recreational fishing

Farewell Harbour Lodge is primarily a wildlife viewing and adventure lodge but if you go back 30 years in time you'll find our original roots as a fishing lodge. We mostly like to leave the salmon for the Northern Resident Orca and other marine mammals nowadays but we do truly enjoy casting a line and enjoying some of nature's bounty from the sea. Hard core fishing enthusiasts, in all honesty, would likely prefer a dedicated sport fishing lodge. However, here at Farewell Harbour, our focus is on providing a fishing adventure geared more to couples and families who may have never tried the activity but would like the experience of catching their first salmon or halibut or perhaps hauling a crab or prawn trap for the first time!

Early June starts off our fishing season in Baronet Passage, Blackfish Sound and Johnstone Strait.  These waters provide us the likelihood of a successful catch. Here, we fish for the migrating runs of all five species of Pacific Salmon with our focus mainly on catching the larger Chinook, but we also can hook Coho, Sockeye, Pink and Chum Salmon. Our central location also provides excellent opportunities to bottom fish for Halibut, Ling Cod and Rock Fish. The location of fishing grounds also provides our anglers the occasional photographic opportunity. You’ll want your camera close by for snapshots of surfacing Orcas or a Humpback whale breaching the icy water or perhaps a diving Bald Eagle snagging his next meal, playful seals and porpoises, or a curious bear on the water’s edge.

Note that the focus of our fishing excursions from early June to July 13th is on halibut and bottom fish. After July 13th, the sport fishery opens for Chinook catch retention. Mid July onwards is also a great time for the other species of salmon.

  Great for all ages and experience levels!  

Booking Details

Guests on any of our packages can add a half day or full day recreational fishing adventure to their program for an additional cost. For pricing details, please contact our office. This tour must be booked in advance to ensure guide availability.  


  • Experienced guide on all excursions
  • Reliable 19’-22’ fully rigged boats
  • Lunch, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks 
  • All weather gear
  • All rods, reels, tackle, and bait
  • Complimentary vacuum packing of your catch
Not Included:
  • Fishing License (can be purchased in our office on the day of departure - $12 for Canadian residents and $15 for non-residents)
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