Catch trophy fish and become a legend in the process
Campbell River has long been considered by many to be the salmon capital of the world.
Set on a protected inlet on the east side of Vancouver Island, Campbell River is adjacent to some of the largest runs of passing salmon to be found anywhere on B.C.’s coast. The area is also prime for big chinook salmon, as the ocean kings gather here to feed on bait fish.
The town also has a unique trophy for anglers seeking a challenge. Those who catch a tyee (a chinook exceeding 30pounds) according to a specific set of rules become part of the Campbell River Tyee Club, an exclusive list of anglers who have made salmon fishing legendary.
For those who are interested mostly in catching fish, however, there are many other species to pursue as well, from sockeye and pinks to chum later in the year.