iGuideBC Steelhead Fishing

Join iGuideBC and drift miles of the beautiful Cowichan river on Vancouver island BC. Vancouver island is world famous for having great Steelhead runs as these fish return to their home rivers year after year, with fish upwards of 20 lbs or bigger being caught on a regular basis.

Capt. Alex runs his Steelhead fishing trips aboard 14 ft self bailing whitewater rafts that are fitted with fishing frames to give you the most enjoyable and successful experience possible. Top of the range rods and reels are supplied as part of the price of the fishing trip, 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 conventional fishing, whichever you prefer, Alex will show you the best spots to hook the area’s bountiful fish,

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 waterways to feed. So book with us today and have a fishing trip you won’t forget.

Vancouver’s winter season runs from December through April, peaking in February and March.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Cowichan River Drift
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $303
    up to 2 persons
    Drift fishing the famous Cowichan river for winter run Steelhead. Book today and catch the fish of your dreams!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Cowichan River Drift
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $189
    up to 2 persons
    If a full day's fishing is a bit much for you, join us for a half day while we drift the most productive spots that hold fish and enjoy the scenic trip down the famous Cowichan River.
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About the Charter Operator

iGuideBC fishing co
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
15 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 17 hours
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook)

Boat Specs

NRS Outlaw (Other) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 1HP oar powered engine.

Length
14 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
GPS
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
4.89
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An awesome adventure
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3
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Kristie E.
Duncan, British Columbia
 5.00
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An awesome adventure

December 28, 2015
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...
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Colleen C.
Duncan, British Columbia
 4.67
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Great time - learnt a lot and caught fish

VERIFIED   May 23, 2018
Alex is a terrific guide who knows the Cowichan River like the back of his hand and just loves fishing. Caught brown...
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Earl B.
Surrey, British Columbia
 5.00
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Half day trip with Alex.

VERIFIED   November 14, 2017
Had a great time. Learned some great fishing techniques and caught some fish!
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