Vancouver Island boasts world-class fishing opportunities, but only when you’ve had a taste of Nootka Sound fishing action, you’ll understand just how good they have it here. Whether it’s a freshwater or saltwater adventure you’re craving, there will be a charter on the sound to take you out and make all your angling dreams come true.
Salmon is the superstar of Nootka Sound, and for good reason, since you can hook a good-sized Chinook Salmon year-round. Other Pacific Salmon species also make their appearance in the summer months when fishing is truly legendary. If you want a change of pace, switch to bottom fishing and you can look forward to fighting top-notch Halibut and Lingcod.
Albacore Tuna are in the neighborhood only for six weeks in late summer, and anglers from all over come here to chase them. When you’re done with fishing, why not try some crabbing and prawning? It’s available all year and can result in many delicious dinners. Passionate freshwater fishermen can go after Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout, as well as Steelhead on the sound’s pristine rivers.
Because fishing is so good, you’ll probably want to spend more than one day on Nootka Sound. That’s why local guides usually offer multi-day trips with lodging and all the fishing gear included in the package. You can spend anywhere from 3–7 days here, enjoying gorgeous nature and even better fishing with your family or fishing buddies. Just pick your guide and fish on!
Rules & Regulations
Bear in mind that you need to buy your own fishing licence ahead of time because Nootka Sound fishing charters don’t provide them. If you’re a non-resident and want to fish for one day, you can buy a one-day fishing licence. Your guide will inform you of daily limits and other fishing regulations you need to follow while you’re on the water.