• “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

JUNE 1ST

LOWER MAINLAND SALTWATER FISHING REPORT

 

REGULATION SUMMARY

  • All Chinook in all areas are closed for retention until August 1st
  • Coho (hatchery clipped only) are open for retention minimum 30cm from head to fork of tail
  • Prawn limit has been reduced to 125/ licensed trap
  • All lingcod and Rockfish closed on this side of Georgia Strait
  • Ensure you have a ‘Rockfish Descender’ to return any Rockfish to depth. It is now mandatory to have them.

 

FISHING REPORTS:

 

AREA 28 – HOWE SOUND/ENGLISH BAY

There has been lots of great fishing action in the Howe Sound area. Hole in the wall, Grace Islands, salmon Rock Gower Pt. and Tunstal Bay have all produced nice sized Chinook. The odd coho are starting to show up around the West Vancouver shoreline, but they are far and few between.

DEPTH:     80-120 ft

TACKLE:    Spoons, hoochies and anchovies all seem to be working well

 

AREA 29 – SOUTH BOWEN

Lots of nice action on Chinook and the odd non-hatchery Coho. The Coho just opened on the outside so any 30cm or greater can be kept. Over the next few weeks we will see more show up.

DEPTH:     80-120ft Chinook

                   40-80ft  Coho

TACKLE:    Spoons, hoochies and anchovies all seem to be working well

 

AREA 29/17- TRASHER ROCK

The fishing has been fantastic for Chinook and the odd Coho. The area is closed for Chinook retention but the action is non-stop if you’re lucky to find the bait schools. Keep an eye on weather conditions.

DEPTH:     80-180ft Chinook

                   40-80ft  Coho/Chinook

TACKLE:    Spoons and hoochies are your best option. The fish don’t seem to be that particular.

 

 

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Visit: https://www.sewellsmarina.com/fishing-charters/

 

 

 

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.

 

SALMON REQUIREMENTS

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:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html

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

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

 

ALREADY HAVE A LICENCE?

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).