Trout fishing in British Columbia. specifically, Vancouver and surrounding area can offer an amazing fishing experience. STS Guiding Service offers daily guided trips as well as more remote adventure trips. We target Cutthroat, and Rainbow trout as well as Bulltrout which are actually a char. Our team of fly fishing guides can offer you a complete experience whether you’re wanting to fly fish for Steelhead, Bull Trout, Kamloops Rainbows or Coastal Cutthroat. We fish the Pitt River, Lillooet River and Harrison River which are all located within 1 hours drive of Vancouver. We also offer teaching trips for those who want to learn how to fly fish.
Peak periods for fly fishing for Trout
River Fly Fishing – Winter Cutthroat & Steelhead, Spring Salmon Fry Hatch, Early Summer Sea-run Trout.
River Fly Fishing for Trout Our fly fishing adventures begin only 40 minutes drive from Vancouver. We fish 7 river systems within 1 hours drive of Vancouver including one of British Columbia’s best-kept secrets. Trout fishing is a year-round fishery with several peak periods when trout fishing is at it’s best. Typically winter and spring offer some good fly fishing opportunities on several river systems, late May to June offers spectacular fly fishing for sea-run trout.
Pitt River – We are lucky enough to have one of British Columbia’s best kept secrets just outside our back door. Located just 40 minutes drive from Vancouver, this isolated location has no road access and is only accessible by Jet Boat. Difficult access means no crowds. The Upper Pitt River is located at the North end of Pitt Lake, the largest tidal lake in North America. The resident trout are all wild stock and this adventure offers an incredibly beautiful landscape so be sure to bring your camera. We offer this experience from mid-May until mid-October.
Trips offered include:
Day Trips, These are full 8 hour days leaving from Grant Narrows providing a great adventure for those wanting to get out fly fishing for the day.
Lillooet River – This river offers a unique opportunity for those looking for adventure. Getting there is half the fun, we either run jet boats across Harrison Lake then jet boat up this narrow shallow river or we fly you in via Helicopter. The Lillooet offers good angling for Cutthroat trout in the spring, rainbows and Dolly Varden Char in Fall, Winter, and Spring. Great wildlife viewing opportunities are available whenever you choose this adventure.
Day trips and remote camping adventures are available and are similar to the Upper Pitt experience.
Lillooet River adventure trips are offered from Mid-September until May. (Tent camps are available in April, September and October only)
This river adventure begins at Harrison Hot Springs located 90 minutes east of Vancouver.
Fraser River, Harrison River, Stave River, Vedder River, Chehalis River
The above-mentioned rivers offer fair to good fishing for a variety of Trout. Mostly winter and spring fly fishing opportunities for small to medium-sized trout although the Vedder & Chehalis both offer good winter fishing for sea-run trout or steelhead as they are better known. We also offer instructional guided fishing on these 5 river systems.
Day Trips – If you’re looking for a day trip out of the city, our river fishing adventures are more suitable. If you can spare an extra day, it’s best to drive out to Mission ( 1 hours drive from Vancouver) spend the night with us and head out at first light. We can offer a variety of fishing opportunities including our private lake located 2 hours north of Mission.
Overnight Camps – Offered from 2 to 7 days offering the full British Columbia wilderness experience. We use comfortable wall tents and supply everything needed to make your camping and fishing adventure a true outdoor adventure. All food and a full-time camp host is provided on these adventures as well as a fishing guide for 8 hours each day. After hours you are welcome to fish a little on your own as you will be camping right along the river bank.
Let us help you plan your next fly fishing holiday adventure, let our many years of experience work for you.
Please call or e-mail us for more information on our trout fishing adventures.