• “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

October 11th 2019


Season Summary

2019 proved to be another good season on the South Coast and in local Vancouver waters. It started out with some disappointing news from the Department of Fisheries with closures that would affect our fishing area until July 15 2019. During this time however in places like “The Hump” and on the West side of Georgia Strait – Chinook were plentiful! This was catch and release fishing at its finest. Thrilling fights with beautiful salmon! Once the closures were lifted, Pink Salmon started returning and we saw some great days and catches of Pinks. But this was short lived and the returning Chinook fishing picked up around the Bell Buoy and QA marker in mid August. Finally this fall we have seen some great Chinook along the West Vancouver Shoreline and the mouth of the Capilano river. Overall, fishing would be considered average to above average for the year and we had a great time on the water with many guests!


Looking Forward

The fall fishery along the West Vancouver shoreline continues in October. If rain is light and the river level low, fish will continue to stack up until the rains come. This provides some great fishing at the mouth of the Capilano River. Troll herring or anchovies behind a flasher with a glow or chrome teaser. Trolled along the bottom in the 65’-90’ depth range.

Already we have started to see some feeder springs in the Howe Sound foraging areas! These fish are not returning to the rivers for another few years and forage in our local waters. Chromers! Foraging hot spots for feeder springs include the Hole in the Wall, Hutt Island, and Tunstall Bay. Tide usually effects these fish so pay attention to the tides and fish on slack water. Troll small spoons, hootchies or anchovy’s behind a flasher at a depth of 60’-150’.


Our guides are booking up quickly! Plan your fishing trip now!


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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 2019/2020 year.



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).