About Absolute Sportfishing


Absolute Sportfishing, Salmon Fishing Guides, Campbell River, BC

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2021 Fishing Season and Covid 19

First and foremost, I hope you are all doing well and wish you and all of your loved ones the best during these challenging times. Currently we are still planning for our salmon season and getting out on the water for some great fishing this summer! Like all of you, we will be watching what’s going on globally and waiting to see the progress for a return to better times.

During this time of self isolation many of you are tentatively planning vacations or are looking to book a fishing trip this summer You can feel confident that you are guaranteed to be refunded any deposits if the travel advisory is still in effect or for any other health reasons. So we are waiving the standard 30 day cancellation policy to alleviate concerns of being unable to reschedule or cancel your charter dates. We are all in this together and I am sure that all of you are looking forward to getting back to doing what we love the most!

Until then, Tight Lines!!!

Your Captain, Laurel

Sportfishing is a lifelong pursuit. Whether you are an avid sport fisherman or a first timer and require a bit of instruction, once you have experienced the thrill of fighting a feisty Pacific salmon, you will be hooked forever. We are happy to accommodate all experience levels and ages in our boats.

Salmon Fishing is our Passion and our Legacy in Campbell River


Come and enjoy the salmon fishing experience of a lifetime in Campbell River, the “Salmon Capital of the World” and the birthplace of salmon fishing on the west coast of Canada. Salmon fishing is our legacy in Campbell River. We fish the sheltered waters of the Inside Passage, the yearly Pacific salmon migratory route. Our years of experience of fishing these waters daily help us guide you to where the salmon are. Your heart will surge with adrenaline when the salmon hits and the reel-screaming action begins. Salmon fishing is our passion and with Campbell River being located on the central east side of Vancouver Island it allows us to fish all five species of Pacific Salmon as they migrate through our region.

Professional Guides and Charters

Absolute Sportfishing is a professional charter fishing guide company with 20 years of salmon fishing experience exclusively in the Campbell River area, utilizing the finest in west coast tackle and equipment. Our goal is to provide comfortable first-class salmon fishing charters that are exciting, educational, scenic and enjoyable. Be sure to bring your camera as marine wildlife is abundant in our area. Killer whales (Orcas) often pass within a few yards of the boat while you are salmon fishing. The bald eagles are not camera shy either and can put on a spectacular display fishing along side of our boats. Also, we encounter seals and sea lions, Pacific white-sided dolphins, porpoises, and black bears foraging on the shorelines. Campbell River and the surrounding areas offer breath-taking scenery as a backdrop to your salmon fishing experience. You’ll be amazed by the phenomenal tidal flows through the world famous Seymour Narrows, the site of the historic Ripple Rock explosion.

Our Credentials                                                              CTAG Logo

Transport Canada Safety Insepected

  • Over 20 years experience salmon fishing in the waters surrounding the Campbell River area
  • Commercial Tidal Angling Guide (CTAG) certified since 2011
  • Our fishing guides and boats are fully insured
  • Marine Emergency Duty A3 certified
  • SVOP certified
  • Marine First Aid
  • ROC Marine VHF radio licensed
  • Boats are fully covered, heated with washroom facilities (marine head)
  • Coast Guard approved and Transport Canada safety inspected