Salmon Fishing on the Sunshine Coast
Salmon Fishing on the Sunshine Coast!
The Sunshine Coast has traditionally been made up of salmon fishing communities. Both sports fishing & commercial fishing have been popular over the years. In various communities there are annual Salmon fishing derbies:
Gibsons – Sea Cavalcade Kids Fishing Derby - July
Sechelt - Bucaneer Marina / Gilligans Pub Derby - August
Halfmoon Bay - Country Fair Kids Fishing Derby - July
Pender Harbour - Annual Legion Salmon Derby - August
Egmont - Kids Fishing Derby - Egmont Days - June
Powell River - Sea Fair Fishing Derby - August
Good Sports Fishing can be enjoyed, both saltwater and freshwater.
It is mandatory in British Columbia to obtain a fishing license for both salt and freshwater fishing, including shellfish and crustaceans.
A sport fishing (recreational) license can be obtained online at
Department of Fisheries*
The Sunshine Coast offers an array of fishing & harvesting opportunities, from oysters to salmon, it seems we have a little bit of everything. While you are on the Sunshine Coast, you must try your hand at some fishing and experience fresh west coast seafood at its best.
There are several Charter Companies on the Sunshine Coast who are available for full charter service. (Yes fish cleaning can be accommodated!)
For those who aren’t too keen on fishing in the salt chuck, there is excellent clamming and oyster harvesting at certain times of the year.
Tide Tables - Sunshine Coast Communities
Current 7 day forecasted tide tables are available for the following communities:
Gibsons Tide Tables
Halfmoon Bay Tide Tables
Pender Harbour Tide Tables
Sechelt Rapids - Skookumchuck Tide Tables
Powell River Tide Tables
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