fishing charters on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. The calm protected waters around Powell River provide year round salmon fishing, marine wildlife sightings, and beautiful scenery. A fishing trip to Powell River is an affordable option for all anglers, without compromising quality or fishing. With ample options for accommodations, from Air BnB rentals to area hotels, you can come fishing on BC’s beautiful Sunshine Coast and enjoy relaxing affordable vacation.

Our fishing grounds are all within close proximity of the marina meaning more time spent fishing and less time travelling to the hot spot. We enjoy a long season of salmon fishing in Powell River, with nearly year-round saltwater salmon fishing opportunities for our guest. With a lifetime of experience in the area and a strong passion for salmon fishing, I take great pride in giving the best experience possible to my guests.

Dean McLaren

Owner of Powell River Sport Fishing



Prime time salmon fishing in the Powell River area begins in mid May each year and carries through all Summer, well into September. Summer months will find you fishing the glass calm waters within short distance of the boat moorage in Powell River. No long runs here, this protected area of BC’s Sunshine Coast is unmatched anywhere else in BC. Chinook Salmon in the 10-25 pound range and feisty Coho to 12 pounds migrate through our waters and hang around to feed on the abundant herring stocks our fishing grounds offer. Planning a Powell River salmon fishing trip is easy, knowing that through the Summer months fishing will be good and water conditions pleasant.
As the local Powell River salmon fishery moves into the Wintering months Powell River Sportfishing still offers charters, no slowing down and as we roll into November, winter fishing season sets up. Feeder Chinook up to 15 lbs can be found in good numbers through the winter months on the Sunshine Coast, with consistent fishing all the way into April. This can be fast paced fishing at times with lots of reeling to keep your fingers warm during a cold day! For an up to date Powell River fishing report feel free to send us an email and we’ll be happy to let you know what’s happening.



Powell River SportFishing operates out of the Beach Gardens Resort and Marina in Powell River BC. Our town sits at the top of the Sunshine Coast, 109 miles north of Vancouver. Powell River offers full services to the traveller, lots of accommodations, restaurants and other activities to enjoy.
Getting to Powell River from Vancouver is relatively easy. There are daily flights from Vancouver to Powell River offered by Pacific Coastal Airlines. Flying time is just about 35 minutes, making for extra convenient travel from Vancouver. BC Ferries also services the Sunshine Coast, a scenic two sailing trip will land you in Powell River if you’re planning on driving.



Enjoy a comfortable day aboard our fully equipped 21 foot sport fishing boat. We’re moored at the Beach Gardens Resort & Marina, located right in Powell River. We are Transport Canada Approved and fully insured. You’ll be fishing with top of the line meticulously maintained gear to make your fishing experience comfortable and enjoyable.
Our boat has a capacity of up to three (3) people, and we offer both half-day and full-day fishing charters. Half day charters are perfect for fishing locally but full-day charters give us the ability to run a little further and explore some of the other fishing grounds of the Sunshine Coast. Regardless of your experience level, our pro guide team, will ensure you have a safe and fun day fishing in Powell River.
For charter availability and pricing please use any of the contact forms on this page or send us an email, we look forward to having you come experience this special part of BC’s southern coast.

“We booked a trip last minute to go out with Dean on the weekend and lucky for us he was able to fit us in, Dean is a fantastic guy and a great fishing guide we all had a awesome trip out and caught a ton of fish! We are looking forward to many more trips out with Dean whenever we visit Powell river.”

Chris B – Kelowna, BC

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We make planning a Sunshine Coast fishing charter easy, simply fill out the online contact form or call Powell River Sport Fishing in Powell River BC at 1-604-223-5394. They will get back to you right away with seasonal availability and specific pricing. Please let them know you found them through Chromer Sport Fishing, thank you!

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