Tiderunner Sportfishing

Member since July 2016

Richmond, Canada

Background
Captain Chris Heatley grew up on the West Coast in Powell River, where he started fishing with his dad as soon as he could hold a rod. As a keen outdoorsman and fisherman, he has a great respect and love for the water and enjoys passing on his knowledge and experience to everyone that steps aboard his boat.
Techniques
Downrigger trolling, spoons, bait. Jigging

Tiderunner Sportfishing

Richmond, Canada
Background
Captain Chris Heatley grew up on the West Coast in Powell River, where he started fishing with his dad as soon as he could hold a rod. As a keen outdoorsman and fisherman, he has a great respect and love for the water and enjoys passing on his knowledge and experience to everyone that steps aboard his boat.
Techniques
Downrigger trolling, spoons, bait. Jigging

Our Charter Listings

 
Richmond
trips from
US$ 583

Fishing Reports

Absolutely phenomenal Chinook fishing!

August 24, 2017

The Fraser forshore is on fire. Every single day is a battle to get the gear in the water fast enough, with every flood tide filled with endless 13-19lb Chinook, with many in the 20-28lb range. This Captain has… Read Full Report →


August fishing has arrived!

July 27, 2017

After a slow couple of weeks, the Fraser River salmon are starting to arrive in local waters. July 29 delivered steady action with several salmon on each tide, including an amazing 20 pound Chinook, which fought as hard as… Read Full Report →


Early summer salmon

July 01, 2017

Fishing around the lower mainland is slow this week, so the hunt has expanded further into local waters. After several exploratory excursions into the classic local fishing grounds I have successfully located a productive area. Today we managed non… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.70 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 23, 2017

Chris went well above and beyond what was expected on this trip.  Had fun and will definitely be booking with Chris again in the future

Fished September 2017

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Tiderunner Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Thanks Jody, I definitely had a great day out with the guys, and I always enjoy the opportunity to fish with such an experienced guide as a guest!  Always lots to learn!

Went fishing on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, August 21, 2017

We managed to book this trip on short notice, very efficiently, on Friday afternoon for Monday morning. Took us some time to get from marine to the fishing point, but was well worth as my 2 children caught huge Chinook each and my wife just a bit smaller Coho. Captain was friendly, knowledgeable and shared that knowledge with us.
Trip was huge success and all of us really enjoyed it. We already planing next one.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, August 25, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 29, 2017

This is my first time hooking any kind of fish. Using a fishing line, I’ve only ever caught 2 crabs. Chris is an experienced guy, knew what he was doing and is friends with other fishermen on the water. Fishing is really what Chris enjoys doing and it shows. He is an interpersonal guy, professional, and caters to all crowds - from families to guys just looking to have a good time.

When we went out, our chances for a catch was slim (nothing was pulled out for quite some time). However, as luck (and skill of course) would have it, we got 4 bites! All the other boats out on the water were quiet too. Needless to say, when it was my turn, I was excited and had just an inkling of what to do. With some guidance from Chris and his expert manervouring and netting skills, I wrangled in a 20 lber chinook! First fish ever! This trip out totally pumped Chris (and all of us) up. Highly recommend him.
PS. I hurled shortly after the catch. Never gonna forget it. Also, the other 2 bites, one was too small and the other got away, hence 2 chinooks in the photos.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, August 25, 2017

Captain Chris is an excellent guide. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. He took my family out for ocean fishing for the very first time. He was patient with my son and daughter.
We had a afternoon trip scheduled but Captin Chris knew the fish would be hitting at the end of our trip, he asked if we could start fishing at 2:00 so our chances of landing the fish would be greater.  The fishing was a little slow at first, but the Captain knew when the bite was going to start and stated a time the fishing would likely pick up. There was a fish on the line within the time he called! 
We took home 3 King Salmon over 15 lbs. My family now has a awesome experience that they will remember for their lifetime. Thank you Captain Chris and may you continue having great fishing s

Fished August 2017

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Tiderunner Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 28, 2017

Thanks Sarah, I had a great time with you and your family, and I hope you enjoy your catch.
I look forward to our next trip if you come up this way again!

