Google+ Preview Image
15° C
20C / 8C
19C / 9C
19C / 11C
18C / 11C
Light rain shower
14C / 9C
Live Tofino Webcam

Saltwater & Freshwater Fishing

Tofino is home to some of British Columbia's best saltwater and freshwater fishing opportunities.

Local fishing guides will provide a memorable experience for any fishing fanatic, whether out on the waters of Clayoquot Sound fishing for Chinook, Coho Salmon or Halibut or tackling a remote lake or stream in the Tofino area in search of Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout or Steelhead.

The waters surrounding Tofino offer anglers some of the finest year round fishing opportunities available on the coast of British Columbia. Saltwater anglers can target Chinook and Coho Salmon, halibut, bottom fish, and Dungeness crabs in the protected waters of Clayoquot Sound and offshore on the highly productive continental shelf. Dockside processing is available and your fish can be shipped home for you if you like. Fresh water anglers can immerse themselves in the beauty of the local mountains while searching for Trout and Steelhead in remote lakes and rivers. This catch and release experience is one to be remembered. Whether you are an avid angler or just want to give fishing a try Tofino is a fantastic place to be on the water.

Local Fishing Guides...

We recommend several companies in Tofino for your fishing adventure. Check out their websites for detailed information on the specific sport fishing opportunities they each offer:

  • Bobby Kimoto Charters
    ...born in Tofino, Bobby is one of the areas most experienced saltwater fishing guides with over 22 years of professional local guiding. Bobby will share four generations of local fishing knowledge and history with you on your fishing excursion and will make your Tofino adventure a positive and memorable experience. Specializing in custom tailored excursions for groups of all sizes and ages.
  • Clayoquot Ventures Tofino Fishing
    ...has a fleet of fully guided, insured and certified vessels and has hosted private charters for ardent anglers and novices alike since 1996. A full service fishing outfitter, Clayoquot Ventures operates from their Fly and Tackle/Booking location on Campbell Street as you drive into Tofino. Chinook (Kings) and Coho Salmon, Halibut and Cod make up the bounty of your unforgettable fishing experience. Comfortable and fully equipped offshore vessels feature covered cabins, toilets and open back decks and their Inshore vessel is the perfect set up for a day of protected water fishing with the Fly or Light Tackle. Groups of 2-32 welcome or if you are traveling on your own, ask about shared charter options.
  • Cleanline Sportfishing
    ... offers fully guided and outfitted charters, combining local knowledge and passion for the sport with attention to comfort and safety of the clients. Experiences can be fully customized for all ages and ability levels. Focus on best environmental and ethical fishing practices. Company offers off-shore salmon & halibut fishing, wilderness river fishing and saltwater fly fishing experiences, as well as a more relaxed eco fishing educational adventure that is ideal for families. Vessel is Transport Canada approved and has it's own toilet facilities.
  • Tofino 1st Class Fishing
    ...join local fishing legend Bjorn Banke on board a 31ft, 11ft wide, 500 hsp Boston Whaler Conquest for 'The Ultimate Tofino Fishing Experience'. Truly 1st class, Bjorn grew up on little Beck Island in the heart of Claypquot Sound and has been fishing with his father since birth. A note from the captain... “Today my wife and I support our 3 children with Tofino 1st Class Fishing. I try to take good care of people, be on time, and keep the boat and bathroom in good working order. I try to empathize with each group to understand both expectations and general needs. In other words you couldn't be in better hands.”
  • Tofino Fish Guides
    ...offers premium saltwater charters and unique freshwater fishing experiences with a focus on providing clients with exemplary customer service. Tofino Fish Guides takes pride in operating luxury vessels and high quality fishing equipment. Company supports salmon enhancement and habitat protection.