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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 28, 2016

Outlook Another week of heavy rain but all is not doom and gloom. The rain has made condition challenging but for winter river fisherman when you follow the water levels, every bump of water will bring windows of brilliant fishing. Early in the week we saw one of these windows. The boys were putting up good numbers float fishing and fly fishing for steelhead on the Vedder, and we had some great reports from the Squamish and Stave trout fisheries when the water came down from last weekend’s blow out. Most of our rivers blew out mid week and with more rain in the forecast they will be probably be blown out into the weekend but keep your eyes on the river levels. When the…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 22, 2016

Outlook This week was a major week for weather. We saw big dumps of rain and in some cases snow. Yesterday saw the largest amount of precipitation and most of our rivers blew out. Mixed in with the classic Vancouver weather we had some windows of great fishing. Before the river went out we had solid Vedder – Chilliwack river fishing reports. Float fisherman and fly fisherman were stacking up numbers and our inbox is loaded with great steelhead pictures. On Thursday the river was too coloured to fish effectively but the weather for the weekend looks good and she should come into shape. Check out the report Dimitri put together below and if you have been on the fence about booking a guided trip…

Pacific Angler Is Hiring – Retail Sales Associate

Pacific Angler Retail Sales Associate Job Title: Retail Sales Associate Location: Vancouver, BC Job Type: Full-time and part-time positions available To Apply: Email your resume with cover letter in PDF format to Pacific Angler Operations Manager, Kathryn Sharp. Kathryn@pacificangler.ca. Please indicate the specific position you are applying for (full or part-time) in the subject line and in your cover letter. Pacific Angler – About us Pacific Angler is Vancouver’s largest and most energetic, full service fishing pro shops. Our staff are avid, lifetime fishermen with a vast range of experience on rivers, lakes and ocean with a special love for and focus on British Columbia. General Summary: The Retail Sales Associate position is responsible for providing an unparalleled shopping experience by delivering legendary customer service…

Just In – Important DFO Announcement: Fishing Closures Effective August 15, 2015

DFO ANNOUNCES CLOSURE Current run size estimates of Fraser River Summer Run sockeye salmon combined with record water temperatures in the Fraser River have resulted in no allowable harvest and a conservation concern. The Department’s priorities are to ensure that there is sufficient sockeye returning to the spawning grounds. Subject: FN0859-RECREATIONAL – Salmon – Area 29 (Fraser River Mouth) and Tidal Fraser River: – Immediate Closure of all Salmon Fishing Effective at 23:59 Friday, August 14, 2015 until further notice, fishing for salmon is not permitted in Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 and the tidal waters of the Fraser River. Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 are those waters also known as the banana. The tidal waters are those waters of the Fraser River…

Vancouver Chinook Classic

VANCOUVER CHINOOK CLASSIC New name, new date, new location – same great derby! The 4th Annual Vancouver Chinook Classic Catch and Release Derby is fast approaching. There is still time to register for your chance to win over $50,000 in cash and prizes! The Vancouver Chinook Classic is the premier catch and release salmon fishing event hosted annually in Vancouver. With a new location, based out of the new marina at the amazing Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond derby entrants will be much closer to the mouth of the Fraser and be able to enjoy the amenities of the hotel throughout the tournament. Held one week earlier to maximize on this year’s big chinook return, this two day event awards the largest cash prize of any fishing…

Book Your Summer Salmon Trip Today!

August is almost upon us and so are the Fraser River chinook salmon! As we head out on the water in August our guides will be focusing on the large chinook salmon completing their migration to the Fraser River.  The peak of the Fraser River chinook migration is the middle of August! We still have great availability for this time period and throughout August. While many are out chasing down chinook, don’t forget coho fishing is also great this time of year and 2015 is a pink year so there is lots of action out in the harbour. August is the month to get your family, or friends on the water. This is one of our favourite times of the year to be on the…

Learn How with Pacific Angler – April Course Listings

April is here and we have one of our busiest months of courses!  Don’t miss out on your chance to learn something new or brush up on a few skills.    These classes sell out quickly!  Don’t hesitate, call the shop to sign up today – 604.872.2204. INTRODUCTORY FISHING COURSES INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING This course was specifically designed to give the new fly fisher the basic knowledge, casting skills and fly fishing strategies to effectively fish our local BC waters. This course is comprised of two sessions; 3hr evening seminar and a 3hr casting session. The dates below show the seminar date first and casting date second. Cost: $125.00 Seminar:  April 8, 6:30pm – 9:30pm Casting:  April 12,  10am – 1pm or 2pm -5pm INTRODUCTION…

Join Our Team – Pacific Angler is Hiring!

Pacific Angler Retail Sales Associate Job Title: Retail Sales Associate Location: Vancouver, BC Job Type: Full-time and part-time positions available To Apply: Email your resume with cover letter in PDF format to Pacific Angler Operations Manager, Kathryn Sharp. Kathryn@pacificangler.ca. Please indicate the specific position you are applying for (full or part-time) in the subject line and in your cover letter. Pacific Angler – About us: Pacific Angler is Vancouver’s largest and most energetic, full service fishing pro shop. Our staff are avid, lifetime fishermen with a vast range of experience on rivers, lakes and ocean with a special love for and focus on British Columbia. General Summary: The Retail Sales Associate position is responsible for providing an unparalleled shopping experience by delivering legendary customer service…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 13, 2015

OUTLOOK Batten down the hatches; it looks like another storm is on the way. A big rain is always welcome at this point in the season but we’re hoping it’s not too much to make the rivers unfishable. With any luck it won’t blow them out and we expect a good bump of steelhead in all productive systems.  Bull trout and cutthroat anglers should also welcome the rain. If the water doesn`t get too dirty we can expect a good number of aggressive fish hunting salmon fry over the next week. On the saltwater, winter chinook fishing has been consistent over the last week and we should see another 2-3 weeks of productive fishing. We will start seeing a transition to fishing off the south…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 27, 2015

OUTLOOK As we head into March we’re looking at another week of sun and warmer than average temperatures. With little to no precipitation in the long range forecast we expect things to be low and clear on our local rivers. So be sure to adjust your tackle to match the conditions and check out this week’s freshwater reports for some tips. Out on the saltwater we have had another week of excellent winter chinook fishing so things are looking great for next week, especially with the warm sunny days that are predicted. We have some gale force warnings today, so be sure to check the marine forecast before you hit the water. March brings a lot of exiting events and courses to Pacific Angler. We…

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