Canada Fly Fishing Charters

Canada Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Canada

Fly Fishing in Canada

Canada is a huge country that offers anglers the chance to reel in majestic fish surrounded by breathtaking nature. The only thing better than fishing in Canada is fly fishing here! Book a fishing trip from June to October and you’ll be able to see for yourself why anglers from far and wide make the pilgrimage here each year.

What to Catch

Once you’ve chosen an area, there’s plenty of species to target. You’ll probably come for the Salmon, but you’ll stay for all the other choices! Target species include Trout, Walleye, Pike, and Char.

Fly Fishing Trips in Canada 

You’ll find a trip to suit you no matter your budget or how far you want to travel. If you’re located in the States, head up to the Great Lakes and get a taste of Canadian fly fishing without waiting in line at the border (don’t forget your passport!).  Or, drive the family up to a cabin in Canada and fish one of the many lakes and rivers. 

Want to really get off the beaten track? Book yourself a fly-in fishing trip  and venture deep into Canada’s wilderness aboard a bush plane. You’ll stay in a lodge with a handful of other dedicated anglers and fish to your heart's content. Note that remote fishing trips predominantly focus on catch and release fishing. 

There’s so many places to choose from. British Columbia offers anglers the opportunity to catch all 5 species of Pacific Salmon. Haida Gwaii is great for lodges and getting back to nature. Hudson Bay has huge Char and for the best Walleye head to Rainy Lake, Detroit River, and plenty more. For Steelhead, Fraser River is the most popular, but you can also head to Columbia and Skeena River.

Each province in Canada has its own rules and regulations. Once you’ve decided where to go, you’ll need to buy a provincial freshwater fishing license and additional stamps for specific species. Be aware of local rules on fish limits and size, which can change yearly – your guide will know the most up-to-date information.

How to Prepare

Included in the price of most fishing trips are fly fishing rods and reels. Bringing your own? You’ll need to match your rod to the species you’re targeting. Pike will need a rod anywhere from 7–10 wt, whereas Salmon are great on an 8 wt rod, and Trout can be caught on a 6 wt rod. When choosing which rod to bring, always take into account the fly size needed and any obstacles from where you’ll be fishing.

Waders are not usually provided – ask your guide before if these can be rented or whether you should bring your own. Canadian hospitality is known worldwide, so food and drinks are normally provided on all trips.

Charter a fly fishing trip in Canada for an incredible vacation away from the concrete jungle. It doesn’t get better than this!

Canada
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27,712 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Canada: 59 fishing charters available
Québec
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trips from $310
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Yellowknife
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trips from $100
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Riviere-Saint-Jean
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trips from $486
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trips from $3,814

