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


Fishing with west coast river charters.A nice fish brought in by us back in January for broodstock. Scale at the hatchery weighed in over 20lbs and has been spawned and will be released back into the river shortly. The program has had some great success this year and the stamp is looking to be back in form with continued trophies like this coming back.We are booking for summer and fall trips as well as some late steelhead action. Call for ... See MoreSee Less
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Just a few days left to get your Christmas gift certificates. We do ocean and river fishing to cater to your fishing interests. Call or message and we can set it up for ... See MoreSee Less
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Got a nice fish on a rod and reel in honour of my dad today. Spent with a great buddy on the water.Thanks Brad👍👍🎣🎣 ... 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!

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

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