Sport FishingSalmon Fishing in Campbell River
Salmon Capital of the World
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Even though Campbell River is billed as the "Salmon Capital of the World", it also has remarkable freshwater fishing with an intricate network of rivers and lakes offering a wide variety of fishing opportunities including steelhead, trout and salmon. Campbell River is truly hard to beat for fishing action and diversity. The abundance of steelhead and trout in our local system is one of our best kept fishing secrets.
For those in the know, our local year-round steelhead fishery with both summer and winter runs is nothing but spectacular. From June to October and again thorugh November to April, these fantastic fighters are one of the most sought after sport fish in the world. They will take a fly, spoon, or artificial egg pattern and put on a dynamic display, taking long runs and making spectacular jumps.
Trout in the area include Sea-Run Cutthroat, Rainbows, and Dolly Vardens. Within an hour drive of Campbell River there are well over a hundred lakes teeming with trout with peak in the spring months (late April to late June). Fly fishing or trolling provides action for any angler. All of this and the seasonal runs of salmon packing the local rivers in the fall, the fishing action is non stop. Fishing in Campbell River, whether saltwater or freshwater is simply unforgettable!