Absolute Sportfishing
Absolute Sportfishing
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Welcome to ABSOLUTE SPORTFISHING in Campbell River British Columbia. Live the adventure and experience professionally guided salmon fishing charters with over 20 years local experience on the protected waters surrounding the Campbell River area. BC Salmon fishing is our passion, with years of Campbell River fishing knowledge and dedication assure that we will guide you to where the fish are & hook you up with the best fishing on Vancouver Island.
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Venture20758431695
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Sept 2023 • Solo
My husband and I were booked out of Browns' Bay with Laurel's charter. It was an amazing experience!! It was the first time we ever fished with Laurel. He showed up on time and while we have lots of experience salmon fishing, he was the first guide to show us how to "set the hook" after the fish was on the line! He provided us with pointers and helped us along the way. We went out for 2 - eight hour trips, and caught 9 fish (chinook, pink, chum, and a BLUE ling cod). 8 hours went by quickly as Laurel is a very easy person to chat with and we had some good laughs!! His boat is in great condition and is very comfortable!! We are booking with him again next year and have recommended him to our friends!!
Written September 20, 2023
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Ash s
Denver, CO2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
I did my second trip with Laurel at Absolute Sportfishing this year. It was even better than the first trip! I brought my nieces with me this time and Laurel was very patient/tolerant with them. They really enjoyed being with Laurel!! I believe the pics below tell how much fun the trip was. Thank you, Laurel!! We will be back.
Written August 16, 2023
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RonaldNLDB
Den Bosch, The Netherlands6 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The weather was far from ideal, with strong winds, choppy seas, and rain squalls coming over. But Laurel found us a great spot to fish where the water was flat and we had less wind. None of us are expert fishers but we caught several salmon and kept two legal size Chinooks. The highlight (and lowlight) of the trip was an eagle swooping in to steal one of our fish off the hook! Laurel was super helpful and entertained all of us with some great stories.
Written July 30, 2023
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Libby C
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
My husband and I had a wonderful time fishing with Laurel in late June. He did a great job teaching us, and he definitely knew where to fish! We caught so many salmon I lost count, -- both coho and chinook. We kept 3 hatchery coho and released the rest. We had so much fun that we stayed out an extra hour.
Laurel’s boat was immaculate, and he had good equipment. He even had the left-handed reel requested for my husband.
Written July 22, 2023
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NorthCountryWriter
Victoria, Canada271 contributions
Sept 2022
The sea was rough. I'm a lousy sailor yet I had a great day.
The bot was immaculate.
The skipper, Laurel was an excellent guide and we bagged some fabulous chinook salmon.
Highly recommended.
Written November 15, 2022
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chocbloc
london86 contributions
Sept 2022
Laurel is an absolute gem! His professionalism, expertise, and awesome company make his trips the incredible experience that they are!! His boat is amazing, he takes utter pride in its upkeep and that is evident. It was my first-time sea fishing and I couldn't have asked for more. Honestly. Such fun as well as actually learning a thing or two! If you're traveling to Vancouver Island please get in touch and make time for this amazing experience. You will not be disappointed! Thank you Laurel!
Written November 5, 2022
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Chris C
Paris, France1 contribution
Sept 2022 • Friends
We had a great day with Laurel. He is very knowledgeable and patient, and his boat is perfect for fishing. I highly recommend him.
Written September 25, 2022
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Webaroni
Victoria, Canada5 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
Fantastic Trip.
Searched for a fishing charter, among many this came recommended.
Laurel was the perfect guide.
Excellent booking communication, accommodated off site pickup, punctual, excellent knowledge and genuine whole experience. Came home with a beauty of a salmon and an experience of a lifetime.
Thank you for a great day. It was a home run.
Written September 15, 2022
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Jania I
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Another superb outing with Laurel. What a pro. Well prepared, meticulous with his clients, his boat, his gear. Non stop action yesterday. Lots of chinook .... if you are with a guy with ‘the knowledge’. Thanks for the two beauty salmon to take home Laurel (our limit unfortunately). My wife and I left the dock sunburned, smiling, and looking forward to next year!
Written August 5, 2022
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Craig
British Columbia, Canada32 contributions
Jul 2022
Laurel really knows his fishing area around Campbell River. This was our third charter in two years. We really enjoyed the time with Laurel. Good boating, good teaching - mentoring to first hook the fish, then bring the fish to the side of the Boat.
Written August 2, 2022
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