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Port Renfrew Fishing Report

Welcome to the Port Renfrew Fishing Adventures website! On this page, we will post regular updates on what's happening with Port Renfrew fishing, Vancouver Island fishing, and other news of interest to our fishing friends from around the world.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 23 2010 Port Renfrew fishing report

A couple of reports of early season fishing action heating up in Port Renfrew.

For salmon, one report had a lucky angler hooking 18 spring salmon, 15-25 pounds off the rockpile at Logan Creek.

And Des from Vicious Fishing Charters caught a 107 pound halibut. Way to go!

Looks like it is game on for fishing in Port Renfrew once again!

The photo is from Choice Fishing Charters in summer 2009 ... Darrell showing off his big chinook salmon.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Port Renfrew Fishing Report, March 2010

Spring is springing on the south-west coast of Vancouver Island. Still no solid fishing reports out of Port Renfrew, but there's some signs of life.

Trevor from No Bananas Fishing Charters passes on a rumour of some Port Renfrew locals catching some very early season spring salmon off Camper Creek ... limits of high teens to low twenties fish. So the season may be starting sooner than you think!

Early season weather is always iffy, with some winter-style storms still marching through. So if you do head out there for some fishing, make sure you check the weather reports carefully. Safety first!

The photo is of a little bonsai tree perched in Fairy Lake, partway between Port Renfrew and Cowichan Lake.

Good luck out there!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Victoria Boat Show

No fishing report this week...still not much fishing going on in Port Renfrew. But the weather is getting warmer, the sun is out, and the cherry blossoms are starting ... that means it is coming soon. Very soon!

In the meantime, the Victoria Boat Show is this weekend, Feb 19-21. A good chance to replenish the tackle box and look at those big boats you can't afford.

Fishing reports will be posted shortly...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Halibut re-opening Feb.1

After the regular January closure, to allow halibut to spawn, it looks like it is "game on" once again, starting February 1st. The halibut limit is one fish per day, two in possession.

There are additional conservation meetings coming up soon, so hopefully this doesn't change....but for now, that's good news!

Fishery Notice Report

DFO has held initial consultations with the Sport Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB)
on halibut management options for the 2010 season.

As an interim measure DFO will open the fishery February 1 at a daily limit of
one (1) and a possession limit of two (2). When Canada's allocation under the
International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is known after the IPHC's
annual meeting in late January, DFO will convene meetings with the SFAB to
complete management measures for the 2010 season. These measures will be
announced as soon as possible.


Effective at 00:01 hours February 1, 2010 fishing for halibut will be opened
coastwide. The daily limit is one (1) per day with a possession limit of two

The exceptions to this opening are:

Areas 121, 23 and 123:
Effective 00:01 hours February 1, 2010 to 23:59 hours December 31, 2010:
- No person shall fish for or retain halibut, rockfish and lingcod in Area 121
outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees
34.000 minutes North latitude and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes West longitude and
continues south easterly at a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48
degrees 28.327 minutes North latitude and 125 degrees 01.687 minutes West
- Electronic licence conditions will be continued as follows:
"Only a Canadian resident may fish for or retain halibut under an electronic
licence in management Areas 121, 23 and 123."

Area 121:
A reminder to recreational harvesters, that the waters of Swiftsure Bank,
inside a line from 48°34.00'N and 125°06.00'W, thence to 48°34.00'N and 124°
54.20'W, thence to 48°29.62'N and 124°43.40'W, thence following the
International Boundary between Canada and the U.S. to 48°29.55'N and 124°
56.20'W, thence in a straight line to the point of commencement, are closed to
all finfish, all year.

Note: Rockfish Conservations Areas (RCA's) remain in effect - refer to the
following website for descriptions:


Contact: Devona Adams 604-666-3271 or Tamee Mawani 604-666-9033

Monday, January 18, 2010

No fishing to report in Port Renfrew...so how about some youtube surfing.

What you don't want to see when attempting to leave the rivermouth heading out to Swiftsure Bank...

Surf kayakers having some fun.

Flight from Port Renfrew to the north...not all that exciting, but a fly-over of the prime summer salmon fishing spots. If you don't know Port Renfrew, gives a sense of the geography.

Send us your interesting links, photos, and videos for Port Renfrew!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year from Port Renfrew!

Happy New Year from FishingPortRenfrew.ca!

Not much fishing going on in Port Renfrew this time of year, with the west coast of Vancouver Island at is stormiest. But the surfers are happy and the rainforest is lush...nice for a hike (just bring your rain gear!). Looking forward to salmon and halibut fishing adventures soon...

Enjoy some photos of a day out in and around Port Renfrew.

Best wishes for a fun and productive 2010 year.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Port Renfrew fishing video

A video showing some highlights from the 2009 fishing season in Port Renfrew. Salmon and halibut fishing on Vancouver Island's wild west coast, with John Wells of Hindsight Fishing Charters. Hope you enjoy it! [Note: we are trying out Vimeo for the first time to upload videos. If you have trouble loading the video or can't view it, please use the comments section on this page or email us, info@fishingportrenfrew.ca]

Port Renfrew Fishing 2009 from John Bridal on Vimeo.

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