Tofino has long been known for it’s fantastic saltwater fishing, but world-class freshwater opportunities await the adventurous. Clayoquot Ventures Tofino Fishing proudly offers a variety of unique guided freshwater excursions in the pristine mountain lakes and rivers of Clayoquot Sound. Trips are dependent on weather and water levels of the rivers.
Walk N’Wade Fishing
Take a drive with our guide from Tofino to a remote river where cutthroat and rainbow trout swim throughout the pristine coastal rivers of Clayoquot and Barkley Sound. These trips are 8-10 hours in length and provide a ton of fun on the 3wt and 6wt fly rods. Most of these trips are fly fishing only, however some rivers allow for light spinning gear to be used. A healthy fitness level is required as we will be bush whacking along the banks and through the forest to get to some of our secret honey holes.
Full day, up to 2 people: $1,200 CAD
Remote Lake Fishing
Only the pristine beauty of these quiet little lakes parallel the fantastic Rainbow Trout and Cutthroat Trout fishing that awaits you! We start our journey in Tofino where your guide will load the gear into a De Havilland Beaver Float Plane. The 20-30 minute flight carries you across the vast waterways of inner Clayoquot Sound, with breathtaking views of the open Pacific and coastal mountains. You often have the bonus of viewing Grey Whales and Black Bears from this aerial vantage point. Your guide will assemble your personal pontoon boat and your choice of fly or spinning gear upon disembarking the plane. Canoes and Rowboats may also be available for those that prefer this method of accessing the prime spots within these small to medium sized lakes. Most of the lakes we access provide exceptional fishing for Cutthroat Trout in the 12-20 inch range. We also provide our guests the option of fishing one of a few unique hideaway lakes that produce trophy class Rainbow Trout in the 2-8 lb. range. A seasonal shore lunch may be an option on some lakes, otherwise these great excursions are 100% catch and release.
Full Day, Up to 3 people: $2,000 CAD
Helicopter Steelhead and Salmon Fishing
Head out aboard a Bell 206 Jetranger Helicopter in search of salmon and steelhead in the remote coastal rivers along the coast of Vancouver Island. We use 8wt fly rods with sinking tips while in pursuit of these spectacular fish on the fly. We can provide light tackle spinning gear as well for those who request it. We can fly up to 3 different rivers in a day, based on conditions and if you really want to have some fun, ask us about floating down the river in a drift boat.
Full day, up to 3 people: $3,000 CAD