Make fishing part of your ocean experience
Oak Bay Marine Group is proud to sponsor information on sustainable sport fishing. For over fifty years we have taken people fishing at our six marinas and resorts on the BC coast. We urge all fishers to follow fishing regulations, observe limits and catch only what you can eat.
There are many ways to go fishing if you don’t have your own boat. Most coastal communities have half-day or day-long fishing charters through local guides and tour providers. Many marinas also offer guided fishing trips and gear, and some marinas rent boats if you’re interested in fishing without a guide. Some marinas also have campgrounds. Check the profiles of our marinas to find out what they offer.
Another fishing option is do what many residents do: fish from shore and jetties. Wade out into the water – it’s warmer than you might guess! Or you can trap crab; visit CaptainQuinn.com or download this PDF file for crab-trapping tips. For the fishing experience of a lifetime, drive or fly into a remote fishing lodge. Use our map or list to find them. Find BC RV parks and campgrounds.
Find Your Fish
For a full guide to ocean sport fishing in BC, visit the Sport Fishing Institute of BC. Use their sport fishing directory to find charters, boat rentals and guides. Search by region or use the key word feature to search for services in a community.
Whatever you are fishing for, you will need a tidal water sports fishing license. You can obtain one online.
You should check openings, closures and limits in the area you intend to fish. Annually, amendments are made to some guidelines. To be absolutely certain you are on the right side of the law, see illegal fishing practices.
AHOY BC joins with Oak Bay Marine Group in urging you to fish responsibly. Catch only what you can eat. Minimize disturbance of the environment, especially if you are in the inter-tidal zone.
Happy fishing and pleasant eating.
Main image at top of page: 40 lb. Chinook caught at Painter's Lodge, credit Oak Bay Marine Group