big game halibut fishing off Vancouver island
Experience the best big game fishing Tofino has to offer!
Halibut are the largest fish in our local waters, often topping 100 pounds. We specialize in all sizes ranging from "chickens" to "barn doors" and we are proud of our reputation as the best halibut fishing company on the West Coast!
Shallow water halibut fishing in 50 - 150 feet of water near shore is the secret. Larger halibut love to prey on octopus and other reef dwellers in shallow waters and we have some of the most productive halibut grounds in Tofino just minutes from our dock.
Large halibut fight extremely well in shallow water, making long, sustained runs and testing the limits of both the angler and tackle. We provide fighting harnesses and belts to help catch these cold water behemoths, and we use circle hooks and IGFA tackle to ensure that we can properly release all breeding females.
Clients are allowed to retain 1 halibut per day, and 2 in possession if fishing more than one day. Please note that all halibut over 50 pounds are females, and new retention laws dictate that all halibut over 60 pounds must be released to preserve the health of the stock.
Halibut fishing is excellent from April to September!
HALIBUT FISHING CHARTER RATES
|Full Day (10hr)||AM Half Day (6hr)||PM Half Day (4hr)|
*Online bookings must be made atleast 24 hours in advance. To make a booking for a time within the next 24hrs please call for availability.
**Make sure you read & understand our booking policies and waiver terms before processing your reservation.
*** Note that seasonal closures occur to protect spawning Halibut, so please consult our office for up to date news on any closures.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
- Each individual who wishes to fish on a saltwater fishing excursion must have a tidal-water sport fishing license. Please purchase and print out your personal fishing license before you leave for your fishing adventure. To purchase a license, visit the Fisheries and Oceans Canada website.
- Please bring full rain gear. We fish rain or shine!
- It is important to remember that it is common to experience some swells at sea. If you are concerned about motion sickness- plan in advance to safe guard against any potential nausea by bringing your favourite brand of anti-nausea medication. Candied ginger and chewing gum can help.
- Please bring any food and beverages you wish for. If you would like us to organize a lunch for you, we would be delighted. Simply call our office at 1-877-906-2326.
CURIOUS ABOUT RECENT FISHING IN TOFINO?
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THREE PERCENT FOR THE FISH!
We implement a 3% surcharge to all fishing charters (both fresh and saltwater) to support local enhancement projects throughout Clayoquot Sound. This initiative ensures that clients have hands on participation in the viability of the resource for generations to come.