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Hosted Sturgeon Fishing Canada Fishing The Fraser River

Tour Code CAN008

Sportquest Exclusive Week

This exclusive Sportquest-hosted trip ventures into the Canadian wilderness to the famous Fraser River on the country’s West Coast. It’s here where our BC Sturgeon fishing tour gets located, just a stone’s throw from the river and some of the best fishing.

Traditionally, when you think about fishing in Canada, your thoughts will naturally drift towards two things: fly fishing for Pacific Salmon and bait fishing for the Giant White Sturgeon. Our hosted BC Sturgeon fishing trip focuses on the latter and is based around battling with these enormous river dinosaurs that can grow to weigh over 1000lb. If they’ve always been a species on your bucket list and you’re a solo traveller, pair of friends or even a small group, our hosted trip is perfect for you.

All of the fishing is based exclusively on the famous Fraser River, which provides the last healthy wild stocks of this prehistoric species on the planet. Anglers travel from worldwide to wet a line on this renowned waterway to battle these beasts, among the largest freshwater fish found anywhere globally, known for their sheer size, strength and acrobatic fighting displays.

Our host will be with you throughout the trip, helping you with the fishing, tackle and techniques, as well as navigating all airports and transfers on your journey. The trip caters for seven rods and our host.

Fishing The Fraser River

As a country, Canada is home to the world’s most significant proportion of freshwater lakes and has over 47 rivers of at least 600 kilometres in length – of which the mighty Fraser River is one; in fact, the Fraser is the longest in British Columbia, rising at Fraser Pass in the Rocky Mountains and flowing for over 1,300 kilometres into the Strait of Georgia just south of the City of Vancouver.

As well as being known as an outstanding river for fly fishing for all five species of Pacific Salmon (Chinook, Chum, Coho, Pink, Sockeye) and Steelhead, it’s the largest producer in Canada; it’s indeed known for its first-class Sturgeon fishing. This great waterway is famed among the angling community for its excellent populations of fish and is considered by many as the premier destination on the planet.

Thanks to the fantastic work of the non-profit Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society (FRSCS), the fish in the river have been allowed to thrive, and the river now offers the last healthy wild stocks of this prehistoric species on the planet. Our partners at BC Sportfishing Group work closely with the society to ensure these fish are protected and looked after – as you’d expect, all fishing is strictly catch and release, and all fish are tagged and recorded.

How To Catch Sturgeon

At our BC Sturgeon Fishing destination, the lodge has a fleet of over twenty boats which anglers fish from, ranging from 20 to 24ft in length, with all modern amenities, including full tops and heaters, for comfort and safety. Their range jet boats have stood the test of time and are the perfect vessels to fish from and for navigating the waters of the Fraser River. All tackle is supplied onboard with quality rods and reels from Shimano and end tackle from Gamakatsu, Power Pro, and Kodiak Swivels, to mention just a few.

The fishing style on the river is all based around ledgering from anchor and watching and waiting for one of the mighty residents to take an interest in your bait. Baits vary depending on the time of year but include Salmon, Roe (Chinook and Chum eggs can be most productive) and Pike Minnows. The latter is a popular choice because it’s considered an invasive, heavily impacting the Salmon species. As the trip is hosted and fully guided you don’t need to worry about what bait to use or when, as your guides and host will advise you and help you every step of the way, allowing you to concentrate purely on the fantastic fishing on offer.

About The White Sturgeon

Sturgeon are one of the largest freshwater fish in the world and can grow to over 10ft in length and half a tonne in weight. A gentle prehistoric giant, they have no teeth but harbour immense power and speed and can peel 200 yards of line off the spool in seconds. They are famed for their acrobatic fighting displays and can be compared to any big game sportfish, often referred to as the ‘Poor Mans Marlin’. Fights can vary from a few minutes to a few hours, and more often than not, the boats will up anchor and follow the fish around the river. Many of our customers who have fished for them are overwhelmed by their sheer size, power and aerial displays; when a big fish launches from the water, it’s a sight to behold and one of the most impressive visions in angling.

