Spin, drift or fly-fish just minutes from Vancouver in the vast Fraser River system. Fly or boat into Pitt River Lodge for a weekend of guided fly-fishing, jet boat to remote angling spots on the Lillooet River, or follow a day of salmon fishing with a spa treatment at Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa.
For a real challenge, try landing a giant white sturgeon, North America’s biggest freshwater fish. These massive prehistoric beasts – which can leap clear out of the water when hooked – can grow to be more than 3m/10ft long and can tip the scales at more than 500kg/1,100lb. Professional sturgeon fishing guides, including Aqua Ventures and Great River Fishing Adventures in Chilliwack, STS Guiding Services in Mission and the BC Sportfishing Group in Harrison Hot Springs, support a sustainable catch-and-release sturgeon fishery.