• “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 2 2019


Chinook** Salmon – Opening July 15 2019


The south end of Bowen on the Hump and the Slash has been the most productive spot over the last week. We are seeing some nice Coho and Chinook from this area. The hook up depth has been 30-60’ on anchovies, small spoons, and hootchies. For Coho in this area, chartreuse colored hootchies and flashers will get the job done!

If weather permits, there are some Coho along the West Vancouver shoreline now as well! 60-90’ on small spoons or hootchies trolled behind a flasher.

In the coming weeks we will start to see some Pink Salmon show up – this should be a good sized run and if the y get stacked in we’ll have some fun fishing the Bell Bouy, Mcnab Creek, Furry Creek, and possibly Porteau cove – We’ll have to see what the run does and the weather will play a big role on how the fishery goes!

When Chinook opens on July 14th the retention limit will be 1 Chinook per licence per day and a retention limit of 2 on a multi day outing.


Our guides are getting booked up for the balance of season , so if you want to get in on some summer salmon fishing – it’s time to book!!


**  Queen Charlotte Strait and Johnstone Strait in Area 12 (excluding Subarea 12-14) and Strait of Georgia – North (Areas 13 to 17, 28, portions of 29 (29-1 and 29-2)

  • Apr. 1 to Jul. 14, chinook non-retention
  • July 15 to Aug. 29, 1 chinook per day
  • Aug. 30 to Dec. 31, 2 chinook per day

Strait of Georgia – South and Juan de Fuca Strait Area 18, Subareas 19-3 to 19-12, Subareas 29-3 to 29-5, 29-8 and Subareas 20-3 to 20-7

  • Apr. 1 to Jul. 31, chinook non-retention
  • Aug. 1 to Aug. 29, 1 chinook per day (with option for terminal fisheries)
  • Aug. 30 to Dec. 31, 2 chinook per day

























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

Annual licenses expire on March 31st from the 2016/2017 year. Get your 2017/2018 ones before heading out!



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).