VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIPS

GUIDED FLY FISHING IN VANCOUVER BC

We’re pleased to offer the premier guided fly fishing in Vancouver, British Columbia. Come explore wild rivers less than an hour from Vancouver for trout, salmon and steelhead with nearly year-round fishing opportunities. Our professional guide staff will pick you up right from your hotel and have everything ready for your day with us. We guide on a beautiful river system, that offers excellent conditions for those new to the sport and challenges for the experienced fly angler. These are real deal trips, giving you the ultimate backcountry flyfishing adventure within easy reach of the city.

Yos Gladstone

Owner | Operator | Licensed Guide

Toll Free 1-877-902-3393

We focus the majority of our guided trips on the Squamish River system, about an hour north of Vancouver. The unique and beautiful coastal rivers that make up this system offer nearly year-round fly-fishing opportunities for salmon, trout and steelhead. We’ll pick you up in Vancouver and follow the Sea to Sky highway, once in the Squamish Valley we get the waders on, string the rods and we’re off for the day. We do a mix of walk-n-wade trips an use framed rafts to drift, depending on river conditions. On a clear day you’ll be surrounded by snow-capped peaks and have the pure waters of our coastal rivers flowing beneath you. Wading is relatively easy and depending on conditions and agility you can expect to fish a variety of river stretches in a day. Obviously we don’t have control over what the fish, but we will put you in all the right spots. We 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.

If you’re looking at a fly fishing trip with us in 2018 we’re gearing up for another busy fun year and are looking forward to welcoming new and returning clients for our 12th year of operation. The 2017 season was a good one, we had an excellent Spring steelhead & trout fishery with consistent water conditions all the way until mid May. We had our usually high water through June & July but then were busy with retuning Pink salmon runs in August & September. Falls salmon fishing wasn’t as good as it was in 2016, but we’ll hope for better  October & November returns of chum and coho salmon for 2018.

  • Spring is prime time for bull trout & steelhead, we’re expecting another great season!
  • Summer months can be hit or miss on the trout fishing, very dependant or river conditions.
  • Good returns forecasted for chum and coho salmon returns to southern rivers.

We’ll expect our 2018 season to kick off in early February, with trout fishing on local rivers and the first push of Spring steelhead on the Squamish.  With another cold winter forecasted this should give us a nice slow Spring run off with fishing into May on local rivers. Unfortunately Summer 2018 isn’t a Pink Salmon year, they only return on odd years, but we’ll have some Summer trout fishing from Vancouver and will also be running our fly fishing program in Whistler, an area that usually offers some better fly fishing options through the Summer months.  Fall 2018 should be a great time for a salmon fishing trip on the fly, with prime dates being early October to late November..  Lots to be excited about with our Vancouver fly fishing trips in ’18!

Enjoy a full-day of guided Vancouver fly fishing trip with our professional experienced guide staff on the wild rivers near Vancouver, BC. Trips are offered year-round.

  • Trips include pickup & transportation from Vancouver.
  • All fly fishing equipment  & wading gear included.
  • Excellent crew of the most experienced Vancouver fly fishing guides.
  • Any skill level welcome, from beginner to expert!

ONE PERSON GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIP

$495 PER PERSON

TWO PERSON GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIP

$345 PER PERSON

THREE PERSON GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIP

$325 PER PERSON

Multi-day packages with accommodations in Squamish, BC. Vancouver fly fishing packages are priced based on double occupancy but we also happily welcome solo anglers.

  • Stay at the cozy Howe Sound Inn in beautiful Squamish, BC.
  • We drive you from Vancouver and can pickup at Vancouver Airport.
  • Fish multiple rivers for salmon, trout & steelhead.
  • Friendly cancellation policy for stress free bookings.

TWO DAY / ONE NIGHT PACKAGE

$795 PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

THREE DAY / TWO NIGHT PACKAGE

$1235 PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

FOUR DAY / THREE NIGHT PACKAGE

$1685 PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
Quality is paramount to our program. We like doing things the right way and have invested heavily in our guides and equipment to ensure you have a first class Vancouver fly fishing trip with us. We don’t cut corners and this makes for a more enjoyable and safer experience for our guests. Our Vancouver fly fishing guide staff is the most experienced in the areas, most of us have been fishing the rivers we guide on for 20+ years. Having this crew and being dedicated to service and making sure clients like you have an amazing trip has earned us top-rated reviews on Trip Advisor with a Certificate of Excellence in 2017.
  • Fish with our friendly crew of Vancouver fly fishing guides, the most experienced around.
  • We’ll outfit you with top quality Simms wading gear and premium rods, reels & flies.
  • We’re dedicated to our clients and always willing to go the extra mile so you have a great trip!
If you’re shopping around make sure you’re fishing with full-time guides who are out on the water all season, that’s what our guys are doing all year long, there’s not an operation that  can boast the type of Vancouver fly fishing experience we can! You can also expect to be comfortable, from new guide trucks, to top of the line waders, rods and reels, to hand-tied flies to framed rafts for unparalleled access, Chromer Sport Fishing prides our program on quality experienced and dedicated service.

Our Vancouver fly fishing trips during the Summer months tend to focus on trout fishing the Cheakams River, the Ashlu River and sometimes even making our way up to the Birkenhead River.  Early Summer can sometimes be tough, with higher river conditions.  If you’re looking for a trip in June or July please contact us for an up to date report on river and water conditions.  Often during that time we’ll recommend you come fish with us at our Whistler location, about a 90 minute drive north of Vancouver. The Cheakamus and Ashlu rivers are both important tributaries of the Squamish River and tend to stay in shape better during the Summer months. These two rivers are accessed by walk-n-wade trips. The wading and walking are easy and the rivers are sized that no long casts are needed. This is a wonderful time for new anglers to experience fly fishing in BC, with opportunities at rainbow, bull and cutthroat trout.

