In addition to the boat’s amenities, your BC fishing trip includes lifejackets, fishing rods, tackle, bait, fuel, drinking water, and we take care of cleaning and bagging your catch.
If you wish to have your fish processed (e.g. filleted, steaked, smoked, or canned) we can refer you to licenced seafood processors. These processors are also able to package and ship your catch.
High Tide Seafoods
708 Island Highway, Campbell River
St. Jeans Cannery
581 – 11th Ave, Campbell River
1 (866) 754-3191
Clothing. Bring warm, layered clothing to protect you from the sun or the rain as needed. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also essentials. We can provide some rain gear, but for your comfort we suggest you bring your own if possible. If you’re unable to bring appropriate clothing, please contact us ahead of time so we can make sure you’re taken care of.
Food and Drink. Please bring lunch, snacks and drinks appropriate to keep you comfortable and hydrated for the duration of your salmon fishing trip. We do keep water on board, so you may wish to bring a refillable water bottle.
Motion Sickness. If you’re concerned you may become seasick, please plan accordingly. Several remedies are available at most pharmacies, including Gravol and transdermal patches.
Fishing Licence. Each angler will need to purchase a Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence on their BC fishing trip and bring that licence with them. The cost varies depending on your age, where you reside, and the time period covered by the licence. You have to carry a paper copy of your licence with you while fishing, and must record your catch of certain species.
The easiest way to get a licence for Campbell River, BC fishing is to purchase it online here and print it out. If you wish to keep any species of salmon, you also have to purchase a Salmon Conservation Stamp with your licence– don’t forget this part.
There are many hotels, motels, resorts and B&Bs in and around Campbell River.
BC fishing trips are very popular, and Vancouver Island tourism is a considerable industry, particularly in the summer months. While there’s a good variety of accommodations, you may wish to book early for the best selection.
Here are a few links to help you choose the place that suits you best. Contact us if you have any questions.
Combine your BC fishing trip with your other favourite activities. The Campbell River area is an outdoor mecca, one that offers many diverse experiences, including freshwater fishing, mountain biking, hiking, golf, helicopter tours, kayaking, whale watching and grizzly bear tours. There’s some great food around, too.
Check out the following links for Campbell River things to do. Contact us if you’d like particular recommendations.
Outsider Charters Inc. remains fully operational and is taking bookings for the 2021 season.
The health and safety of our clients and community is our top priority. We want to make sure you fully enjoy your fishing trip and stay safe at the same time.
We’ve developed a COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocol in alignment with the guidelines set out by the BC Provincial Health Officer and the Sport Fishing Institute of BC. We will modify our protocols in step with our provincial government’s guidance.
Importantly, we’ve changed our deposit policy so you don’t have to be worried about trip cancellations due to COVID-19.
We’re here to make sure you can still have a great Vancouver Island fishing experience. Give us a call for more details.
Read more about our COVID-19 deposit policy.