Fraser River

Fly Fishing in Canada

Situated in Chilliwack, British Columbia (a one hour and thirty minute drive east of Vancouver), Len’s Sportfishing Adventures has been providing first class guided angling services since 1994. The Fraser River area is a wonderfully diverse fisherman’s paradise offering everything from giant 1,000 lb plus sturgeon to beautiful mountain stream cutthroat trout.


The river is known to have the largest run of salmon in the world including five different species as well as steelhead. If the fishing wasn’t enough the British Columbia scenery is visually stunning whatever the weather, the western side of the Rocky Mountains quickly fall away into the mass that is the Pacific Ocean.

The white sturgeon are by far and away the giants of the Fraser River, fished for in the lower sections of the river using equipment more at home on marlin boats than in fresh water. These fish jump and fight as hard as any out there and can be caught from March through to November. The five species of salmon offer great fishing to both fly fishing and conventional methods from April into November.

The steelhead, a sea run rainbow trout, can be targeted from December through to April and are one of the most exciting species to fly fish for. Throughout the year the upper reaches of the river and its many tributaries offer great fishing for various trout and char species including cutthroat trout and bull trout (a char).

“It was like a scene from jaws!” L.J., UK

A Variety of Accommodations

There is a range of local hotels that offer great accommodation for travelling anglers and non-fishers alike. You can choose to stay in downtown Chilliwack in a full service hotel or go for a traditional British Columbian style bed & breakfast which overlooks the mighty Fraser River. Where ever you decide to stay you will be warmly welcomed and offered great service.

endless non-fishing options

The Chilliwack area of British Columbia offers endless non-fishing options from exhilarating jet boat rides on the river to more sedate hikes and animal viewing. For families there are two local waterparks as well as fantastic white water rafting opportunities. The 12 local wineries also offer a great excursion to try the local tastes of Chilliwack.

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