RIVER FISHING TRIPS NEAR VANCOUVER, BC
Chromer’s Fall salmon fishing program takes care of all the details. These fully guided trips will have you fishing with our crew of top guides within an hour of Vancouver. Transportation from your Vancouver hotel is included as is all premium fly fishing gear, flies and fitted Simms waders and boots. We enjoy running a quality operation and our guest appreciate the pride we take in all aspects of our guided trips. Choose from a day trip or if you’d like to fish multiple days with us we have customizable fishing packages that are affordable and absolutely hassle free.
About: Planning a great fishing trip doesn’t come any easier than booking with Chromer Sport Fishing, we take out all the hassle and include absolutely everything you need for a comfortable and fun day on the river. Our Fall salmon day trips and packages are priced the same as our regular Vancouver fly fishing trips, no extra costs involved in getting to come fish for big wild chum and coho salmon on our local rivers.
Fish for wild salmon within an hour of Vancouver.
Transportation from Vancouver included – we pick you up.
Great crew of friendly, experienced, fully licensed guides!
All fly fishing & wading gear included.
Where: Our Fall salmon fishing trips take place on the Squamish River system, located within a scenic 45 minute drive north from Vancouver. The unique and beautiful coastal rivers that make up this system offers incredible fishing for pink, chum and coho salmon.
Trip Details: Our Fall salmon fly fishing trips generally start with an a 7.00 AM pickup at your Vancouver hotel and are a full-day 8 hours long. You can expect to be back in Vancouver at the days end around 4.00 PM. Trips are private, just you and your group, and included all fly fishing equipment, fitted wading gear, professional licensed guiding and transportation from Vancouver. Not included is lunch and required fishing licenses. Pricing below is in Canadian Dollars.
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Our Fall salmon fishing trips take place on the Squamish River system, a free flowing wild river system located in the south western corner of British Columbia. Within easy driving distance of Vancouver, we’re usually lacing up our wading boots within an hour of your pickup in the city. The Squamish, Cheakamus and Mamquam rivers are home to tens of thousands of returning salmon, with all species expect sockeye salmon, making their way home to these native waters. The majority of salmon are in the rivers staring in late September and early October. Timing does change based on river conditions and yearly runs but by late September we’re usually swinging flies to bright coho (silver) and big chum salmon in the lower Squamish. As the season carries on we see bigger pushes of fish, usually on the incoming tides.
We generally do a hotel pickup at 7 AM, that’s when our guide will pick you up in Vancouver for the hour drive north to Squamish. You’ll follow the Sea to Sky highway along beautiful body of water known as Howe Sound. Once in the Squamish Valley we get the waders on, string the rods and we’re off for the day. You can expect some short easy walks to the rivers. On a clear day you’ll be surrounded by snow-capped peaks and have the crisp waters of our coastal rivers pushing on your legs. We usually wrap up the day mid afternoon and will have you back in Vancouver for late afternoon.
Obviously we don’t have control over what the fish, but we willll put you in all the right spots, they just have to be home. We can control all the other factors though, so expect great service, friendly knowledgeable guides, top of the line equipment and an experience built to suit you and your group. Our trips are eight hours, often they go a little longer than that, so expect to be back in Vancouver between 4.00 PM. We service all the downtown hotels and can make easily make special pickup/dropoff arrangements.
The majority of our Fall salmon fishing is focused on the lower stretches of the river, close to the open estuary and within miles of the saltwater ocean. There are few places in the world you can fish for salmon as they advance on the incoming tides, the lower Squamish is unique to any other river fisheries near Vancouver for this simple fact. The migrating salmon we target are therefore fresh off of open ocean, often they still have sealice hugging their fins and their colouring is still silver bright. Hence our name ‘Chromer’, we only target chrome moving fish. We don’t run a snag program, nor do we target or disturb spawning fish, if you’re looking for that then we’re not your guys.
We fish swung flies for these fish, mainly on two handed spey rods. If you don’t have any two-handed casting experience, not to worry, we’ll have you casting more line with easy than you ever thought you could! If you’d like to stick to single handed fly fishing or even conventional fish we’re happy to accommodate, that’s easy. On most days our guests can expect the chance at a handful of salmon, with several landed to the beach. We are a 100% catch and release operation. Like with all our trips, we can easily customize the day of salmon fishing to all levels of experience, mobility and expectations.
“Yos and his team of guides treated us like gold. We had two epic days on the river, and caught a ton of fish. The Chromers team run a first class outfit with super experienced and knowledgeable guides, and excellent communication every step of the way; from booking, leading up to the event, and during. I can honestly say it was the most positive fishing experience in my life, and our entire group of newbies are hooked for life on spey casting!”
Andrew H – Vancouver, BC
About: Coming to town for a visit or just looking for a fun affordable fishing getaway this Fall? Look no further, we have your covered with our all-inclusive Fall Salmon Packages. These multi-day fishing trips originate in Vancouver, where we’ll pick you up and will have you fishing within an hour of the downtown core. Enjoy any combination of days of guided salmon fishing combo’ed with accommodations at either the Howe Sound Inn or Sunwolf Cabins. Starting prices, please contact us for a detailed quote and include your group size and how many days of fishing and nights accommodation you’d like.
Accommodations in Squamish are minutes from the river.
Onsite restaurant and bar for easy dining arrangements.
Transportation from Vancouver or Airport is included.
On the water lunches are provided daily.
Package Details: We’ve make our Fall salmon fishing packages flexible and affordable to fit into your budget. Packages include either inn or cabin accommodations (your choice), lunches, guided fishing and transportation from Vancouver. Prices below are in Canadian Dollars and based on two people. For a detailed quote please let us know how many days you’d like to fish and how many nights accommodation and we’ll send you detailed pricing.
Coming from the US?
Now is a great time to plan a trip to fish with us in British Columbia. Exchange rates are hovering the 25% or better range, meaning big savings on our Canadian Dollar pricing!
“I hosted a group of 21 for a day of guided fishing with Yos and his team. The day was awesome and they did a fantastic job. We had a tight schedule and a big group but the team at Chromer handled it perfectly.”
Kevin C – Phoenix, Arizona
And start planning an first class Fall salmon fishing trip today!