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Whistler Fishing Guides

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Whistler Fishing Guides

Founded in 1988, Whistler Fishing Guides has built an outstanding reputation by providing our guests with top quality guided fishing experiences.  Our guides are dedicated to making your trip a success as well as a chance to learn new skills.  The Whistler area provides unique year round fishing opportunities.  In the Squamish area there are five major fishable rivers with three more to the north of Whistler, These systems host salmon and steelhead, runs as well as strong numbers of trout and dolly Varden char.  Many alpine lakes near Whistler are easily accessed by four-wheel drive and also hold Rainbow and Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden char.


Spring: Steelhead, Rainbow, Brook, and Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden char, Salmon Summer: Rainbow, Brook, and Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden char, Salmon Fall: Salmon, Rainbow trout, Dolly Varden char


Lake: Fly or spin cast from float tubes or from shore River: Fly, spin and drift gear cast while wading or from boats during spring steelhead run

We Provide:

  • transportation to and from your accommodation
  • all equipment and tackle
  • fly, spin and drift fishing instruction
  • expert local knowledge


Half Day: one person- $335pp, two or more- $225 pp Full Day: one person-$450pp, two or more-$295 pp

25% off youth (10-15 years accompanied by adult). Prices do not include taxes, gratuities or fishing licence ( $20. for 1 day )

Cancellation policy: A $35 pp cancellation fee will be charged for 48 hours or more. 48 hours or less – full charge.

Species of Fish


Steelhead returns to the rivers of the Whistler area in late January through to May.  Considered by many to be one of the top sport fish in the world, no fish can match their fighting power and endurance.  Whistler has trophy steelhead exceeding twenty pounds.


Both rainbow and cutthroat trout are plentiful in the lakes and rivers of the Whistler area.  These fish provide year-round angling opportunities and there pound for pound fight make a trout outing very worthwhile.  Almost all the trout in the rivers of the valley are wild and have beautiful markings.  Brook trout can be found in a few of the lakes and grow very large to four pounds.

Dolly Varden Char

Dolly Varden are aggressive and when hooked quickly, try to bulldog their way to the bottom and away from the shore.  These fish have beautiful markings, can grow in excess of six pounds and also provide year-round angling opportunities.  Recent catch and release regulations have helped “Dollies” return to sizable numbers.


  • Chinook are the largest of the salmon family growing in excess of forty pounds.  Also named Spring salmon, they enter the rivers as early as March through to spawning season in September.  An aggressive fish, the Chinook is known for long, powerful runs and strong fights.
  • Coho, with their silver color, are one of the most playful salmon.  They enter the rivers in September with the peak run coming in October and November. This fish is well known for its acrobatic fight and grow in excess of ten pounds.
  • Chum return in large numbers providing a fantastic opportunity for constant action with fighting characteristics of frenzied proportions.  These fish are found in the rivers from September to November.  Chum salmon average ten to fourteen pounds.
  • Pinks are the smallest of the salmon family.  These fish enter the river system every two years with 2013 expected to be a great return.  Pink average two to five pounds and true to their name are attracted to flies and lures of a pink color.  Their run is expected from August to late September.
  • Sockeyes return in late August to late September providing a bonanza for anglers of all abilities with their exciting aerial acrobatics and strong battles.  Sockeyes average eight to twelve pounds.
All the guides look forward to giving their clients the finest, most productive and memorable angling experience in Whistler.  With their combined experience, intimate local knowledge, and proven track record, every guest will be glad they chose a guided trip with Whistler Fishing Guides.  
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