First Time Fishing?
We’ve Got You Covered!
Saltwater fishing in BC’s Great Bear Rainforest includes huge fish with once in a lifetime sightings, from land and sea. It is rugged, wild and loaded with some of the most beautiful and fascinating natural wonders of the world. This coast embodies stunning rugged landscapes and wilderness glamour, while the sea is full of incredible life and intrigue. There is natural beauty with every footstep or every paddle you take. It truly is an experience you will carry with you, forever.
After you hook your first fish, you will need to be ready for a wild performance. You can rest assured, you will have all the confidence in reeling them in as we cheer you on! Our highly experienced guides will make sure you are equipped with the finest in gear and lures that hook. Of course, we can not forget about capturing all those special moments to share later, #ShearwaterBC. You do the reeling, we’ll snap the action-packed photos. Afterward, once we’re back to the resort, we can even fillet, clean and box up your catch to take home for you!
If this is your first time saltwater fishing or first time fishing, you could not have found a better place. We have you covered with everything you will need to land those renowned Pacific Salmon and Halibut. Our local guides will take you to their favourite spots and make sure you are set up and ready for an experience of a lifetime.
When your fishing adventure comes to an end, you’ll leave tired, happy, and pumped for another round next season!
Fishing Licence, BC
When you join us for your saltwater fishing adventure, you will need to have a tidal waters BC fishing license, with salmon stamp. This fishing license can be obtained easily online before your trip.
The online service is user-friendly and takes just a few minutes to complete:
- Fill out the secured online form
- Pay the required fee
- Print your license
Boat Operators Card
Anyone operating a motorized recreational watercraft in Canada, regardless of the length of boat, engine horsepower or age, requires a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. If you wish to guide your own boat, you must be certified before you start your sportfishing adventure at Shearwater.
You can take advantage of our dockside exam for a temporary license or apply online and get a license sent to you through the mail.