Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures

If fishing in Chilliwack is on your bucket list, look no further than Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures. Your guide for the day is Captain Mark, giving you access to years of local experience.

Species like Sturgeon, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Pink Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, and more are in the cards, depending on the time of year. During the trip, you might be fishing with heavy tackle, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures welcomes kids aboard, so the whole family can come and unplug for the day! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise you should bring your own. Customers are encouraged to bring snacks!

Your vessel for the day is a 24’ North River jet boat with space for 5 passengers. It has all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. Capt. Mark will provide rods and reels for you.

You will need to buy a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species may be off-limits or require a special tag, so make sure you know what to expect.

Some essentials to bring are sunglasses, sunblock (non-spray), bottled water, and a hat. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

You could keep reading this, but wouldn’t you rather be fishing with Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $598
    Half day trips are best for those who are on the go, best suited for a quick day on the river. This trip is best for an evening to wind down your day or a winter day when it’s chilly out.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $762
    These trips are by far the most popular. A good solid day on the water , plenty of time for travel and shore time if needed. There is enough time to target a second species after checking off the first ones from the list.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Sturgeon
    Sturgeon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Sockeye)
    Sockeye Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
    Salmon (Chum)
    Chum Salmon
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 12, 2024
Having two sturgeon on at the same time with my granddaughter and landing both was a highlight and credit to Mark’s experience.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 4, 2024
Capt mark was great and put us on some 8 footers. Its a blast. Seeing these dinosaurs. Defineitely should b on every anglers...
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FAQs about Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures

Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $775 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • CA $950 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder Helix 12 mega si
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (All fishing related items are supplied )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Retained fish are cleaned and bagged whole)

Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (I fish the Fraser River and local tributaries )

Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures offers the following fishing technique:
  • Heavy Tackle (Custom heavy rods with Penn fathom reels)

Top targeted fish species with Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)
  • Sturgeon

Meet the Captain

Mark Wilken
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
2 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2024
Benefit from Capt. Mark's extensive knowledge of the local fishing areas and ensure a memorable fishing trip for your group in Chilliwack. Using and other techniques, you'll have a chance to catch Sturgeon, Sockeye Salmon and Coho Salmon. The only way to learn is to join them on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

North River (Jet boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 400HP Marine Power engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
I fish the Fraser River and local tributaries

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Custom heavy rods with Penn fathom reels

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Helix 12 mega si
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
All fishing related items are supplied
Catch cleaning & filleting
Retained fish are cleaned and bagged whole

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
Salmon may be kept only when open for retention
Catch and Release Mandatory
Sturgeon fishing is 100% catch and release

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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