• “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

July 21, 2016

The salmon are back! After a dry week, anglers have had a busy morning on the water. Both Coho and Chinook have been present in lower Howe Sound and on the West Van waterfront. Coho in the 5lb range and Chinook in the 20-25lb range. Anchovies and spoons at depths from 25-55 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


July 5, 2016

Anglers have been heading out trolling for Pacific Salmon and Chinook are still being found in some of the main fishing spots of Howe Sound. Success has been found near in Roger Curtis, Tunstall Bay, Salmon Rock, and Seymour Bay with some Coho showing up in front of the West Van waterfront. Both fish are currently quite shallow, between 25-100 ft. Our guides have found success in the 40-60 ft range with skinny G spoons and anchovies. Chinook sizes are in the low-mid teens with the occasional one in the mid-20s – but lots of undersize, so be sure to release Chinook under 62cm.

This week some nice Chinook have also turned up around the mile marker and Bellbouy – Stay tuned, as it should be an excellent late summer and early fall for Chinook at the mouth of the Fraser!


Tight Lines,

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).






April 4th, 2016

HAPPY SPRING TO ALL! We have been fortunate to have a really good winter fishery going on in Howe Sound. The herring spawn in the North of the sound and around the West side of Bowen Island has kept the springs around and feeding generously on the bait of abundance. This time of year Chinook salmon can grow up to 1cm per month as they feed around the islands, so a fish that is 10lbs, will be 11 or 12lbs in a few weeks! As the end of March approached Hole in the Wall was performing really well for Chinook salmon with many being landed. Spoons seemed to work the best but anchovies were close in line.

As we move more into spring we will fish the following areas

  1. Hutt Island and Tunstall Bay
  2. Defence Islands
  3. The Hole in the Wall
  4. South end of Bowen Island

How are we fishing for Springs?
Trolling with spoons, hootchies, or bait

How deep are the fish?

What else are we doing out there?
Prawning! This is the best time of year to Prawn fish – through until May.


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