If you’ve never fished Fraser River, then you’re missing out on a spectacular experience, but don’t worry, Johnny’s Sport Fishing can help make it right! With Captain John Waring to take you to the best fishing grounds around Chilliwack, you’re in for a great day on the water.

To begin your trip, you will come aboard a 22’ jet boat, with enough space to accommodate up to 5 anglers. You will get to the bite in no time thanks to the 400 HP Chevy engine, and then you have the rest of the trip to focus on fishing. Capt. John will use quality navigational electronics to find fish hideouts and then it’s up to you to cast your line and wait for the bite. Chances are, you won’t wait too long.

Your primary prey on the Fraser River will be White Sturgeon, which happens to be the largest freshwater fish on the continent. Fighting these acrobats is not for the faint-hearted and it requires patience and strength. Your guide will be with you every step of the way until you land your trophy catch, snap a few awesome photos, and release it.

If you prefer going after Salmon, there are several species you can target in the river, but the most frequent catch are Chinook and Coho Salmon. Depending on the time of the year, they can come in impressive sizes. Casting and fishing with jigs are the most productive techniques. Bear in mind that, in certain times of the year, all Salmon species are strictly catch-and-release.

Capt. John will provide all the fishing equipment you need, including Penn and Shimano rods and reels, as well as Accurate reels for Sturgeon fishing. If you’re a fly angler, your guide can bring the fly fishing gear, as well. Before you start your trip, you should buy a fishing licence and stock up on food and drinks.

Johnny’s Sport Fishing has been in business for two decades and that speaks volumes of the quality of their service. Turn to Capt. John when you’re ready for a thrilling and successful day on the Fraser River!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    US $533
    Get a taste of the great fishing Fraser River has to offer on this 4-hour trip. You will chase the legendary White Sturgeon that calls these waters home and different species of Salmon. You will have all the fishing tackle you need on the boat, you only need a valid fishing licence, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    US $685
    A few hours more on the water means more opportunities to land your new personal record. You get 6 hours on Fraser River with an experienced guide that will put you on the bite of colossal White Sturgeon, Coho, and Chinook Salmon. Don't forget your fishing licence and favorite nibbles.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    US $837
    Capt. John personally recommends full day trips for a complete impression of the potential Fraser River has to offer. Whether you're on the lookout for your biggest Sturgeon yet or Salmon species, 8 hours gives you plenty of time to test the bountiful river waters. Pack your fishing licence, drinks, snacks, and lunch, and Capt. John will take care of everything else.
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FAQs about Johnny's Sport Fishing

Johnny's Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $735 per group, additional CA $105 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • CA $945 per group, additional CA $105 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • CA $1,155 per group, additional CA $105 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Johnny's Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Johnny's Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Johnny's Sport Fishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Johnny's Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Johnny's Sport Fishing include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Sturgeon

Meet the Captain

John Waring
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
18 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2019
Are you looking for the ultimate freshwater fishing experience ? Then look no further. Captain John Waring has been providing these experiences for over two decades. He started fishing when he was five years old, and became obsessed. Literally everything he does revolves around fishing and has been a full time Sturgeon guide since 1997. With a wealth of experience and intimate knowledge , Captain John is one of the most consistent producing guides on the Fraser River. With an almost 100 percent success rate , and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere , one can be assured to have the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Captain John has also been proud member of the Sturgeon Conservation society's Tagging Program since 2002. With every fish clients get to participate in scanning , tagging, and recording of data , to help better understand these magnificent creatures .

About this listing

Targeted species

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat specs

Northwest (Jet boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 429HP Chevy engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Bucket list fishing trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on April 4, 2024
Excellent day of fishing. Caught 6 fish on full day trip. Johnny was great with the kids, answered all questions, and provided...
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Michael R.
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Awesome 2 day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 10, 2023
Johnny and the fishing trip were both exceptional.  Fishing was great and the captain was an extraordinary host on the boat. ...
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Adam G.
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4/3/2024 Sturgeon Charter

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on April 3, 2024
Absoluety a fantastic time - Johnny’s an exceptional guide. Put us on 3, 6ft+ fish and enjoyed great conversation along the...
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Todd M.
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Excellent
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 11, 2023
My wife and I had an excellent day of fishing with Johnnys sport fishing. John was very supportive and informative and knew...
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Peter C.
Ashcroft, British Columbia
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6hr trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 13, 2023
Fantastic day out with a top guide. John Waring is brilliant at what he does. We caught salmon then landed 5 of 6 sturgeon...
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