Port Alberni Salmon Fishing is World Class

Outdoor Adventures
The salmon fishing at Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island is second to none and some consider it to be the Salmon Fishing Capital of the World which Campbell River may take exception to. Irrespective of who holds the title, the salmon fishing in Port Alberni is excellent.

Fishing the Alberni Inlet

The Alberni Inlet is a long, narrow inlet extending about 40 km (25 mi) from Barkley Sound on the Pacific Ocean up to Port Alberni.  Seasonally there are large schools of Coho, Chinook and sockeye Salmon.
There is great saltwater fishing in Barkley Sound and the Port Alberni Inlet. Annually the salmon take their spawning journey from the Pacific Ocean up the Alberni Inlet into the Stamp – Somass Rivers to spawn.

River Fishing on Stamp, Sproat or Somass

These three Rivers, Stamp, Sproat and Somass, flow from two large lakes north-west of Alberni, Great Central and Sproat Lakes, and empty into the ocean at the harbour at Port Alberni.
The smaller sized Stamp and Sproat Rivers join to form the larger Somass Riverat the western border of Port Alberni. You can fish steelhead, coho and chinook salmon almost all year round on these rivers.
The Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery is on the Stamp River.

Port Alberni Fishing Charter Operators

Last Cast Guiding
Pat Ahern
Clutesi Haven Marina, Port Alberni BC
Phone: 250-954-8060 Toll Free 1-866-YOU-HOOK (1-866-968-4665)
Silver Charters Salmon Sport Fishing
Doug Lindores
Port Alberni, BC
Toll Free (888) 214-7206 Tel: 250-724-2502  Cell: 250-731-7389
Salmon Eye Fishing
Ucluelet, BC (90 minutes drive from Alberni)
Toll-free at 1-877-777-4344  Vancouver Island: 250-244-1821 From USA 1-719-302-3888

Getting to Port Alberni

From Nanaimo travel north on Highway 19 to Parksville, then take the Highway 4A exit which takes you through Coombs to Port Alberni. About an hours drive from Nanaimo.
You can purchase pictures from Phil Anker Tel: 250-720-5310
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Publisher of Amazing Vancouver Island. Doug grew up in Kamloops and Vancouver. He is also the President of KIAI Angency, an Internet Marketing and Branding agency in Vancouver. He is an avid photographer and you can see his many pix of Vancouver Island on Flickr.

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