World-class fishing on our doorstep!
Our Marina offers easy access to Port Renfrew’s fishing grounds, some of the best fishing on Vancouver Island.
Port Renfrew Marina Fishing Report
Hot spots, hot gear, what’s new, photos. Email us your fishing photos and reports!
Port Renfrew Fishing Derbies
Kinsmen Salmon Derby - July 27th &28th 2019
Port Renfrew Marina Derby on Labour Day weekend - August 31st & Sept. 1st 2019
Annual Coho Derby - September 28th & September 29TH 2019
(We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the coho derby date changes)
The Fishing Grounds
Spring (king) salmon: 20-35 pound salmon regularly caught, with a few 40 pound giants caught each year. 20 minutes from the Marina in Logan Creek – Camper Creek, up to 1.5 hours to Nitinat Narrows (June-Sept).
Coho (silver) salmon: acrobatic fighters up to 15 pounds with a few over 20 pounds, minutes out of Port Renfrew Marina (Sept-Oct).
Halibut: bountiful chickens (15-25 pounds), turkeys (25-50 pounds), 1.5 hours to Swiftsure Bank (April-Sept).
Ling cod, black cod: Swiftsure Bank, 1.5 hours. (April-Sept).
Halibut, Ling cod: and other bottom fishing from Sombrio Beach to Carmanah Lighthouse, 1 hour each way (April - Sept).
Steelhead and salmon on fly in Gordon River, San Juan River, & Harris Creek, minutes from the Marina.
Read the Port Renfrew Marina Report for current information, or come by and ask in the store.
Marina store sells fishing supplies, ice, and gasoline, diesel, and marine fuel.
Arrival information for US Visitors arriving by boat
River access only navigable mid-high tide (3 foot plus). Check your tide charts.
Safety first! Port Renfrew is an open ocean west coast port, subject to unpredictable weather and shipping traffic. Ensure you have all navigation and safety gear in good working order.