Went fishing on Saturday, July 29, 2017

We had an incredible day out fishing with Chris. He got us into quite a few fish despite fishing being slow, and did a great job of coaching us through landing them. If you’re looking to spend a day out on the water, I would highly recommend going out with Chris from Tiderunner!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, August 4, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Had a great time on the boat with Chris. He is an excellent guide and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. I would highly recommend Tiderunner and will definitely be back again.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

captain was very informative and allowed us to be very hands on with his help, went out of his way to fillet and prepare the freshly caught fish. very hospitable and highly recommend

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Captain Chris is gentleman.
We are pleasure for him
And he supply all equipment for fishing so we have fantastic experiences.
If I fish next time, contact to captain Chris also.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

We had a fabulous day with Chris. He is an awesome Captain, most professional and friendly. I do not hesitate to recommend him.

Fished July 2017

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Tiderunner Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thank you Andrea.  I definitely enjoyed my day on the water with the four of you, and I look forward to our next excursion!

Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

The captain predicted almost to the minute when the dish would begin bitting. We hauled a 18 to 20 pounder aboard. Very exciting.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Chris was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was very accommodating the entire trip and made the entire experience truly enjoyable.

Fished July 2017

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Tiderunner Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Thanks Kevin, enjoyed my day with you and your friends, and I hope you all had a great time in Vancouver.
Best of luck with the wedding!

Went fishing on Sunday, June 4, 2017

What an amazing experience with Chris from Tiderunner Sportfishing. Chris is an extremely knowledgeable guide of the local Vancouver area waters. Myself and my cousin spent the day fishing with Chris and it did not disappoint. Chris does everything he can to find the salmon we were targeting. We hoped to land a few fish and he was able to find the spot that produced. We even had a few bonus crab at the end of the journey. Chris does everything he can to make the trip enjoyable for everyone. I highly recommend Chris and Tiderunner Sport fishing if you want a great West Coast experience.

Fished June 2017

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Tiderunner Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Thank you for the kind words.  I truly enjoyed my early morning trip with you and Jay, and loved watching his genuine excitement at getting into some great Chinook salmon.
I look forward to our next trip!


Went fishing on Friday, June 9, 2017

This was our second trip with Chris and turned out to be the trip of a lifetime. On one of the days we caught and released probably 50 fish of all species. It was amazing!

Fished June 2017

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Tiderunner Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

I’ve truly enjoyed my time with you and Colleen and I’ll really looking forward to our next trip later this summer.
Spincasting for bottom fish was an incredible experience.
Cheers!


Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017
David Pauley does not recommend Tiderunner Sportfishing

Fished June 2017

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Tiderunner Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 2, 2017

I wish you had taken me up on my offer for the significantly discounted trip to the gulf islands.  My trip today was very productive, with constant action for around 3 hours, with 22 caught and 2 great springs in the box! Despite this being a very unproductive week locally,
I hope you make great use of the information I gave you on where, when and how to fish our local waters during your trip to Canada in your own boat this summer.
I’m sorry we weren’t able to catch anything even after staying out an extra 3 hours at no charge, and I wish you better luck next time.

Went fishing on Saturday, June 3, 2017

Captain Mike is a keen fisherman who has a lifetime of experience and his enthusiasm is evident. We thoroughly enjoyed a beautiful afternoon on the water. We caught one salmon that was, unfortunately, not large enough to keep but at least we had the thrill of getting one in the boat. As Chris said, “The fishing gods may not be with us today!” He tried his best to give us a great experience and we are very appreciative.

Fished June 2017

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Tiderunner Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Thanks for being such fun guests Marilyn.  Enjoying days on the water with happy people is why I love what I do, and I look forward to our next trip.