Fishing

  • Catch & release salmon fishing in TofinoJeremy Koreski for Cleanline Sportfishing
  • Dolphins in the PacificJeff Mikus for Wildside Grill
  • Red Sky on a bluebird dayJeremy Koreski for Tofino Fish Guides
  • Catch of the day!Lochie MacKenzie for Tofino Fish Guides
  • Stand up paddle fly fishingJeremy Koreski for Tofino Fish Guides
  • First class fishing for the whole family!First Class Fishing Tofino

This is where "Go fish" means business, and "Gourmet Wilderness" can take on a whole new meaning. The best thing about Tofino fishing, aside from the year-round abundance of life in these waters, is that there are outings and fishing charters suited to every age, interest - or passion - and ability level. Tofino is situated on the migratory path of most major Salmon runs, while possessing an ocean bottom shelf that provides ample baitfish and habitat for fascinating bottom-fish, including Halibut, Ling Cod and Rockfish. From spring through the beginning of autumn, trolling for Coho and Chinook Salmon (and the occasional Pink, Sockeye, and Chum) for a half or full day is exhilarating, and the chances of spotting wildlife like eagles, seals, or even whales is excellent. While sub-surface trolling is the most popular Tofino fishing method, there's also buck tailing, jigging, mooching, and the unique option of saltwater fly fishing. Sign up for a fly fishing/casting lesson, or charter a boat for some inshore saltwater fishing in the pristine protected waters near Tofino, Vancouver Island.

Saltwater fishing is a big draw in Tofino, but the bounty and challenge of freshwater fishing also attract avid anglers. Savour pristine wilderness amid old growth forest while you catch and release the elusive Steelhead Trout in local rivers through the winter months. Anadromous Cutthroat Trout also swim these waters, from late winter through autumn. And if you're up for it, embark on a West Coast adventure by floatplane to access mountain lakes for Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout, also on a catch and release basis. All of these Tofino fishing options require a fishing license, available online, or with the assistance of the Concierge.

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