Steve Shelley Fishing Adventures

Steve Shelley

Main Address :
P.O Box 212
Campbell River ,  BC
V9W 5B1
Phone :  (250) 286-6906
Fax : 

Summer Address :
P.O Box 212
Campbell River  , BC
V9W 5B1
Phone :  (250) 286-0899
Fax : 

Toll Free :  888-934-6999

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Steve Shelley Fishing Adventures
A full service guiding operation with over 23 years of expertise dedicated to providing memorable sport fishing charters. While we are based in Campbell River, British Columbia on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island, we also offer fishing adventures in outpost locations in Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island.


Guides, Full Service, Drive-in, Fly-in

Fishing Available:
Rainbow Trout, Salmon, Steelhead Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Red Snapper, Rock Fish

Hunting Available:


Other Information
Dates Open : May to November

Lake or Area Name : Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Fly casting lessons and fly tying instruction available.

We offer anglers quality sportfishing, suitable for corporate groups, the individual or the whole family. Whether you enjoy fly fishing for steelhead and trout or you'd like to hook into a trophy salmon or a giant halibut, Vancouver Island - both the west coast and Campbell River - is the place to be for sportfishing at its finest !

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Get to the fishing grounds safely and comfortably in our 19 foot Boston Whaler, fully equipped with fish finder, electric down-riggers and binini top. Coast Guard inspected and approved. The perfect fishing machine for groups of two or three. We also offer 23' and 25' cruisers, available upon request. While in Campbell River you may want to stop in at the local sport shop.

Vancouver Island is known the world over for a wide variety of saltwater fishing experiences. While we're probably best known for superb salmon fishing on both sides of Vancouver Island, the halibut, ling cod and snapper fishing is terrific!

We offer packages in Campbell River while the salmon fishing is hot from June 1st to July 15th. Then we head for Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island for the varied saltwater fishing including halibut, lingcod, red snapper, and of course salmon! The wild-life viewing opportunities are amazing as well and include bears, elk, cougars, wolves and deer; it is a truly great adventure that you won't soon forget!

2000 again proved that Central Vancouver is an absolute mecca for the fly-fisherman. The winter steelhead returns to many of the island rivers have not been that strong for the past few years but we still had some great days fishing especially once we had a steady flow of warmer water in the latter part of April through to the first week of June.

Good returns of summer run fish were reported in some of the local rivers in the summer months. In the early part of our season (March and April) we experienced some incredible trout fishing in some remote mainland rivers we access by helicopter.

These pristine rivers are full of cut-throat trout and Dollie Varden, with the cut-throats averaging 3 lbs and Dollies averaging 6 lbs.

The helicopter ride is as spectacular as the fishing, as we fly over magnificent snow capped mountains, snow fields, glaciers and remote mountain valleys; home to coastal grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats and wolves.

Without a doubt my favourite time of year for fly-fishing Vancouver Island rivers would have to be during September and October , as the island's many rivers offer some of the best fly-fishing in the Pacific Northwest and as in the past, for 2000 we had strong returns of Pacific salmon that entered our local rivers on their migratory journey up stream. Vancouver Island rivers are home to all five species of Pacific salmon; chinook, coho, chum, sockeye and pink salmon during September and October there are also great fishing opportunities for summer run steelhead and trout at this time of year. While enjoying this incredible fishery one also has the unique opportunity to see black bears, eagles and a variety of wildlife that inhabits the local river valleys.

The surprising development over the past few years are the number of Atlantic salmon showing up in the local rivers, these fish are escapees from area fish farms, and as net pens break open in the salt water these fish mix in with the native stocks Pacific salmon swimming up the rivers.

Nobody is sure of the impact these fish will have in our river systems but there seems to be little we can do about it at this time. These fish will take a fly and once hooked are great fighters with some being caught in the 15 to 20 pound range. At this time there are extensive surveys being conducted by biologists into this matter and hopefully we will know more about these fish and the impact they are having on our wild fish in the near future.

Visit: Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Steve Shelley Fishing Advetures, Rainbow Trout, Salmon, Steelhead Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Red Snapper, Rock Fish, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Nootka Sound, Campbell River , Vancouver Island, British Columbia , Guides, Full Service, Drive-in, Fly-in and , Guides, Full Service, Drive-in, Fly-in , While Steve Shelley Fishing Advetures is probably best known for superb salmon fishing on both sides of Vancouver Island, the halibut, ling cod and snapper fishing is terrific!



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