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Established in 1995, West Coast River Charter’s was formed by owner and head fishing guide Nick Hnennyj.  Born in Port Alberni, Nick has fished the waters of Vancouver Island his whole life and has been professionally guiding for the last 28 years.

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West Coast River Charters

West Coast River Charters is Port Alberni's best freshwater fishing outfit.

It’s not always about what you catch but the scenery you leave behind. Check us out for some great scenery and capture memories. Call us for availability in the upcoming ... See MoreSee Less
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Great days on the salt and more to come. Some dates still open starting mid July for an inlet sockeye trip. Call to check on openings. Some great tackle from west coast fishing tackle is helping our customers bring fish to the ... See MoreSee Less
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Looks like everyone is enjoying the returning sockeye run this year. Lots of happy anglers out there. We have a limited amount of dates left for July now but give us a call for availability and we will do our best to get you out on the ... See MoreSee Less
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Great day on the water. Awesome group today with a nice catch. Our new Pursuit is getting more dialed in each day out. Check in with us for available dates. ... See MoreSee Less
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Fishing with West Coast River Charters.Sockeye fishing is well underway now with fish continually moving into Alberni Inlet. A few spots remain open for the month so give us a call for a last minute booking.We can be reached at the ... See MoreSee Less
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Simply Better Fish

The river systems of Port Alberni are teeming with Salmon and Steelhead at anytime throughout the year.  Our rivers are some of the healthiest in British Columbia resulting in beautiful, chrome fish right from the tidal boundary through to the headwaters. Not only are these fish gorgeous, but they also provide you with unsurpassed action.

Why Fish Here?

World class fishing, year round, is the answer. The Stamp, Sproat and Somass Rivers are known worldwide for their breath-taking beauty and incredible Steelhead and Salmon fishing.

The lower pools and runs are less than 3 miles from the tidal boundary and fresh salmon make this area some of the most exciting.


Barkley Sound FIshing

Breathtaking scenery an hour boat ride from Port Alberni. In shore or the outer edge produce salmon all summer long.

The scenery never fails with all the islands providing calm sheltered waters, ruggedness as well as lots of wildlife from whales to Bald eagles adding to a great day on the water. 

PORT Alberni 

Come fish the Alberni Inlet located minutes from the dock aboard our 25 foot Sea Ray Laguna named “My Michelle”.

The inlet provides sheltered waters with great fishing throughout the summer. Sockeye, Chinook, and coho are staging here before heading up the Somass and stamp rivers to their spawning grounds.

It was THIS big!

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