Vancouver Island's Premier Guiding Company

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Year round, world class fishing!
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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.

Gorgeous Scenery Better Fishing


Fun day on the lake.

Took a day on Sproat Lake to enjoy the sunshine. Despite all the doom and gloom going around there is opportunity in the outdoors. As of now we are focusing on the summer and fall. Trips are booking and we are offering some discounted trips to get you out on the water.

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Great couple days on the river. Beautiful weather and some fish biting. Days available before the season comes to a close.

We are currently taking bookings for our fall salmon/steelhead fishery as well. Give us a call for availability.

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Fall salmon/Steelhead with West Coast River Charters.

Stamp River opens August 25 for salmon fishing. We are currently booking for river fishing and some great spots are available. Give us a call to book your trip.

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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!

Friends and Family not believing your fishing stories? We’ve got you covered.

Exclusive Offer – Month of June!

2 Anglers – $500.00 + GST 
Alberni Inlet Sockeye

2 Anglers – $650.00 + GST 
3 Anglers – $750.00 + GST
Early Season Chinook
in Barkley Sound

What are you waiting for?