Throughout the year, the river systems in Port Alberni are abound with Salmon and Steelhead, making them a thriving habitat for these species.

The rivers in this area are exceptionally healthy compared to other regions in British Columbia, and as a result, the fish that inhabit them are a sight to behold. Whether you’re fishing at the tidal boundary or in the headwaters, you’ll be treated to stunning, chrome-colored fish. Not only are these fish aesthetically pleasing, but they also offer unparalleled excitement for anglers seeking a thrilling fishing experience.

World Class Freshwater Winter Steelhead Salmon Fishing

Renowned globally for their stunning beauty and outstanding Steelhead and Salmon fishing, the Stamp, Sproat, and Somass Rivers are a sight to behold. Located less than 3 miles from the tidal boundary, the lower pools and runs are teeming with fresh salmon, making this region one of the most thrilling places for fishing enthusiasts.

Port Alberni, nestled on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, offers an unparalleled freshwater winter steelhead salmon fishing experience. As winter casts its icy embrace, the steelhead salmon embark on their annual migration from the Pacific Ocean, maneuvering their way into the winding rivers and streams of the region. Among the most revered waterways are the Stamp and Somass Rivers, attracting anglers from far and wide. Enthusiastic fishermen eagerly await this seasonal spectacle, venturing into the serene, snow-dusted landscape to test their skills in hooking these prized fish. The pursuit of winter steelhead, known for their powerful resistance and acrobatics, intensifies the allure of the sport. The crystalline, brisk waters of Port Alberni form an idyllic habitat during the winter months, drawing anglers seeking an adrenaline-pumping fishing expedition set against the backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty.

The pristine rivers coursing through Port Alberni create an optimal environment for winter steelhead, enhancing the appeal of the angling experience. These steelhead, displaying their remarkable strength and agility, pose a formidable challenge to those seeking to make a memorable catch. The picturesque setting, with its snow-capped mountains and tranquil riverbanks, sets the stage for an unforgettable fishing adventure. Anglers navigate the cold, clear waters, their anticipation heightened by the knowledge that every cast could result in a triumphant battle with a magnificent steelhead. Port Alberni’s unique blend of natural beauty and the exhilaration of the chase makes it a coveted destination for those in pursuit of the ultimate winter steelhead fishing escapade.

Charter A Port Alberni Salmon Fishing Experience

We are proud to be partnered with West Coast River Charters and we can help you get your next adventure booked with luxurious accommodation to make exploring more comfortable. 

Established in 1995, West Coast River Charter’s was formed by owner and head fishing guide Nick Hnennyj.  Born in Port Alberni, Nick has fished the waters of Vancouver Island his whole life and has been professionally guiding for the last 28 years.

Nick and his team believe in doing things right. They put their clients first and work as hard to put smiles on faces as they do to put fish in the boat. Their goal is to leave you with lasting memories you can look back on as highlights to your life. 

We are happy to work with Nick and can provide you with accommodation and help you book your next charter. 

Contact our front desk for details and package offerings.