Note: We have worked with our suppliers and are now able to included all fishing licences (Salmon and Sturgeon) as part of the package, meaning you haven’t got to worry about purchasing them on arrival.

Hosted Sturgeon Fishing

This exclusive Sportquest Holidays trip is hosted by one of our experienced hosts and is ideal for solo anglers, pairs of friends and even small groups. Our team of hosts are hugely experienced as both hosts and fishing guides and are well travelled, taking trips of customers around the world and fishing in a wide array of different environments.

From tropical bluewater popper fishing in Panama and Costa Rica to picturesque deepwater Norwegian fjords to the rugged mountainous riverscapes of India. All have been fishing for their entire lives, and most have been hosting trips for us for over ten years, guiding hundreds of customers over this time, helping many land new PBs and tick items off their bucket lists. As well as being on hand to help with the fishing, they will be with you throughout the trip, helping you navigate the airports and transfers.

As well as our host, on this trip, you’ll be well looked after by the guides at the lodge, of which there are nearly twenty, who are passionate, experienced and knowledgeable. They take pride in their work and ensure every trip is a lasting memory, making this trip perfect for those looking to experience Sturgeon fishing for the first time and those well-travelled and already passionate about the species.

Accommodation

Our hosted Sturgeon fishing trip to British Columbia in Canada is based on seven rods and our host, fishing from two jet boats and staying at the beautiful Harrison Hot Springs Resort.

Situated close to Harrison Lake Beach Park, the resort offers over 350 rooms, each with comfortable beds, shower/bath combinations and hairdryers, 42-inch TVs with satellite channels, coffee/tea makers, heating and housekeeping.

On-site, it also features the Healing Springs Spa, where you can enjoy various treatments, a nine-hole golf course, bar, gym, two restaurants and five swimming pools, two indoor and three outdoor. It’s located a stone’s throw from the Fraser River, plus a host of hiking and biking trails.

Food & Drink

At Harrison Hot Springs Resort, breakfast and lunch (on all fishing days) are included. Two restaurants are on-site for evening meals: the Copper Room and the Lakeside Cafe. There are also various dining options, just a short walk or taxi journey away. If you fancy a few drinks in the evening to chat about ‘the ones that got away’, there is also a well-stocked bar on site.

A TRIP SUITABLE FOR ALL

Our hosted Sturgeon fishing trip to British Columbia in Canada is open to all, including single anglers, pairs of friends, small groups and non-angling companions. Thanks to the beautiful Harrisons Hot Springs Resort and its excellent array of activities, plus the breathtaking Canadian scenery, non-angling companions will always have things to see and do. If your non-angling companion would like to accompany you for a whole week of fishing, that is fine, too.

To learn more about our packages at BC Sturgeon Fishing Canada, visit our YouTube channel.

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Itinerary

Tailor-made Holidays

The below itinerary is flexible should you wish to lengthen or shorten your trip with additional or fewer fishing days; we can tailor the below itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

Day 1:

Depart Any international Airport (See Details)

Arrive 
Vancouver

After you have picked up your luggage and cleared customs, a representative from BC Sturgeon Fishing will meet you. You will then be transferred via private car to the amazing Harrison Hot Springs Resort, which is the hotel we have chosen to use on the guided trip. The resort is the perfect base for an amazing holiday and is a great location for anglers wishing to bring their non-angling partners. We can also add on extra days at the end of the holiday if you wish to spend a few days taking in the amazing non-fishing activities that can be done.

Once you have checked in to the hotel and shown up to your room, you can then either relax in your room or why not head down to the excellent hot springs pool and take in the surroundings.

