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.

We target winter steelhead, fall salmon, and spring browns, rainbows and cutthroats. We have awesome fall fishing for large tackle straining chinook, coho and chum salmon. We are happy to offer both custom jet, 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 and Gordon. We also venture to the nearby Cowichan river which is heavily trout populated and the remote Nitinat which is an exceptional area 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