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Sport Fishing

Head to Terrace to experience world-class fishing in the Skeena River!

Scenic beauty, a vast variety of waterways and a supply of powerful fish make this region an unparalleled destination for big scale adventures. Each year, anglers are lured to the Skeena Valley in the hopes of landing the big one and it’s a known fact that more trophy sized salmon and steelhead are caught in the Skeena River and its tributaries than any other place in the world.

 

The fishing opportunities are diverse and last throughout the year depending on the species and watershed. Steelhead fishing is prime in the early spring and fall while the summer also offers a chance to catch all five species of Pacific Salmon – Chinook (king), Sockeye, Coho, Pink and Chum. Great fishing for trout and char including Rainbow, Kokanee, Lake, Dolly Varden, Mountain Whitefish, Lake Whitefish, Burbot and Bull Trout can also be found in the lake year round. Keep in mind that all wild Steelhead caught in BC must be released.

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Important INFO

Check local fishing regulations and license rules as there are numerous changes to regulations every year.  You can pick up your fishing license at one of our fishing and tackles shops throughout Terrace. If you need gear, drop in to the Terrace Visitor Centre and borrow a trout or salmon rod and tackle box for free!

 

Access to the water is simple!  You can cast your line into the Skeena from the banks of Ferry Island, or you can launch your boat at one of the area’s boat launches:

 

Terrace & Area Boat Launches:

  • Kalum Lake Boat Launch

    • Located approximately 30 km north of Terrace along Nisga’a Highway

    • Paved

  • Upper Kalum River Boat Launch

    • Located approximately 21 km north of Terrace along Nisga’a Highway

    • Gravel launch on bar

  • Lower Kalum Boat Launches

    • Located at bridge over Kalum River and Highway 16

  • Fishermans Boat Launch

    • Located on east side of Kalum River

    • Paved

  • Kitsumkalum Band Boat Launch

    • Located on west side of Kalum River (see may apply)

    • Paved

  • Exstew River Boat Launch

    • Located approximately 35 km west of Terrace on Highway 16 West at Exstew River

    • Launch is gravel on west side of river

  • Andesite Boat Launch

    • Located approximately 41 km west of Terrace along Highway 16 West on the south side of the highway

    • Launch is gravel

  • Exchamsiks River Boat Launch

    • Located approximately 54 km west of Terrace along Highway 16 West at the Exchamsiks River in the Provincial Park on the west side of the river

    • Launch is paved

  • Kasiks River Boat Launch

    • Located approximately 78 km west of Terrace along Highway 16 West at Kwinitsa Creek on the south side of the highway

    • Launch is gravel and limited tidal influence

  • Khyex Boat Launch

    • Located approximately 104 km west of Terrace along Highway 16 West on the south side of the highway

    • Launch is gravel and tidal

 

Use all launches at your own risk and ask for local knowledge before using as the conditions of launches are continually changing.

Let our local experts show you how it's done

Kermodei Tourism- Visitor Centre 

4511  Keith Ave.

V8G 1K1 Terrace BC

Phone: 250-635-4944

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