Sturgeon fishing holidays are rising in popularity due to the specific characteristics of the fish and the spectacular destination that comes with them. The giant dinosaurs of the Fraser River also known as the White Sturgeon attract many anglers from across the globe and it comes as no surprise that anglers tend to return year after year to try and beat their personal best. With Sturgeon averaging between 75–200lbs now being the norm this is an action-packed wilderness adventure not to be missed.
Like all our Sturgeon fishing holidays, everything has been carefully put together for you. Including flights, airport transfers, accommodation and some of the best guides in Chilliwack. On top of this, all fishing tackle and bait are included. You will have a guide per boat and these guides have been fishing the Fraser River for many years. They will take you to their hotspots and pass on their vast amount of knowledge.
With its year-round action, any travelling angler can expect a full-on, exciting trip. As Sturgeon fishing holidays go, this is one-of-a-kind and when you combine this with guides who have exceptional knowledge, you will be in a fishing paradise. This part of Canada is world-famous for it’s Sturgeon fishing holidays and its huge run of the White Sturgeon.
It’s not just the number that is present, it’s the size that attracts anglers from around the world as these prehistoric beasts grow very large and fight very hard. The fishing takes place from a town called Chilliwack which is the perfect base for your adventure and with it only being a short 40-minute drive from Vancouver.
The style used on Sturgeon fishing holidays on the Fraser River is arm aching, some fights can last over 4 hours especially when hooked up to a 10ft plus fish. But the ache is worth it when you see a Sturgeon giving an aerial display as they begin to battle. On average the White Sturgeon on the Fraser river tend to be on average 75–200lbs but each week there is always a couple of very special fish caught and these special ones are what keeps anglers coming back to Frase River for their Sturgeon fishing holidays.
The main method of fishing is with a zip slider lead of a couple of pounds and a long hook length leading down to your bait. Bait varies throughout the year and will always depend on what bait is running the river at your chosen time. The bait and lead are then cast behind the boat and the rods are then placed in rod holders on the boat. You will then sit back whilst watching the tip of the rod, but keep your eyes peeled as some bites are very twitchy and the tip may just tremble a couple of times, but more times than not the rod will just hoop over and the battle will commence. The rods and reels you will be using are mainly uptide rods with very good quality multipliers.
Each day your guide will pick you up from the designated area outside of your hotel, this will be discussed with you when you arrive, they will then take you down to the jetty where your state of the art jet boat will be waiting to take you out for your full days fishing. The jet boats you will be fishing from are 21–24 ft aluminium boats powered by 300hp inboard V8 engines.
All boats are equipped with a full top, complete with side windows and back-drop curtains, as well as heaters. Every boat is professionally outfitted with all the fishing equipment you will need to enjoy your day on the Fraser River, another reason why Sturgeon fishing holidays on the Fraser River are so well known. Most importantly, your boat is operated by a safe, conscientious and professional fishing guide.
The Sturgeon fishing holidays guides are a hand-picked crew that reflects the positive attributes required to be working in this industry. They have a passion for fishing, q desire to succeed in meeting and exceeding your expectations, a great sense of humour and an amiable persona.
Chilliwack is a vibrant town, rich in history, tons of outdoor adventures so why not make a family holiday out of your fishing adventure. We can organise numerous hikes, spend an afternoon golfing, walking around the numerous shops and museums.
If you have any questions about our Sturgeon fishing trips contact our expert team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure.