The Bamfield and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the south shore of Barkley Sound is one of the best areas in the world to fish. On our guided fishing tours, you’ll be able to experience world class Salmon and halibut fishing as well as some of the largest Chinooks you’ve ever seen. For experienced anglers, they love coming to the Barkley Sound because of the opportunities and challenges it presents to catch, “the big one.” Even younger, less experienced anglers will have a great time learning the sport, seeing some unbelievable marine life and developing a new passion for the sea.
Every spring and summer, we charter our boats and provide lodging for people to take an excellent fishing trip. With moorage for 10 boats, there’s always an opportunity to get out on the water. Aside from fishing, whale watching and prawning is another additional opportunity to see some maritime animals in their natural environment, and fresh crabs and prawn are a delicious post-fishing meal. Here’s a look at some of the fish you’ll be able to wrangle in.
Salmon – Both Chinook and Coho Salmon are found in British Columbia. The Chinook is the larger of the two and the largest found on the Pacific coast. They grow up to 150 CM and a maximum weight of 61.4 kg. The Coho is smaller, coming in around a maximum length of 108 cm and weight of 15.2 kg. As the salmon reach adulthood, they move out into the open ocean.
Halibut – A flatfish, halibut live in both the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans. People love to eat halibut, and they are highly regarded for this reason. It’s the largest flat fish, averaging 11–13.5 kg, but some fish halibut have even come in above 200 KG! They are gray-black on the top side with an off-white underbelly and have very small scales invisible to the naked eye embedded in their skin.
The fishing season and milder temperatures are about to hit. Call us to get a piece of these fish and visit the Imperial Eagle Lodge.