The Fraser River Lodge
All your fishing at the Fraser River Lodge questions answered
Which fish will I be able to catch?
The Fraser River is known for its abundant fish population, offering a variety of species for anglers to catch. Depending on the season and location, you will be able to catch salmon,sturgeon, and trout. The river is particularly famous for its monster sturgeon that attract fishermen from around the world.
How comfortable/safe is the boat?
Our fishing excursions prioritize the safety and comfort of our guests. Our fishing guides have well-maintained boats with adequate safety equipment such as life jackets, navigation systems, and emergency communication devices.
How experienced are the guides?
Our fishing lodge employs experienced and licensed boat captains who are knowledgeable about the local waterways, weather conditions, and fishing regulations.
What type of trips do you offer and how much do they cost? Are there any additional costs?
We offer the following types of fishing charters:
- Local sturgeon fishing trips on the Fraser River & Harrison River
- Fraser Canyon sturgeon fishing trips
- Wilderness fishing trips on the Upper Pitt River and Lillooet River
- Local Salmon fishing trips on the Harrison, Fraser & Vedder River
Our fishing team will instruct you when you book to what type of Licence you will need depending on the type and duration of fishing you will be doing. Fishing guests will need to purchase their fishing licence prior to their trip online here: https://j100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ras/signin.aspx
What should I wear?
In the warm summer months, we recommend wearing shorts and sandals as waders are too warm for these months. In the cooler Spring & Autumn months, we recommend wearing layers. You can check the weather forecast here and don’t forget your sunscreen and hat.https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/14-day-weather-trend/british-columbia/agassizi.
What size are your jetboats?
Our custom jetboats range from 20 to 24 feet depending on the guide and fishing experience that you have booked.
How many Salmon can I keep and when is the best time of year to keep them.
How many Salmon can I keep and when is the best time of year to keep them. The best time of year to fish for salmon retention is in October/November on even number years and September thru November on odd number years. Salmon species that typically open for retention are Pink Salmon, Coho Salmon and Chum Salmon. Sockeye and Chinook have occasional retention openings. Retention limits are announced closer to the specific openings.
Can you keep Sturgeon?
You are not able to keep sturgeon on the Fraser or Harrison Rivers in British Columbia.Surgeon are a protected species and we are active participants in sturgeon conservation.
Do I need previous fishing experience?
You do not need previous fishing experience to book an excursion with our lodge guides. They will teach you everything that you need to know to get hooked!
Do you offer fly fishing instruction?
Yes, we offer fly fishing instruction. Fly fishing is great on our wilderness rivers for catch & release salmon and trout and also on our local rivers in the retention months.
Do I need to bring any fishing rods, bait, waders or tackle?
Our fishing guides will provide you with all of the gear that you need for fishing whether youare fly fishing, spin fishing, float fishing or bait fishing.
Do I need to stay at your Lodge to fish with you?
Our lodge is located on the Fraser River which brings guest from all over the world to stay with us. We have many guests that visit us for corporate events, weddings or getaways that do not involve fishing. You do not have to stay at the lodge as we offer guided day fishing trips.
Can I bring my own boat and fish or just fish for Sturgeon on my own from shore?
Navigating the Fraser River requires experience and we do not recommend bringing your own boat unless you have this experience. While some locals do fish from shore for Sturgeon, this is not something we offer in our location on the Fraser River.
Can I bring my own lunch on the boat?
Yes, you can bring your own lunch and snacks on the boat. If you are traveling or staying at our lodge and cannot prepare your lunch, we offer a BBQ shore lunch for $60 per person.
Father's Day Fishing Special
Treat your dad to a day he'll never forget, book a fishing trip!
Let's go on a Fishing Adventure!
Catch monster sturgeon and salmon at the peak of the season.
Sturgeon & Salmon Fishing Promo
Spend the week fishing for salmon and sturgeon during prime season.
Get Hooked This Fall at the Lodge!
4 days of fishing for salmon & Sturgeon and 5 nights of re-connecting with nature.
The Ultimate Friends Trip
Spend the week fishing for sturgeon & salmon then relax in a private hot tub.
A Fishtastic Weekend Getaway
4 adventurous days on the Fraser River fishing for salmon & sturgeon!