Fresh Water Fishing

Most people think of Port Renfrew fishing as an amazing offshore destination but it is blessed with many river valleys coming together to form incredible freshwater fisheries.

Wild Coast Wilderness Resort is situated close to some of the most productive rivers and allows easy access to these remote systems which are home to powerful salmon, wild steelhead and hungry trout in these picturesque rivers. Our fantastic fishing resort has a fully stocked fishing store and you can enjoy large comfortable cabins or lodge suites.

Our Port Renfrew fishing lodge offers unparalleled fishing, spectacular scenery and a wilderness escape that people seek from all over the World. You’ll also enjoy the abundance of river wildlife, such as bears, eagles and maybe even elk herds. 

Our river trips are tailored to suit your needs and provide expertise in fishing for steelhead, salmon, and trout. Learn the art of fly fishing, spey, spinning and float fishing for anyone that is a beginner to seasoned angler.

Our trips specialize in winter steelhead, fall salmon, and spring browns, rainbows, and cutthroats. We have awesome fall fishing for large tackle straining chinook, coho and chum salmon; and custom float or walk-in excursions to remote pristine wilderness rivers. 

Freshwater Fishing Port Renfrew

Wild Coast Wilderness Resort is fortunate to have many systems that are close by; our main rivers are the San Juan, Harris, Gordon, Nitinat and Cowichan. We have large tackle busting river salmon, steelhead and plentiful sea run cutthroats in our home rivers. Venturing to our blue river trout stream, the Cowichan river for our rainbows, cutthroats and brown trout also mixing in some steelhead and salmon is so exciting. The remote wild Nitinat river which is salmon loaded tests our adventurous anglers and is great for black bear watching.

When you think about World class sport angling saltwater and freshwater, Wild Coast Wilderness Resort  should be top on your list!

…like the thrill of your line being tightened by a powerful salmon or wild steelhead and watching your reel scream, as your fish makes endless exhausting runs and aerial jumps!! 

Port Renfrew is a quaint little town, obsessed with fishing.

These freshwater salmon fishing trips on Vancouver Island are more than a fishing adventure, they’re a wildlife spectacle!  

Corporate and Group packages are also available. We will Customize our Service to Fit your Needs!

"A River Never Sleeps"
- Roderick Haig Brown