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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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Some cool drone footage from one of our sockeye trips. The sockeye fishery closed on Tuesday and we are turning the focus to Chinook/coho down Barkley sound and Alberni inlet. A handful of days are open so call to check exact availability. Run size is expected over 140 000 this year so you won’t want to miss out. ... See MoreSee Less
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Day 1 down Barkley Sound. Barkley sound lodge. Guests are great, food is excellent, staff and the rest of the crew are awesome.I have days available starting on the 16th. Give us a call to get in on some great Chinook, coho or sockeye action. There are 90 000 sockeye in the inlet from latest DFO update. ... See MoreSee Less
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Chinook and sockeye fishing has been excellent. A nice 18lber was brought in today along with some other nice Chinook. The bite was fast today and we stopped off on the run home and picked off a few sockeye to top up a limit of salmon for the group. Mid month has some days open so give us a call to get in on some Chinook and sockeye ... 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

What are you waiting for?