Treat yourself or your group to an awesome day of fishing excitement.Our vessels offer a chance for you to see whales and sea lions and seals. You’ll enjoy while being comfortable and secure on a large fishing platform. You’ll be landing many fish species we target.
Your catch is kept cold and fresh while stored in our large cooler. We offer a Good, Better & Best, choice of package prices. If you are a group? or family? it’s best to email me. Then we setup a date and arrange your day. Then in followup I email your confirmation information.
No anchorage and no trap or bottom contact fishing area: Anchoring and bottom contact fishing is prohibited. Fishing in this area is restricted to gear that does not contact the bottom and is extended to trap fishing and bottom jigging. Trolling in the area is permitted.
Maximum Length Head On (cm)
The possession limit is either of: one (1) halibut measuring from 90 cm to 126 cm head-on length, OR two (2) halibut measuring under 90 cm head-on length.
Lingcod: Fillets, including the tail, must meet the minimum “head off” size limit of 53 cm. (21 in.)
Rockfish, All Species Combined
Rockfish – Anglers in vessels shall immediately return all rockfish that are not being retained to the water and to a similar depth from which they were caught by use of an inverted weighted barbless hook or other purpose-built descender device
Crab traps are required to have two unobstructed circular escape holes or rings, measuring a minimum of 105 mm in diameter
Rot Cord – All crab traps must have a section in the top or sidewall that has been secured by a single length of untreated cotton twine no greater than No. 120 (approximately 5 mm or 3/16 inch diameter). This twine is often referred to as rot cord. On deterioration this must produce a rectangular opening with a minimum size of 7 cm x 20 cm, or a square opening with a minimum size of 11 cm x 11 cm. This regulation is intended to ensure that if the trap is lost, the section secured by the cord will rot, allowing captive crabs to escape, and preventing the trap from continuing to fish. On traps with a rigid frame and a freely opening hinged lid the trap lid must be secured by a single length of untreated cotton twine no greater than No. 120 so that the trap lid will open freely when the rot cord is broken. No other fastenings may impede the hinged lid of the trap from opening.
Gear Permitted Maximum of 2 ring nets, dip nets or traps or combination of these per fisher. Ensure gear is properly marked. Hand picking is permitted including by diving. No sharp-pointed instruments are permitted for harvesting crab. It is illegal to use snares in catching or attempting to catch crabs.
Keep navigation channels clear of buoys and lines. Any fishing gear that interferes with safe navigation can be removed under the Navigation Protection Act.
Combined daily limit for Dungeness crab, red rock crab, box crab, Puget Sound king crab and all other king crab is 4.
Consumption of crab hepatopancreas should not exceed 40g/week
Packaging and Transporting
In order to be accurately measured, the carapace of Dungeness crab that you catch must remain attached until the crab arrives at your residence or it is consumed.
It is prohibited to possess female Dungeness crab
Portion of Stuart Channel bounded on the north by a line from Donckele Point on Kuper Island to the point at the southeastern entrance to Preedy Harbour on Thetis Island, thence to the most southern point of Dayman Island, thence to the most southern point of Scott Island, westerly to Sharpe Point on Vancouver Island, thence southwesterly across Ladysmith Harbour to a point on the shore 230° true from Sharpe Point; thence southerly along the shore of Vancouver Island to Grave Point; thence north of a line to Erskine Point on Saltspring Island; thence northerly along the shore to Parminter Point, thence west of a line to Josling Point on Kuper Island, thence northerly along the shore to the point of commencement at Donckele Point.
Waters west of a line from Reynolds Point to Miami Islet to a point at the entrance to Kulleet Bay true south of Deer Point
North of Winchelsea Islands
North of Winchelsea Islands, bounded by 49°18.76’N, 124° 06.260′ W and 49°17.213′ N, 124° 02.135′ W and 49° 17.457′ N, 124° 04.577′ W and 49° 17.730 N, 124° 05.217′ W
VANCOUVER ISLAND FISHING CHARTERS have licensed charter Captains, with large vessels. All equipped and ready to take you fishing or cruising. We cover the west coast inside tidal waters of the southern half of Vancouver Island. If you are planning a company team building event or a family group fishing trip, please text or call us for dates and rates.