Tofino's Premier Sportfishing OutfitterTofino Fish Guides Ltd. offers premium saltwater charters and unique freshwater fishing experiences in the beautiful waters around Tofino, BC. We take pride in providing exemplary service on our luxury vessels equipped with high quality fishing gear. Tofino Fish Guides is a strong supporter of salmon enhancement and habitat protection on the west coast of British Columbia. Whether you are an experienced angler or fishing for the first time, we will ensure your Tofino fishing charter is customized to meet your needs.
This vessel is designed to give our anglers a serious edge while providing maximum comfort.
Premium saltwater charters - target salmon, halibut, lingcod, rockfish, crab, tuna.
Unique freshwater fishing experiences - remote fly in river drift, walk-and-wade, fly casting lessons.
Inshore Fly-fish|Salmon troll
Fly-fish or troll salmon from our 20' center console in scenic Clayoquot Sound.
Fish the offshore water for halibut and salmon or enjoy the beauty of a pristine mountain river from an inflatable kayak or river raft. Pursue Coho salmon on the fly in Clayoquot Sound or learn to fish on a scenic family fishing tour. There are so many exciting opportunities near Tofino that multiple fishing days are recommended! Tuna fishing is an exciting emerging fishery on Vancouver Island.
Our guests get the chance to target salmon, halibut, bottom fish and crabs during full and half day fishing charters aboard Tofino's newest sportfishing boat – our 27' Pursuit offshore vessel.
|The village of Tofino, BC offers a range of amenities including a variety of accommodation options, quality dining establishments, and plenty of activities to enrich your Tofino fishing charter experience.
Winter fishingSpot Prawns, Dungeness Crab, Salmon, tours and hotsprings. Enjoy the calm, scenic waters of Clayoquot Sound this winter and at the end of the day dine on fresh, wild Dungeness Crab and Spot Prawns. Winter Chinook Salmon trolling and Rock Fish jigging can be incorporated into your day. Learn more
Year round Freshwater fishingSteelhead, Trout, flyfishing instruction. Fly in and drift a remote wilderness river, walk-and-wade a local stream. Have a look at our freshwater fishing options, it's hard to beat a good day on the river. Freshwater fishing page
This week on the water
How about fresh salmon and crab for dinner? We have had some good trips lately fishing the calm waters of the sound for salmon. These fish are smaller than our summer salmon but are a treat this time of year. The crabbing has picked back up in the harbour after a rather slow summer and has been producing consistent success. looking for a great way to spend the day? How about doing some fishing and then relaxing in the hotsprings? Give us a call for more details and winter rates.
November 21st, 2016
The trick in the fall is to hit the calm between the storms, and if you can, there are some good fishing options available. Ling cod, Rockfish and the odd Halibut have been hooked on recent trips to the reefs west of town, a good way to get some fish for the winter. Feeding Chinook Salmon have been in good numbers off Long Beach, smaller fish (6-15lb) but great eating. We have some good freshwater options including fly in and drive/ walk & wade, flyfish for Steelhead and trout. Give us a call for a weather report and we will see what we can put together for you.
October 19th, 2016
A strong high pressure system has set in bringing us some terrific September weather. The river drift is at its prime this time of year, Coho salmon and trout are abundant and water levels are good after the recent rain. If you were ever considering taking a trip down the river in our raft or kayaks now is the time. On the saltwater we are experiencing top notch Coho fishing with most fish exceeding 10 pounds and some pushing 15. Bottom fishing remains solid into October.
September 12th, 2016
Tofino Fishing Reports
February - April 2017
Jan 11, 2017
Early Spring is a great time to get out on the water, get some fresh seafood for dinner, view the whales as they return to the north and maybe even hit the local hot springs for a soak. Winter 'Feeder' Chinook (Kings) mix with mature early run salmon presenting good options for the Tofino Angler.
September Outlook 2016
Jul 16, 2016
Pending regulation changes will allow us near shore access to West Coast Vancouver Island Chinook traveling towards Robertson Creek and the Nitinat River for the first time in close to a decade. DFO stock scientists are estimating a run of WCVI Chinook of around 250,000 returning this August and September. Local areas such as Wilf Rock and Wya Point will be open to allow recreational anglers access to these sizable Chinook (King) salmon.
May - June 2016
May 5, 2016
Early summer can be a rewarding time to fish and enjoy the amenities Tofino has to offer prior to the rush July and August.
Winter 2016 Fishing Report
Jan 28, 2016
November through April is a great time to head out into the fiord inlets of Clayoquot Sound near Tofino and pull the prawn traps. Spot prawns are fantastic table fare.
June - July 2015
Jun 9, 2015
The prime time to fish Tofino is upon us once again. There is fun to be had this time of year no matter your experience or timeline, whether you choose to fish an afternoon or multiple daysView all