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.

Fly-fishing experience is not necessary, but fly-casting does require a degree of practice and skill. We recommend a fly-fishing lesson at our trout ponds for beginners prior to this activity. To best enjoy this tour, good physical fitness is required to walk on rocky and uneven riverbanks, wade knee-deep in moving water, climb in and out of the jet boat, and to walk from the jet boat to fishing spots. In low water conditions in the summer months, more extensive hiking to access the fishing spots will be required.

Activity Includes

  • A valid Saltwater Fishing Licence
  • Gourmet Picnic Lunch
  • Instruction and coaching by experienced fishing guides
  • Outdoor Weather Gear
  • Refreshments
  • Safety equipment & top quality fishing gear
  • Spin-casting rods also available

Activity Rates

River Fly FishingDurationRate
River Fly Fishing8 hours$1,720 per tour

Minimum 1 guest; maximum 2 guests. Minimum age: 12 years

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

Due to the remote nature of the tour, there are no washroom facilities available on this trip, just the privacy of the surrounding forest.

Sport Fishing Institute of BC logo

Sonora Resort is a proud Member of the Sport Fishing Institute of BC. We take pride in practising, and teaching our guests, the true BC style of sport fishing. Sonora is proud to promote and encourage catch and release fishing, taking only what we need on our saltwater salmon trips.