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“Amazing fishing trip, Dean and his guides are the best in the business!”

Great River Fishing Adventures
Ranked #1 of 13 Tours in Chilliwack
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1988, we are one of the largest fully guided sport-fishing operators on the Fraser River and it's tributaries. Every year, thousands of tourists from all over the world visit us to experience the world-renowned fishing and natural wonder of the Fraser River in beautiful British Columbia. This calm water fishery features over ten species of sport fish and year round opportunities for the novice and expert angler alike. We fish the #1 Sturgeon, Salmon and Trout rivers in the World. We specialize in multiple styles of fishing to meet the needs of any angler. Have you ever caught or touched a real living Dinosaur? We specialize in targeting White Sturgeon, a species that can grow over 20 feet in length and over a 1000lbs. These magnificent creatures make spectacular jumping displays and runs that will excite every angler. We also fish for all 5 species of Wild Pacific Salmon and boast the largest and most experienced team of fly fishing guides on the entire river. We exclusively travel to the Upper Pitt River and Lillooet River to chase sea run Dolly Varden, Bull Trout, Rainbow and migrating Salmon. When fishing with us the opportunities are endless and each adventure is personally customized so you can focus on the reason you are here......to fish!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 20 September 2011

We spent five days fishing with Dean and his guides on the Fraser River. They provided everything and gave us the trip of our lives, very experienced and knowledgable about the river and where to find the big fish. We landed 63 Sturgeon with the biggest saved for the last day of fishing, a 7'-8" beauty. See the photo attached.

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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Been going to Canada for the last 6 years fishing for sturgeon mostly but have had a few days salmon fishing aswell.
The fishing is simply amazing and the setting is just fantastic. Stayed at the Coast hotel in central chilliwack which is just superb. Excellent staff, whole place is spotless and the food is truly first rate. By staying at the Coast you dont need to hire a car as you are in the centre of Chilliwack and get anywhere with excellent places to eat within a 5-10 minute walk i.e. Shandra Hut Indian, Dakotas, Corky's etc etc. All offer excellent value and all have food that is excellent.
Back to the fishing. Great River have, in my opinion the best kit in rods, tackle, guides and boats. All are very well looked after and extrememly clean and tidy. Of the guides we met all are quality and able to assist and help and generally do the best they can for you to catch fish a few names to help are Dean, Davey, Greg, Curtis and Sasha - in total there are about 20 guides and i am sure they are all of a same level as these guys.
So this time in August we spent 10 days with Great River, 9 days in total sturgeon fishing and 1 day Salmon. In the time we bought 106 sturgeon to the boat with several over 7ft long and the large majority (probably 90%) over 5 ft. It is something else to be involved with this and to be part of a conservation tagging operation. The bigger sturgeon you take to shore for measuring and checking for microchips and the photos - again simply brilliant.
A coouple of the days were spent in the Fraser Canyon - this is a little extra than the normal trip cost and can be dependant on water levels but if you can then pay the extra and get there, it is simply amazing and a thrill in itself to be on thris trip through some fiercer water and plying sturgeon here takes it to a new level.
The salmon fishing was awesome, had not done it before but a few lessons and the day was spent catching pink and sockeye salmon, would have loved a big chinook but next time maybe.
So all in all if you want the best fishing, in the most hospital of places with the best guides and tackle then there simply is only one place to go and that is the Fraser river in Chilliwack with Great River Fishing Advetures, looking forward to my next trip already!

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Reviewed 21 August 2011

I am the President of the Fraser Valley Métis Association. Our community wanted to get our youth to put down their game controllers and get in touch with the great outdoors. I was very hesitant to send so many of our youth on boats without their parents, and wanted to be present for the trip. I was willing to pull the plug at any time. However, we couldn’t have picked a better company to entrust our kids safety too! The guides were not only professional, competent and safety conscious, they were interactive and entertaining. They wouldn’t give up until all the kids reeled in a “river monster” of their own. The kids helped in conservation and learned about the mighty Fraser. The day was full of smiles, shrieks and laughter! We will be return customers for years to come. FVMA President Michelle Lavergne.

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Reviewed 26 June 2011

the weather wasnt the greatest but we had an excellent guide in Matthew Clive who was very knowledgeable and answered many questions from the only female in our group
it was a great fishing adventure but an adventure in a very safe environment
we greatly appreciated Matthews efforts to get a fish under trying circumstances and it worked out with one catch and release
my son-in laws smile says it all

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Reviewed 18 June 2011

Had a great time fishing with great river fishing adventures, our guide Dean is an awesome guy and really knows his stuff, we hooked and landed 2 nice sturgeon, lots of action, defiantly be doing this again in the future, thanks again guys

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