The Fish we catch

Fishing for chinook and coho salmon in Nanaimo, with Coastal Blue Adventures Ltd.

Salmon

  • Chinook - (King/Spring) are the big guys and in the Nanaimo area year round. They really start to show in numbers and size beginning late April following the herring fishery, throughout the summer and into September. 
  • Coho - (Silvers) more of a summer, fall fishery in the Nanaimo area. They appear in abundance in August into fall. 



Chinook salmon caught by Captain Peter Wright Fishing Nanaimo

Cpt Pete with a 31.5lb Chinook last September, caught in one of the many productive blue water near Nanaimo. Chinook are the king of fish on the West Coast and the fish that make the reels sing "zzzzzzzzzz".

Fishing ling cod with Coastal Blue Adventures near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island

Lingcod

These snake like, big mouthed ferocious predators are a blast to catch. Traditionally found at rocky outcroppings hiding in dens, we love to stop and jig for these amazing creatures. We also find them while trolling for salmon. Probably the best eating fish on the west coast.

Catching rockfish with first mate Shannon Wright aboard Coastal Blue Adventures near Nanaimo, BC

Rockfish

Yellow eye (snapper). A gem to catch and a delight to eat. Watch out, those spikes hurt.

Prawns caught with Coast Blue Adventures, near Nanaimo Vancouver Island British Columbia.

BC Spot Prawns

The oceans JuJuBee's. Delightful in the frying pan or on the BBQ. 

Halibut

Seasons Change, so does the catch.

Catching our fish varies on species, time of year and regulatory openings. Please inquire to find out more.

prepare for your day

Angler's License

All Angler's must have a license.  Please purchase prior to your time on the water and carry your license with you.  You may wish to download the FishingBC app to log your catch and display your license. 

What to Bring

Come dressed for all types of weather.  We hope you get to soak up sunshine but remember to pack layers, rain gear and proper footwear.  Throw some sunscreen and sunglasses.  No matter the weather, the journey will be amazing!

Energy for the Day

Pack your favourite bag lunch & beverage for the duration of your tour. Snacks and a variety of non-alcoholic refreshments will be available to you. 

Lunch arrangements can be made...let's discuss!


Regulations

Here's a spot to become familiar with fishing regulations and information. 


Your catch

Your tour includes all gear, tackle and bait.  We're happy to clean your catch and make arrangements for processing if needed. 

Travel to Vancouver Island

Travel to our island by ferry or a short flight from Vancouver. 


Parking

Sealand Market Parkade

Let's meet at Sealand Market Parkade, we'll escort you to the marina to board For Pete's Sake. 

Please have your credit card & plate number available for the payment kiosk. 

1840 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4E7, Canada

250-802-3166