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Canada

Book a charter that is able to assist you in fishing for the fish species you are targeting and have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter that is able to assist you in fishing for the fish species you are targeting and have fun.
Peter  O.
Peter O. Vancouver, British Columbia
Price was good for 5 hours. Lots of experience and Willing to answer questions. Book halibut full day so boat can travel to better Halibut options.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Price was good for 5 hours. Lots of experience and Willing to answer questions. Book halibut full day so boat can travel to better Halibut options.
Shannon  H.
Shannon H. Didsbury, AB
Dress appropriately and bring gloves. It can get cold out there. Also a rain jacket and hat since there’s no roof on the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately and bring gloves. It can get cold out there. Also a rain jacket and hat since there’s no roof on the boat.
Patty  H.
Patty H. St. John's, Newfoundland And Labrador
I did not see a lot of other boats catching a lot of fish. Few fish per boat. However, we limited with Full Melt Charters in less than 2 hours. Definitely go with this guy!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I did not see a lot of other boats catching a lot of fish. Few fish per boat. However, we limited with Full Melt Charters in less than 2 hours. Definitely go with this guy!
David  A.
David A. Brush Prairie, WA
Make sure to only book Phantom Fishing with Captain Frank and First Mate John!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to only book Phantom Fishing with Captain Frank and First Mate John!!
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. Pillager, MN
Bring a big cooler for all the fish you will be catching - they helped us pack up the fish and we got it all home without making a mess in my car but it would have been easier if I thought to bring my big cooler.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a big cooler for all the fish you will be catching - they helped us pack up the fish and we got it all home without making a mess in my car but it would have been easier if I thought to bring my big cooler.
Colin  P.
Colin P. Victoria, BC
Book the trip with Bob only! You will be satisfied with this. Don't forget to buy a Licence for fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the trip with Bob only! You will be satisfied with this. Don't forget to buy a Licence for fishing!
Oleksandr  L.
Oleksandr L. Toronto, ON
Not sure what the best time to fish in the Parksville area is but mid-August seemed to be pretty good.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not sure what the best time to fish in the Parksville area is but mid-August seemed to be pretty good.
Michael  J.  H.
Michael J. H. Seattle, WA
Outstanding unbelievable fishing trip of a lifetime. Massive chinook salmon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Outstanding unbelievable fishing trip of a lifetime. Massive chinook salmon.
Clint  M.
Clint M. Overland Park, KS
The coastline is protected a bit by small rock islands which reduced the swells. We also go to see some sealions nearby.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The coastline is protected a bit by small rock islands which reduced the swells. We also go to see some sealions nearby.
Sharon  P.
Sharon P. Burlington, Ontario
Very easy location to get to. Lots of parking at the harbor. Traffic on the QEW can be a log jam at times. So Leave enough time to get to St. Chatherines.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very easy location to get to. Lots of parking at the harbor. Traffic on the QEW can be a log jam at times. So Leave enough time to get to St. Chatherines.
Jim  H.
Jim H. Caledonia, ON
Excellent was as busy as we could’ve hoped! So glad we made the trip from tofino
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent was as busy as we could’ve hoped! So glad we made the trip from tofino
Ray  G.
Ray G. Canada
Enjoy!! The trip out to the fishing grounds is quick and comfortable. You'll be on the fish in no time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy!! The trip out to the fishing grounds is quick and comfortable. You'll be on the fish in no time!
Greg  M.
Greg M. Hampton Falls, NH
The marina is perfect. Few additionnal indications to show where to meet the charters guys would help the custumers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The marina is perfect. Few additionnal indications to show where to meet the charters guys would help the custumers.
Raymond  G.
Raymond G. Boucherville, Quebec
Try to go in the morning as otherwise there may be fog which is still fine for fishing but not so good for sea sickness!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to go in the morning as otherwise there may be fog which is still fine for fishing but not so good for sea sickness!
Hannah  J.
Hannah J. United Kingdom
Make sure you get a good guide it does make a difference, We used Mark's reel fishing adventure and he was awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you get a good guide it does make a difference, We used Mark's reel fishing adventure and he was awesome.
George  F.
George F. Condor, AB
It’s a great experience even for people who’ve never fished before. Compared to salmon fishing in other areas, the salmon are only 15-20 minutes out of the marina, and you always have sight of land nearby.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a great experience even for people who’ve never fished before. Compared to salmon fishing in other areas, the salmon are only 15-20 minutes out of the marina, and you always have sight of land nearby.
Michael  E.
Michael E.
Come during peak salmon season and book for 2 days to catch salmon the first day, then use salmon to catch sturgeon the next day
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come during peak salmon season and book for 2 days to catch salmon the first day, then use salmon to catch sturgeon the next day
Alex  M.
Alex M.
Kyle is an extremely hard working guide. My dad and I took my 13yr old son out for his first salt water fishing experience, and it was exceptional. We caught rock fish, a big Ling Cod and two beautiful Spring Salmon. We also caught crab and prawns. It was a great day yet it was looking like the Salmon were a long shot. As the day was winding down Kyle's sheer hustle yielded results. Expectations were definitely exceeded. We'll be back to Ucluelet and we'll definitely book Kyle again.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Kyle is an extremely hard working guide. My dad and I took my 13yr old son out for his first salt water fishing experience, and it was exceptional. We caught rock fish, a big Ling Cod and two beautiful Spring Salmon. We also caught crab and prawns. It was a great day yet it was looking like the Salmon were a long shot. As the day was winding down Kyle's sheer hustle yielded results. Expectations were definitely exceeded. We'll be back to Ucluelet and we'll definitely book Kyle again.
Harold  D.
Harold D. Red Deer, AB
The public parking near the marina is a big plus. We heard the restauraunt at the marina is good so you might plan on a special meal afterward. Traffic near Oakville can be heavy during commuters time so make sure you give yourself time to get there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The public parking near the marina is a big plus. We heard the restauraunt at the marina is good so you might plan on a special meal afterward. Traffic near Oakville can be heavy during commuters time so make sure you give yourself time to get there.
Greg  A.
Greg A. Salem, OR

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