Fishing in Clayoquot Sound

River, Ocean & Lake Fishing

Whether fly or spin rod, fishing opportunities are endless in Clayoquot Sound. Learn to fly cast on the Bedwell River or try your hand at ocean fishing for a Coho salmon with traditional trolling gear. Helifishing adventures offer access to idyllic alpine lakes and rivers - home to cutthroat and rainbow trout, salmon and steelhead. The resort encourages sustainable fishing practices and adheres to a catch and release policy. All gear is provided, including boots, waders and rods.

River Fishing

The Bedwell, Cypre, and Megin river systems offer a wide range of possibilities and species. Close to camp, the Bedwell River is the ideal location to practice, and late in the season is most popular during the salmon run. The Megin and Cypre rivers are best accessed be helicopter and offer the best possibility of finding resident cutthroat and rainbow trout. The two rivers produce salmon and steelhead runs as well–salmon starting in August, with steelhead running intermittently.

Ocean Fishing

Clayoquot Sound may be well-known for big trees, but it also known for big fish. We offer in-shore ocean fishing all season, targeting Coho and Chinook salmon with traditional trolling gear. Giant blue ling cod and halibut are hard-won and coveted. Success varies by species and with sea-state, tides, and seasons. Fuel charges apply to deep-sea ocean fishing.

Lake Fishing

Fly-in to fish beautiful Bolson, Megin, and Pretty Girl Lakes, all abundant sources of cutthroat and rainbow trout, and all idyllically situated in the mountains surrounding the resort. Spend the day fishing in earnest, paddling around quietly in search of feeding trout, lounging in the sun, or cooling off in the water.

Experienced guides know which species are running and where, so if river fishing is your passion, plan your visit around expected runs. Fly-in/fly-out trips are best enjoyed for a full-day and include a gourmet lunch enjoyed perched on a log on a gravel bar – paradise!  Resort guides are well-versed in conventional angling technique, traditions and gear.  Equipment, including waders, provided. Transportation surcharges apply only to fly-in/fly-out trips.

Our fishing guides are renowned for knowing just where the fish are, what mood they’re in, and what lure or bait to use – so while there are no absolute guarantees, anglers and observers alike generally come back smiling – sometimes immensely.  All  gear, instruction, boats, equipment and luck are provided. Fishing licenses available at resort. Half-day in-shore excursions included in all resort packages.