• “My family and I enjoyed the Howe Sound Sea Safari offered by Sewell’s Marina immensely! It was a blast seeing the wildlife, hearing the local stories from the guide and the boat ride itself was invigorating while we were tucked into our survival suits against the elements. This is truly an experience I would not want to miss!”

    Gabrielle Loren, West Vancouver, BC
  • “We rented a boat on a beautiful day – they gave us a great route to do for 2 hours. We had so much fun, and got to see the seals on the Pam Rocks, which was a very unique experience. All in all, wonderful, cheery, happy staff, who helped us have such a wonderful experience. I would recommend this to anyone, and has really made the Top 5 things we’ve done whilst here in Canada on our working holiday visa!”

    Annika, Vancouver, BC


  • “Amazing day on the water with our guide. He really knew his stuff and was patient with us as we were new to salmon fishing. We will definitely be back!”

    John, Calgary, AB
  • “I like to confirm our corporate outing was an absolutely amazing success – everybody was impressed & loved it much! I am convinced they still have their smile on their faces…So, many thanks to the team for making my event so perfect!”

    Kerstin, Langenhagen , Germany

Fishing Report

August 17, 2016

August has seen another amazing hatch of anchovy larval. Schools can be seen close to shore and around marinas throughout Howe Sound and into Burrard Inlet. This bodes well for salmon, birds and mammals that enjoy this species as a food source. Fishing over the past couple of weeks has been decent and the biggest inhibitor has been the strong westerly winds making many lucrative fishing locations difficult to fish. However; Coho and Chinook have been present in lower Howe Sound, off the Fraser River and on the West Vancouver waterfront. Some have ventured across to Thrasher Rock and Entrance Island and found success there as well.

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Beautiful Chinook (King) Salmon caught by Dan

Coho in the 5lb range and Chinook in the 20-30lb range. Anchovies and hootchies are definitely the terminal tackle of choice. Depending on the location fishing 40-200 ft has been the winning formula. Anglers should head to Pt. Atkinson at the bottom of the flood tide and make their way to Capilano at the top of the flood tide.

A reminder that Coho with their adipose fin should be released.

Tight lines,

The Sewell’s Team

Remember to get your fishing licenses online at:  https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm



If you wish to retain salmon in any tidal waters:

– You must obtain a complimentary Tidal Water Sport Fishing licence AND purchase a salmon conservation stamp online: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sportfish

– Check daily, possession and size limits and closures online:


– All tidal area closures and recreational fishing limits and restrictions still apply.

– Record your catch on your license if you retain any Chinook.



If you already have a valid Tidal Waters Sport Fishing License, you must carry your license with you and record your catch in ink on your license for the species specified in your license conditions (halibut, lingcod, Chinook salmon).