|Port Alberni, Bamfield Salmon & Halibut Fishing
|July 15 - September 10|
|August 15 - September 20|
|July 15 - August 10|
|June - July|
|June 15 - July 20|
|September 20 - October 20|
We fish Vancouver Island, B.C.! Enjoy Salmon & Halibut fishing charters in beautiful
British Columbia Canada!
We invite you to join us on a professionally guided salmon & Halibut fishing charter with
Last Cast Guiding, located in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island British Columbia. We offer
guided fishing charters to West Coast Vancouver Island BC salmon fishing locations
such as Port Alberni, Bamfield, and Barkley Sound. We can customize your fishing trip. If
you are looking to do some salmon fishing in Port Alberni BC, we are your choice for
salmon fishing charters. Here's why you should consider booking your charter with us:
(Please purchase your fishing license prior to your trip)
Our charter vessel named “Last Cast” is a 2003, Grady White 265 Express. She is
equipped with a comfortable cuddy cabin and stand up head (washroom with flush toilet),
for your comfort. This is a heavy off shore fishing machine with twin new 225 Suzuki 4
stroke power, and a large comfortable deck and seating. Our vessel is without question
the best equipped Charter Boat in Port Alberni and Bamfield. We service Port Alberni
Canal, Bamfield, Ucluelet, Barkley Sound and the Broken Islands. Why fish with other
fishing charter operators who have small uncomfortable boats and lower quality tackle,
when you can fish the best.
Last Cast - there is a lot in a name. Our Vessel and Charter Company are named after my
steelhead fishing exploits - many times we tell guests to put in one "last cast" and it often
results in a fish. That little extra effort often pays off. We believe in fishing hard for you
right down to the "last cast".
We run both full and half day guided salmon fishing charters in the Alberni Canal.
Charters to the Bamfield, Ucluelet and Barkley Sound areas are within an easy one hour
run from our home marina in Port Alberni. Our interest is in seeing you catch fish, and if
fishing is slow we work hard right down to the last cast for you.
Depending upon your interests, we can either target calm inlet fishing for maximum
comfort or offshore salmon and halibut fishing for even the most hard core fisher.
Fish can be cleaned and packaged for transport anywhere in the world through our
partnership with St. Jeans Cannery in Nanaimo Vancouver Island BC.
We are CTAG, Certified Tidal Angling Guide qualified, meaning we have been
independently certified as safe and knowledgeable fishing guides.
Fishing Charter Packages
Economy Trips (motel, plus top quality fishing) starting from $200 per
person for 4 - 6 hours fishing in the Alberni Canal. Deluxe Trips for a full
day fishing and top quality lodge accommodation starting from $350 per
person. See our packages web page for details.
Port Alberni - Vancouver Island, B.C.
June 15 to July 31 Sockeye Salmon enter the Alberni Canal on their way to the
Stamp/Somas River. Sockeye are the most tasty of all salmon, and are highly prized.
Sockeye can be finicky fish, and can at times be challenging for anglers to entice to bite,
so it helps to hire a knowledgeable guide. Fortunately we have developed techniques for
enticing Sockeye to bite.
August 10 to September 20 Chinook Salmon enter the Alberni Canal just minutes from our
marina in Port Alberni. Trophy King salmon (Chinook) offer anglers a unique fishery for
these large monsters, with the peak of the run returning near the Labour Day Long
Weekend – just in time for the famous Port Alberni Salmon Festival and Derby which runs
the entire long weekend. Coho Salmon enter the Alberni Canal in late August, September
and early October.
Our guided Salmon Fishing Charter rates are based on either ½ day (5 hours) or full day
(8 hours) trips. For halibut & salmon fishing trips to the Bamfield and Ucluelet areas we
will charge the full day rate. Our Charter Rates are based on a day rate that covers the
cost of boat, guide, fuel, tackle and bait. Please note that our trips count fishing time not
running time. Unlike some operators, our interest is in maximizing your fishing trip so the
charter rates track actual fishing time and do not include travel time.
Bamfield - Offshore Halibut/Chinook/Coho Charters:
You can enjoy salmon and halibut fishing Bamfield without the 2 hour drive on a rough and
dangerous gravel road. We can get you to the fishing in Bamfield comfortably by boat in
1 hour from Port Alberni. So if you would rather ride in our boat than drive to Bamfield we
can arrange pick up and drop off to/from Port Alberni for $100 return when booking a 2
day or more charter. The trip down the Alberni Canal is scenic, adding to your adventure.
We offer accommodation and fishing charter packages from Bamfield, with passenger
pick up and drop off via boat in Port Alberni for your convenience. All inclusive packages
(food, fishing, lodging) starting as low as $400 per person, per day based on 4 anglers.
General Charter Offerings:
Please call or e-mail for in-season rate quotes. Rates will vary
depending upon cost of fuel in-season. Book early for best rates
Note: Children under 12 - no additional charge for more than 4 guests - we like families!
Bamfield & Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada
May – August we offer salmon and halibut trips. Offshore trips for halibut are best timed
to take place in June and July. We offer convenient service by boat to Bamfield, which is
one hour by boat from Port Alberni - saving you the 1.5 hour drive over difficult gravel
road. We can arrange overnight accommodation in Bamfield for off shore fishing trips
over 2 or more days. As Chinook (Kings) move closer to the Alberni Canal in July and
August, we begin targeting the Barkley Sound area and Broken Islands. This area can be
an exciting place to view wildlife such as Whales, Sea Lions and Eagles to round off your
fishing adventure. The Broken Islands offer the true West Coast BC wildlife tour &
salmon fishing experience in relatively calm protection from the offshore swells.
2013 Fishing Reports
Fishing can change from day to day making posting accurate fishing reports a challenge.
We are happy to talk to you about the fishing, so we encourage you to call or e-mail for
reports. For more up to date reports and booking information please call us toll free or e-
Salmon Outlook for 2013, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada
Projections for west coast Vancouver Island Chinook (King Salmon) are for better run
abundance as compared to the 2012 season which was an average season. Catch limits
are 2 chinook per day with a total possession limit of 4 per angler. There is a large
number of 3 year old Columbia River Chinook/Kings expected for the 2013 season which
will translate to strong off shore Chinook fishery from Bamfield.
Coho (Silvers) are expected to be normal run strength, with the catch limits ranging from
2 to 4 per day depending upon which area you are fishing. Starting Aug 1 there will be up
to 4 coho retention in certain areas of Barkley Sound and the Alberni canal.
Sockeye salmon are expected to be similar in abundance to 2012 which was a huge
year...so there will be fishing openings for Sockeye.
For more information regarding fishing charter packages, visit the Packages page.
|Contact Pat Ahern by|
Phone: (250) 954-8060 1-866-YOU-HOOK toll free (1-866-968-4665)
|Great Salmon Fishing in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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