About STS & Our Commitment
Quality and Safety
STS Guiding Service has been providing quality fishing charters and vacations since 1994, established by Vic and Teresa Carrao, STS has evolved from a single guide and boat to a team of some of the most skilled, talented and dedicated fishing guides in the Fraser Valley. Year round we carry a Team of angling guides include 4 full time & 4 part time guides who specializing in Sturgeon, Salmon and Fly Fishing. During peak seasons we call upon our associate guides for help and carry as many as 15 full and part time angling guides.
Safety and comfort are of great importance while spending time on any river, Our guides boats are some of the best built boats in the industry and all guides boats are Transport Canada Certified as required by Canadian Law. Our guides are fully licensed by Ministry of Environment, trained and certified by British Columbia St John First Aid, and carry Marine Emergency Duties training. Some guides also carry Small Vessel Operators Proficiency which is required by law for anyone carrying 6 or more passengers.
CEO and head guide Vic Carrao has been an industry leader since the early 90's. Involved in the community, conservation and guiding industry Vic has been instrumental in building the Fraser Valley as a world class fishing destination. Vic is currently a director of the Fraser Valley Angling Guide Association and sits on several working groups dedicated to salmon and sturgeon such as the Sport fishing advisory committee, Sturgeon Technical Recovery Team, Member of the Fraser River Salmon Table and Fraser River Peacemakers. STS Guiding is also committed and supports the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society by tagging thousands of White Sturgeon since 1994. Vic is also involved in the local community of Mission serving the past 6 years as Director of business for the Mission Harbour Authority and chairing the Waterfront improvement committee.
Mission, British Columbia has been named Sturgeon Capital of the World for good reason. More sturgeon are caught & released in Mission than any other part of the Fraser River. In fact 4 of the 6 largest sturgeon caught in recent years have been right outside our front door in Hatzic Flats. Our team of guides fish this area more than any other guide and have become known in the local community as some of the best sturgeon anglers on the river. Mission could also be called salmon capital of the world as millions of salmon migrate past Mission each and every year.
Our office and Fraserview Anglers Retreat is located in our home in Mission's river view community of Hatzic Bench. Our home base is Mission Harbour, the only recreational harbour facility on the Fraser in the non-tidal waters. Our boats our moored at Mission Harbour in the secured docking area. We also have mooring facilities on the Harrison River and offer waterfront pickup at Harrison Hotel and Sandpiper Golf Club. Our strategic mooring facilities, central location and ability to move our boats anywhere in the valley gives us a great advantage.
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