Overnight Accommodation: Harrison Hot Springs Resort (Twin rooms) B/B

Days 2 to 4: Fishing Days

Around 07:45 am (pick-up times are very flexible) your guide will pick you up from your accommodation and drive to the river for 8 hours of guided fishing. You can have breakfast in the resort or pick something up on the way. Our guides in British Columbia are passionate, experienced and knowledgeable. They take pride in their work and ensure every trip is a lasting memory.

Each day, while out fishing, four rods will be used. It’s the group’s choice of how they work the rods, we recommend taking turns on the rods as normally a couple of rods will always out fish the other rods so everyone will then get a chance of catching.

Overnight Accommodation: Harrison Hot Springs Resort (Twin rooms) B/B

Days 5 to 7: Fishing Days

Each day on the way to new and exciting fishing spots, you will experience some of the most stunning scenery Canada has to offer, and you may even spot a bear or two. All your fishing tackle is included in your package, so there is no need to bring anything with you. If you want to try a day of Salmon fishing, just let your guide know the night before (subject to season).

Overnight Accommodation: Harrison Hot Springs Resort (Twin rooms) B/B

Day 8:

After checking out of the Harrison Hot Springs Resort, a representative will be waiting to transfer you back to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home. The time will be arranged with you the day before, ensuring you have plenty of time to get sorted and ready.

Depart Vancouver

Day 9:

Arrive Home

FISHING Seasons

The season runs from September to October.

Sturgeon

Season: March to November
Peak: September to October
Weight: 30lb to 1000lb
Average Weight: 100lb

Chinook Salmon

Season: June to October
Peak: July to August
Weight: 15lb to 60lb
Average Weight: 25lb

Coho Salmon

Season: September to December
Peak: September
Weight: 5lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 10lb

Chum Salmon

Season: October to December
Peak: November
Weight: 5lb to 30lb
Average Weight: 10lb

Pink Salmon

Season: September to October
Peak: September
Weight: 2lb to 5lb
Average Weight: 3lb

Sockeye Salmon

Season: August to September
Peak: August
Weight: 3lb to 8lb
Average Weight: 5lb

Steelhead

Season: All Year
Peak: August
Weight: 5lb to 30lb
Average Weight: 12lb

Package Details

Prices from
£3,943
per person

Included

  • All international flights
  • All transfers
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Lunch on fishing days
  • Access to a professional guide
  • State of the art Jetboat
  • 6 days of guided fishing
  • Bait and tackle
  • Canadian taxes
  • Sportquest Holidays host
  • All fishing licences (Sturgeon & Salmon)

Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Personal items
  • Canadian eTA
  • Evening meals
  • Local tips

Optional extras

  • Alternative flights with British Airways
  • Flight upgrades
  • Single Room upgrades
  • Add on Holiday at the end
  • Bringing non anglers

Price Supplements

As this is a Sportquest Hosted holiday there are no solo angler supplements. If you would like to upgrade your room to a single room please contact a member of the Sportquest holidays team who can advise you on an up to date price

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Dates, Prices & Availability

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently.

From To Duration Price Availability
05/10/2024 13/10/2024 9 £3,943 Sold Out
04/10/2025 12/10/2025 9 £4,152 Enquire Now

Price Notes

Prices are based on seven adults sharing transfers, four people per boat for fishing and twin rooms for accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharges.

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Alternative destinations

Fraser River Lodge Canada

Fraser River Lodge, nestled on the shore of the mighty Fraser River in British Columbia, is the perfect location to spend a relaxing week's holiday while being surrounded by some of the world's best scenery and wildlife. Choose between Sturgeon, Salmon, or Wilderness Fishing. We can customise your fishing trip around your favourite style of fishing.

Sturgeon Fishing Canada

Our British Columbia Sturgeon fishing tour provides travelling anglers the chance to fish for the mighty White Sturgeon on the Fraser River. These prehistoric river dinosaurs can grow to over 10ft in length and half a tonne in weight, and provide one of the most exciting freshwater fishing challenges on the planet.

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