Vancouver Island Steelhead Tour

Fish Vancouver Island’s Most Famous Rivers for Winter Steelhead

Chase chrome bright winter steelhead on Vancouver Island with the Island’s hottest guides on this steelheading dream trip. Fish the famous Gold River and others on central and northern Vancouver Island. A fully hosted, totally exclusive Chromer steelhead fishing adventure!

 

 

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This is  unique winter-steelhead fishing package that is only offered by Chromer Sport Fishing. A trip for the serious steelhead angler who is looking to explore the steelhead fisheries of Vancouver Island. Prices below are starting prices for packages based on a group of two. For a detailed quote, a customized itinerary or for more information please contact us.

Four Day Steelhead Tour $3450 CDN per person 
Four Days Fishing / Four Nights Accommodation 
Five Day Steelhead Tour $4075 CDN per person
Five Days Fishing / Five Nights Accommodation 
Six Day Steelhead Tour $4800 CDN per person
Six Days Fishing / Six Nights Accommodation 



Trips Include:  Full-days of guided steelhead fishing on the Vancouver Island rivers of your choosing. Hotel accommodations based on double occupancy in Campbell River and Port McNeill. All ground transportation from Vancouver.
Not Included: HST Tax 12%. Fishing licenses. Gratuities. Incidentals. Meals.
Dates: Early January to late April.

Travel Details

Chromer Sport Fishing specializes in assembling the perfected British Columbia fishing trip and with our Vancouver Island Steelhead Tours we make sure every aspect of your adventure is completely accounted for. Each tour is designed for you and your group to maximize fishing and minimize travel headaches. Here are a few tour details…

Ground Transportation: From the minute you land in British Columbia all ground transportation is included. We’ll pick you up at the airport, get you on the ferry to Vancouver and worry about all the driving. This means you can sit back, relax and enjoy the fishing. Our tour truck is a spacious four-door Ford F-150 pickup truck with lots of secure storage.

Route: We travel aboard BC Ferries from the mainland (Vancouver) to Vancouver Island. This is a two hour sailing across scenic Georgia Straight. We then travel north, spending the first portion on the Gold River on central Vancouver Island and then drive further north to the Nimpkish and northern Island rivers.

Accommodations: With limited options of quality accommodations on the northern reaches of Vancouver Island we’ve come up with the best possible hotels for your trip that will keep you comfortable and warm after chilly days on the river.

 

Fishing the Gold River

The Gold River, located on central Vancouver Island, is easily one of British Columbia’s most famous winter steelhead fisheries.

Fishing on the Gold can yield huge rewards for anglers willing to brave a bit of the cold and wet that winters on Vancouver Island bring.  Gold River steelhead can reach upwards of 25 pounds although most are in the 10-15 pound range.

The Gold River is a gorgeous river with plenty of structure, deep pools and bouldery riffles. The geography of the rivers and the spots its fish hold makes its great fishery for conventional gear anglers. When fishing the Gold River you’ll be with our guide Curtis Smith floating various sections of the river aboard his raft.

Fishing Northern Vancouver Island

Northern Vancouver Island boasts a variety of different winter steelhead rivers. These are remote wild rivers that see very little pressure and who are home to some of the most beautiful button-nosed ocean going steelhead in the world.

The jewel of the north is the Nimpkish River. This is an easy wading river that you’ll drift while on the northern leg of our Winter Steelhead Tour. The Nimpkish flows through a snow crested valley and is definitely the most fly angler friendly river on Vancouver Island.

Other steelhead rivers you’ll have guided access to on Vancouver Island’s northern region include the Salmon River and the Marble River. Depending on timing and river conditions you may fish one or all of these rivers.

PACKAGE ACCOMMODATIONS

While on tour on Vancouver Island you’ll be staying in the towns of Campbell River and Port McNeill. Both offer limited accommodations but we’ve secured the best options to ensure you have a great place to rest your head at the end of each day. In Campbell River you’ll stay at the Coast Hotel (pictured above) in Campbell River’s marina district and in Port McNeill we use the Black Bear Resort for our guests.

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