River Fly Fishing

British Columbia’s coast boasts a network of remote and pristine trout and salmon-bearing rivers. Our experienced freshwater guides will bring you to the Phillips River by boat to access some beautiful stretches of water. Where possible, we use our 18ft jet boat to travel up the lower river, and other times we travel along the river road in our vehicle, and hike through lush old forest to reach our best fishing holes.

Solely catch and release, fishing opportunities change with the seasons, making different species available at different times. In the spring months, we target Rainbow and Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden. When the salmon arrive in summer, we seek Pink and Coho salmon. We schedule the optimal time to head out based on river water levels, weather and tidal conditions.

Good physical fitness is required to walk on rocky and uneven river banks, wade knee-deep in moving water, climb in and out of the jet boat, and to walk from the jet boat to fishing spots. Due to the remote nature of the Philips River, there are no washroom facilities available on this trip, just the privacy of the surrounding forest. In low water conditions in the summer months, more extensive hiking to access the fishing spots will be required.

Activity Includes

  • Casting instruction and coaching
  • Simms breathable waders & boots
  • Flies or lures, leaders, tippet etc.
  • Spin-casting rods also available
  • Sage fly fishing rods & Abel reels
  • Refreshments
  • Gourmet Picnic Lunch
  • Outdoor Weather Gear

Activity Rates

River Fly FishingPer TWO Persons
8 hours (6 hours fishing, plus travel time)$1,440

Rates do not include GST and carbon surcharges. All taxes, fees and surcharges are subject to change without prior notice.