  • Summer is a nice time for a trout fishing trips on the rivers near Vancouver.
  • Fall is prime time for our salmon fly fishing trips for big bright fish!
  • Enjoy a day trip or a package, October & November are good months to do multiple days.

Fall months are a hugely exciting time fishing the coastal rivers near Vancouver. This is when our focus shifts to swinging flies for migrating salmon, making their returning to our local rivers. Keep in mind this is another very busy time of year for us and a good idea to look ahead and plan your trip early to avoid disappointment. As we push into October, we begin seeing the return of chum and coho (silver) salmon. This generally begins in early October with the peak of the peak runs happening in the middle of the month.  A few days can make a big difference when waiting for these fish to arrive.  When the chums and cohos are in thick we can enjoy absolutely epic days of fishing, sound corny, but literally til your arms are sore.  You can count on solid Fall salmon fishing right through until mid/late November.

Winter fly fishing in Vancouver certainly comes with its challenges, but also its rewards. The challenge most often than not is the weather, Winter temperatures in December and January are at their coldest of the year and we sometimes have snow on the ground. For those willing to brave the cold (and the wet) they can be rewarded with rivers void of people and hungry trout, especially in December as they gorge on the remnants of the Fall salmon runs.  We fish small imitation egg patterns at this time, swinging them to trout who hold in the deeper water. There is very little angler pressure at this time, during the weekdays we can have the whole river to ourselves. If you’re looking for a solid winter Vancouver fishing trip then this is one to consider.

  • March, April & early May are prime times for our steelhead fishing trips.
  • Winter months can offer very good trout fishing, depending on river conditions.
  • Try and book early as March & April are two very busy months for us.

The Spring months are definitely one of our favourite times for a guiding on the rivers of BC’s south coast. Starting in February we start seeing the first steelhead roll into the lower Squamish River and some of the smaller tributaries including the Cheakamus River. By early March the warming temperatures tend to make for idilic river conditions as some of the low laying snowpack begins to melt, putting some colour into local rivers and inviting more steelhead to poke their noses in from the saltwater. March tends to be a busy month for us, many anglers like yourself are ready to get the waders wet after a long winter.  We generally see more Bull Trout activity during March as they begin to feed on emerging salmon fry later in the month. April is our prime Spring month for our Vancouver fly fishing trips.  River conditions are usually excellent, with coastal systems on a slow rise and getting a green tinge. The majority of the steelhead have moved in and we’ll put you in all the right places to optimize your chances at one of the gorgeous fish. We spend the majority of our time on the upper Squamish River in April, accessing the river by walk-n-wade and sometimes doing drifts. This is a beautiful area, about 90 minutes north of Vancouver, where elk, mountain goats and other wildlife roams free. As we move into May the local rivers, and especially the Squamish are on a continual climb.  The warm days of Spring are now melting more of the winter’s snow.  We often have excellent conditions into the first week of May on the Squamish River and into the second week of May on some of the smaller tributaries. After the second week of May fish is touch and go, with water levels sometimes being too high for quality trips.  Many of our fly fishing guests opt of a lake fishing trip that time of year in the Whistler region, where we offer a fully guiding services as well.

Our hassle free Vancouver fly fishing packages include guided fishing, accommodations in Squamish BC and transportation from Vancouver. We’ll pick you up in Vancouver or can make arrangements for a Vancouver Airport meet. Squamish is only about an hour north of Vancouver, transportation is included and you can stay at either the comfortable Howe Sound Inn or Sunwolf Cabins. Packages are totally flexible and we can accommodate solo anglers as well as groups. of two or more.

  • Flexible fly fishing packages for salmon, trout & steelhead offered year-round.
  • Fly into Vancouver and we’ll pick you up right at the airport, will be there at your arrival gate.
  • Accommodations are minutes from the rivers we fish with nice rooms and onsite dining.
These Vancouver fly fishing packages are the perfect getaway, you’ll be fishing wild rivers within minutes of our Squamish accommodations and enjoy time spent with our excellent guide crew. Stay as long as you’d like, packages are flexible for your budget and schedule, no hassle for us, we put together a pile of these packages each year for client and are happy to accommodate any special requests. 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.

“Our experience with Chromer Sport Fishing was exceptional!!! Everything from the quick response from Yos, to the above and beyond service from our excellent guide Pat Beahen, made our fly fishing experience very memorable.”

SCOTT T – TORONTO, ON

 

“Tom and Yos couldn’t have been better nor more knowledgeable and gracious guides. I would strongly recommend Chromer to anyone visiting Vancouver.”

TIM V – SANTE F, NEW MEXICO

 

“Fantastic day out fly fishing with this Company. Second to none service…… nothing was too much trouble. I cannot recommend them highly enough!”

PAUL P – ABERDEEN , UK

 

“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

Trip Advisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence.

Nothing beats local knowledge and we have the top Vancouver fishing guides on our team. Offering quality, well planned fishing trips with dedicated customer service has earned us top ratings for fishing in Vancouver on Trip Advisor. Have a look at what our clients are saying and we’ll look forward earning your business.

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PLANNING A TRIP IS EASY!

Getting started planning a Vancouver fishing trip is easy, simply fill out our online contact form or call our office toll-free 1-877-902-3393.  We’ll get back to you right away with seasonal availability and specific pricing. We look forward to earning your business, thank you.