When you’re in the mood for a Salmon fishing adventure, Rocknreel Fishing will know exactly where to take you! Team up with Captain Greg Ettles and he’ll show you just how fun and productive fishing can be in Vancouver, BC.

Join him on the “Rocknreel” – a 28’ Grady White sport fisher with twin 250 HP Yamaha engines and plenty of room to accommodate up to 6 anglers. There are quality navigational electronics to help you stay on the fish’s hot trail, and you’ll have top-of-the-line Islander reels and Shimano rods to get your catch into the boat. There’s a private toilet on board, so you’ll travel in full comfort.

You will be trolling for 5 different species of Salmon that call these waters home, and it could take up to 30 minutes to get to the best bite of the day. When you do, Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Chum, and Pink Salmon are all there for the taking, the only question is which one will be the hungriest.

There’s an assortment of lures you can use to attract the fish’s attention. After the trip, Capt. Greg will clean and fillet everything you caught so that you can serve it for your next meal.

Rocknreel Fishing welcomes aboard all levels of anglers, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a pro fisherman, you’re going to have a good time. Prepare your favourite snacks, drinks, and food and leave everything else in Capt. Greg’s capable hands!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $787
    These full day expeditions will get you out to the fish during the most favourable tides of the day. You'll cast your line anywhere from 3–20 miles from the dock, depending on the time of year and where the fish are. This is a great opportunity to see what Vancouver Salmon fishing has to offer and come home with a cooler full of delicious fish fillets.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $525
    Join Capt. Greg on this 5-hour morning trip to catch your limit of Salmon. From April to October, you can reel in Coho, Pink, Chinook, Chum, and Sockeye Salmon on the bountiful waters around North Vancouver, and with a skilled guide by your side, you're in for some serious fishing action. Don't forget to pack some refreshments and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $525
    When you book this afternoon trip, you get 5 hours on the water, from dock to dock. It will take up to half an hour to get to the fishing spots, and then it's time to fish for Chinook, Coho, Chum, Pink, and Sockeye Salmon. Bring some drinks and snacks to keep your energy up.
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About the Captain

Greg Ettles
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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8 Customer Reviews
Response time 11 hours
Member since April 2019
Captain Greg Ettles has spent most of his life fishing, and becoming a captain came naturally to him, so 18 years ago, he decided to dedicate all his time to doing what he loves. Along with Capt. Paul, Greg runs Salmon fishing trips out of North Vancouver, where he gets to put his experience to great use every day.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Chum) Chum Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon

Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon

Boat Specs

Grady White Sailfish (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Refrigerator
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Kendall K.
Surrey, British Columbia
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Fishing with Greg

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 29, 2021
Great day, caught a keeper lost a few to seals but overall a great experience! Best views I’ve ever seen and captain Paul...
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Robert M.
North Vancouver, British Columbia
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 23, 2021
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Tyler S.
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Half Day with Captain Paul

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 16, 2019
We had a fantastic time on the water with Captain Paul. The views were worth the price alone! We hit a slow patch and he called...
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 2, 2019
Great laid back afternoon. Fishing was good landed a few including this one over 20 and lost another same size right beside...
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Alnashir A.
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 11, 2020
Experience was great, caught five fish and half a dozen crabs….However had to release all due to size and species…..Will...
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FAQs about Rocknreel Fishing

Rocknreel Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $600 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • CA $600 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • CA $925 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Rocknreel Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Rocknreel Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Islander reels and Shimano rods)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Rocknreel Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Rocknreel Fishing offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Rocknreel Fishing include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)