Ultimate Sport Fishing Frequently Asked Questions

BC Fishing Charter FAQ

Please find below some frequently asked questions for sport fishing on the Fraser River in British Columbia.

How do we get BC fishing licences?
You can purchase a fresh water angling licence from our guides on the day of your charter or purchase a tidal water licence on line here. Recreational Fishing Licence System

Don’t have a car?
Not to worry, we offer airport pick-ups and drop-offs for a very reasonable fee.

Can we get gift certificates?
Gift certificates are a thoughtful gift for any occasion, Father’s day, birthdays or anniversaries. Personalized, made to order certificates are provided for you to include in your gift for that special person. Find more details on the rates page or call for information.

What to bring on our fishing trip?
Since the weather here on the west coast of BC can vary from rain to hot sun, it’s best to wear layered clothing for the day. Bring rain gear if showers are expected. Bring sun glasses and some sun screen lotion and make sure to have your camera along to capture those trophy fish moments.

We include a light snack and non alcoholic refreshment on every fishing charter. We can also supply a box lunch for guests a very reasonable rate. We allow those who would like a couple beers to partake, but we retain the right to end a fishing charter if our guides feel things are getting out of hand.

How many guests per boat?
We like to fish a maximum of four anglers per boat which makes for a comfortable day on the water.

How do I get to departure sites?
See the maps page on our website for directions.

When do we pay for the fishing trip?
A 25% deposit is required when booking your fishing charter. The balance is due at the beginning of the trip and is payable to your guide, unless other arrangements have been made. Payments can be made by Visa, Master card or cash.

Is all fishing gear supplied?
We supply all first class fishing gear for the targeted fish that day, however If you have a lucky fishing rod that you would like to use, feel free to bring it along.

Cancellation policy
A 25% deposit is required on the day you book your fishing charter which holds your preferred dates. This deposit is fully refundable up to 30 days prior to your fishing charter date. Cancellations after that are non refundable or deposit can be used for future fishing charter dates.

Do I need to tip my fishing guide?
Gratuities are always appreciated by our fishing guides. If you are happy with your trip and service, roughly 10% of your total cost is the standard, normally $50 – $100 per day is standard.

How do we take our fish home?
We suggest that you bring a cooler filled with ice in your vehicle, and then at the end of your fishing charter you can transport your catch home. We can also provide you with packaging and shipping of your catch at a reasonable cost.

What time does our guided fishing trip start?
We usually start our fishing charter days at 8:00am but quite often start earlier to get to the prime fishing spots first.