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Grant said having military vets as fishing guides “was the icing on the cake.”
Chuck Hamel served three tours with army infantry, one in the Congo and two in Afghanistan. He suffered physical injuries but like many of the others on the trip, he suffered an occupational stress injury (OSI). (Hamel said he doesn’t like the term PTSD, although others use it.) For ...
GRFA Team guide Curtis reels in the big one with English visiting angler Ray Carrell. Two Personal Best fish in Ray’s last two trips with Great River Fishing Adventures.
Last year when Ray came to visit he landed a 40 pound King Salmon on a single hand fly rod and now this giant White Sturgeon at 9ft 5″.
Ray has 4 personal best records in his long fishing life – a Giant Shark caught in Namibia and a huge Marlin caught ...continue →
Fishing Report – Vancouver & Fraser Valley 09-09-13
Well it has been a while since our last report, not like us but this can only reflect one thing, we are smoking busy both on the river with great clients and also in the office trying to keep up with sales and bookings. All of the above is true and we are very sorry for the lapse in ...continue →
Fishing Report – Vancouver & Fraser Valley 07-26-13
The fishing, river conditions and weather have simply been as close to perfect as anyone could hope for in the past weeks. Whether your up with us fly fishing the Upper Pitt River or on the Coqihalla swinging a dry for those amazing Steelie’s or Sturgeon fishing in the Mighty Fraser Canyon or Mid-Fraser River the fishing has been nothing short of fantastic.
The Vedder /Chilliwack River is back open ...continue →
Fishing Report – Vancouver & Fraser Valley 06-27-13
Fraser River Sturgeon fishing is changing every day. You have to put in the time to find them, and every day is different. You have to be packing bait! Eulichan’s, Lamprey eel, roe, dew worms. Keep moving! Pull out all the stops to get yourself into fish.
They are out there, we have seen some big fish around, and the Great River Team is well versed in the thrill of hunting down that ...continue →
Fishing Report – Vancouver & Fraser Valley 06-13-13
Well the fishing here in the Chilliwack to Vancouver area has continued to keep us excited with many great opportunities.
The Upper Pitt River has been smoking hot this past 2 weeks and the Sea Run Dolly’s have been the biggest we have seen in many years. The river has stayed in primo shape and there are so many runs holding good numbers of fly crushing fish. We have also seen more Rainbows ...continue →
Fishing Report – Vancouver & Fraser Valley 05-24-13
It has been a great few weeks of fishing even though the Fraser River was swelling for this time of the year. Hopefully this early freshet will allow the river to be a fair bit lower in July and we can get in a good bar fishing season for Chinook. The past 2 years we have riddled with high water flow right through to mid August and I have ...continue →
Fishing Report – Vancouver & Fraser Valley 05-02-13
Fraser River Sturgeon fishing has been off the chain! The water has dirtied a bit and the water is slowly on the rise. The forecast for the freshet (for now) seems to be a steady one. This is great news, because it means there won’t be huge fluctuations in water levels that seem to throw the fish off. It also means an already epic beginning to our year should continue. Our ...continue →
Spring Fishing – Something for Everyone in 2013
The fishing over the winter has been some of the best in years, many great sturgeon fishing days, Steelhead fishing has been consistent and the Trout fishing days on the Harrison River and back waters of the Fraser River superb. Family’s and all levels of fishers from novice to expert have come out to enjoy the days on the river with myself and our team of ...continue →
Fishing Report – Vancouver & Fraser Valley 04-04-13
The Fraser River sturgeon fishing has been outstanding and the weather has been perfect to hook up with these monsters. This winter and spring has been one of the best in recent memory. The GRFA team has been out in full force getting our clients and friends out on the river for some days that they will not soon forget. Eulichan’s, Lamprey eel, and roe are what’s ...continue →
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