Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
For both recreational and hardcore anglers, fishing on the Fraser River is one of Mission's great pleasures.
Mission has been dubbed the "Sturgeon Capital of the World," as the river teems with this huge, prehistoric fish species. There's also world-class salmon and trout fishing in the Mission area.
Sturgeon fishing is a year-round attraction on the Fraser River, although the peak times are spring and fall. Sturgeon are a true test of strength for fishers. Covered in bony plates, they weigh anywhere from 27kg/60lb to 136kg/300lb and range in length between 120cm/4ft and 180cm/6ft. The oldest recorded sturgeon lived to be nearly 160 years old.
In Mission, the dyke on the Fraser River between Harbour Park and Dewdney Slough is a prime area for anglers to reel in sturgeon.
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