Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
Fabulous fishing is a trademark of Maple Ridge, just like its next-door neighbour, Pitt Meadows.
Just 45 minutes east of Vancouver, this rural community nestles on the banks of the Fraser River, which abounds with huge sturgeon and salmon. For freshwater fishing, fishers can turn to local lakes to reel in rainbow trout, cutthroat, and other fish.
Fishing in Local Rivers
Five Types of Salmon
The Fraser River, Pitt River, and Harrison River are all great bets for reeling in big salmon in this world-class fishing region. There are five major types of salmon that can be caught here at different times of the year: chinook, chum, pink, sockeye, and coho. Chinook, also known as "king salmon," can weigh more than 18kg/40lbs apiece. The best salmon fishing is typically between June and November.
Sturgeon fishing is a year-round attraction on the Fraser River, although the peak times are spring and fall.