Just Add Water Fishing Charters

Just Add Water Fishing Charters offers a year-round fishing adventure out of Richmond, BC. Join Captain Rick, who’s been fishing these waters his whole life. He followed his father’s footsteps and knows all there is about the tides, fish movements, and best techniques that work on these fish.

The vessel “Mocean” is a 22’ Hewescraft boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. The boat is deep cleaned after every trip, which is why the captain limits his trips to 1 per day - this way he has enough time to clean and air out. The electronics, high output, quick retrieve downriggers are made by Scotty in Victoria BC. You’ll also find safety gear on the boat, with life vests in all sizes and very comfortable to wear.

All fishing equipment is supplied by the captain and included in the price. He uses only top of the line rods and reels - Islander MR 2’s reels, and the "Sage" rods. In case you’re new to sportfishing, the captain will give you instructions at the beginning of the trip, so you’ll quickly learn to use it.

By using trolling, drift fishing, and bottom fishing, you’ll target a variety of fish species of the area, most notably Chinook Salmon, Halibut, and Lingcod. Not only will the captain let you keep the catch, but he’ll also clean and bag it for you free of charge.

Fresh bottled drinking water will be supplied on every trip. You only need to pack some snacks and purchase your fishing license and a Salmon Conservation tag.

Join Just Add Water Fishing Charters for a great day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,049
    Target Salmon, Halibut, and Lingcod with an experienced captain. You can also drop Crab traps on this trip. All fishing equipment is covered, so you only need to get your license, a Salmon conservation tag, and pack some snacks.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $807
    Drop Crab traps at the beginning of the trip and sail off to catch Halibut, Salmon, and Lingcod. Your captain will prepare top-notch fishing equipment and bottled water, which means you only need to bring some snacks and prepare your licenses.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $589
    This short trip still gives you enough time to catch tasty Chinook Salmon, Lingcod, and Halibut. This is a great opportunity for all novices to spend a few hours on the boat and learn the basics. You get to keep the catch, and the captain will clean it for you free of charge.

About the Captain

Rick Mattson
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since August 2020
My father was a fisherman, so I guess it was in the blood for me to be one. I believe if he was a golfer or a tennis player, I would have grown up and been a golfer or a tennis player.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat Specs

Hewescraft (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Angie B.
Calgary, AB
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 5, 2021
Captain Rick was super knowledgeable and friendly! Learned a lot and had so much fun :) highly recommend!!
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Sandra S.
New Westminster, British Columbia
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Thank you Captain Rick

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on March 17, 2021
Our family went out for an 8 hour trip with Captain Rick and it was amazing trip! This was our first time ocean fishing....
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Bellingham, WA
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Great Day!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on September 4, 2020
Great fishing! 3 wild chinook 20, 18 and a 11 pounder!  Caught another one that was too smallI and 3 other hits! I tried to...
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Aldergrove, British Columbia
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 24, 2020
Fishing was slow but we did manage to limit out on some beautiful Dungeness 🦀 crabs!
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Jim D.
Abbotsford, BC
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on October 25, 2020
Captain Rick was great. Friendly and knowledgeable. Set crab traps, prawn then went fishing. Had a great day.
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FAQs about Just Add Water Fishing Charters

Just Add Water Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $730 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • CA $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • CA $1,300 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Just Add Water Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (The boat has 2 Garmin Chartplotters and radar)
  • Fishfinder (2 Garmin Fishfinders)
  • Live Bait Well (Equipped with a live well and fish well)
  • Ice Box (A Yeti cooler sits on the swim grid)

Trips booked with Just Add Water Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (all top of the line)
  • Lures ( different styles to lure the fish to bite)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (bagged for easy transport to your home)
  • Drinks (sealed bottled water)

Just Add Water Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Just Add Water Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Just Add Water Fishing Charters include:
  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon (Chinook)