Sturgeon Fishing in BC

Vancouver, BC attracts over nine million tourists every year and they come for all sorts of different reasons. Regardless of the main reason that they are in the area, it is not unusual for people to want to try some sort of outdoor adventure. If you enjoy fishing then you will find that Vancouver is one of the best places for combining fishing with any other reason that you may be visiting.

A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

There is a fishing opportunity that is unlike anything you would have experienced before and it is only an hour’s drive away from Vancouver. You will have the opportunity to catch and release a fish that has the potential to grow to a size bigger than a human being. As well as this you will in an area that shows all of the natural beauty that Canada has to offer. There is also a very good chance that you will get to observe wildlife that you would not see in the city.

The Uniqueness Of The Fraser River

The destination for this trip is the Fraser River. This is the 11th largest river in Canada, and it flows into the Pacific Ocean. The Fraser River is unique regarding BC sturgeon fishing because it is the only place that you will find an unknown species of fish called the white sturgeon. It holds the title of the largest freshwater fish in North America, and this is one of the only places it can be found. It is a bottom feeder, but if you are lucky enough to catch one, then you will soon find out that is does not fight like one. On the fishing trip, you will be accompanied by an instructor that has more than twenty years experience in fishing for sturgeon in these waters.

a sturgeon being held by a British Columbia fisher

White Sturgeon Fishing In British Columbia

You can take part on this trip no matter how much of an experienced you are when it comes to sturgeon fishing in British Columbia. It also does not matter whether your preference is usually fly fishing or angling. You will be provided with all the equipment and instruction that you need. These trips can be taken all year round as the white sturgeon can be found in the river during all seasons. However, they are most prevalent between March and November, so it is recommended that you book your trip between these months. The size of the sturgeon that are usually caught on these trips can vary enormously but average you can expect to catch a fish that is at least 4ft in length. If you are lucky enough to catch a huge fish, then this could measure anywhere between 6ft and 8ft. There can also be a significant variance in the amount of fish that are caught on each trip. There are times when the catch is in single figures and others when twenty or more fish can be caught. All fish are released back into the river as soon as they have been caught and measured. There will also be opportunities for you to have your photo taken with the fish that you catch.

Your trip to Vancouver is likely to be memorable for a number of reasons as it truly is a wonderful city. When you incorporate a fishing trip to catch and release a white sturgeon then the trip really does become something that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Learn more about these sturgeon fishers here:

Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing
14153 104 Ave #103
Surrey, BC V3T 1X6
604) 239-5053