Fly Fishing British Columbia - The Fraser River & Tributaries  

The Fraser River is amongst the largest salmon bearing rivers in the world flowing into the Pacific Ocean after almost 1,000 miles starting in the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver.

"Fly fishing the Harrison River, a tributary of the Fraser River, during October".

The Fraser River flows through lush meadows, deserts and the incredible Fraser Canyon before reaching the Fraser Valley and flowing out into the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver. We start fly-fishing the Fraser River for salmon in mid August. Peak times for salmon fishing on the Fraser on the fly are September to mid November in odd years (2013, 2015 ...) in which pink salmon dominate the month of September. In straight years the prime times are October to mid November where we fish for trophy Chum salmon, Chinook salmon (king) as well as Coho salmon, also called Silvers by our American friends. We fly fish the Fraser River for trout and char during late fall and spring.

41The Harrison River is one of the main tributaries of the Fraser River. The Harrison River carries huge runs of returning salmon every fall, numbering in the Millions. The water color of the Harrison River is turquoise and you can see the river bottom in more than 10 feet depth. It is fascinating to see the salmon swim upstream beneath our boats or sometimes even between your legs. They surface with magnificent jumps and astonish the angler about their size and brute strength. Trout fishing prime time in the Harrison is late fall and spring. Our guides are superb when it comes to fly-fishing the Harrison River for the highly prized Coho Salmon, also called Silver Salmon. On the picture you can see a typical fall Coho landed on the fly.
"Coho or Silver Salmon on the fly".

The Chilliwack/Vedder River offers excellent salmon fly fishing opportunities in late fall. Steelhead fly fishing from is at it`s prime from March to May with a double handed rod providing the best results.

"Beautiful wild coho salmon on the fly".

The Chehalis River flows into the Harrison River and has strong salmon returns each fall, predominant large chum salmon, coho and king salmon. The steel head run occurs during the spring time.
"Chum salmon on the Harrison River during October 2013 landed by Rob Gearig".