Steelhead Fishing Vancouver Island

2043 Mable Road
Shawnigan Lake BC, Canada

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About this listing

Boat Specs
14 ft
2 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
cowichan,san juan, harris creek ,gordon and caycuse
Lake Fishing
lois lake wild deer lake
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Join us as we drift miles of the beautiful Cowichan river on Vancouver island BC! Capt. Alex operates 14 ft self bailing whitewater rafts with fishing frames to give you the best experience possible.. He uses the best rods and reels on the market but feel free to bring your own as you fish for Salmon, Steelhead and Trout. Alex also offers hiking fishing trips for those who are up for the adventure of hiking and climbing into these very remote but beautiful Vancouver streams.

Specializing in fly and gear fishing, whichever you prefer, Vancouver’s winter season runs from December through April, peeking in February and March… If drifting is not your thing you can always hike through the majestic rainforest and fish the very remote but productive pools teaming with summer and winter run Steelhead.

Vancouver island is world famous for having great Steelhead runs returning to their home rivers year after year, with fish upwards of 20 lbs or bigger being caught. You might also get a chance to see other wildlife on your trip as there is an abundance of deer, bear, wolves and eagles that use these water ways to feed. So book with us today and have a fishing trip you wont forget.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
i use the sun to get us home
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
i use the sun to get us home
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Strict

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Check, Bank Transfer.

About the Company

Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Member since December 2015
I've been Salmon, Trout and Steelhead fishing for as long as i can remember. I grew up on Vancouver island learning techniques to catch these trophy fish and want to share my knowledge with others.
Response time: 17 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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I took a half day drift with Alex at the end of December 2015 and it was a great day.  The sun was shining, the fish were biting and he was a wonderful guide. He really understands the behaviour of the fish and flow of the river so can get you into the high action spots. He knows every nook and cranny of the cowichan river! There were a few other people steelhead fishing the river that day and they got skunked but we were able to hook a few. It’s too bad my technique needs a bit more work, but he was a great coach and really helped me not just catch the amazing Vancouver Island Steelhead but also understand them a little better. I had an absolute blast and we shared lots of laughs and good conversation. The charter was adventurous but relaxed and fun. I can’t say enough about it and would recommend to anyone to spend the day fishing with this great guy.

Kristie Eccleston • Fished Dec 28, 2015
iGuideBC (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 15, 2016

Thanks for the great time and laughs. It was a true treat guiding you and look forward to seeing you again.

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Fishing Reports

Salmon on the fly

October 07, 2016

Well now that the cowichan river is open for business. We are back fishing for fall salmon the coho are in this is a great time to get out on the water this is a catch and release fisherie… Read Full Report →


  • 2043 Mable Road, Shawnigan Lake
    BC V0R 2W3, Canada