Last weeks lower Vedder and Sumas River gill net fishery held by the the Sumas First Nations went very well and everyone involved was very pleased. Through collaborative efforts between many Recreational Sportfishing Groups , DFO, RCMP, C&P and Sumas First Nations this gill net fishery was implemented on the lower Vedder and Sumas River to allow for a small first nations Chinook fishery. It is a rare thing to see people who see a resource from so many different perspectives sit down and ...continue →
Anglers and others who frequent the Chilliwack/Vedder rivers should be aware that the Sumas First Nations will be conducting DFO authorized net fisheries in the lower river near the confluence of the Sumas and Vedder rivers in an effort to meet Food, Social and Ceremonial (FSC) needs. This selective fishery will be targeting chinook salmon while avoiding stocks of concern such as Chilliwack and Cultus Lake sockeye. This fishery could commence as early as July 16th and continue into August. Anglers and boaters ...continue →
Hi and welcome to the GRFA fishing report updated on the 7th of July.
Although it may not feel like it… Summer is here! It’s been a cool start however the fishing has been hot. Here’s the lowdown on what’s happening on the river…
With recent rains in the interior and an above average snow pack, the Fraser has come back up again. Typically the river reaches its max flow in early ...
Hi and welcome to the GRFA fishing report updated on the 18th of June 2020.
With the official start of summer right around the corner we find ourselves approaching the 3rd phase of the BC Health Office (BCHO) Covid scale down and we are once again open for business! Rest assure that GRFA will be doing all that we can to ensure the safety of our guests. We recognize that this pandemic is still very reel and our actions will determine ...continue →
Hi and welcome to the GRFA fishing report updated on the 22nd of May 2020.
With Covid-19 protocols starting to slacken we are preparing to get back out on the water with clients on a regular basis! As we enter the 2nd phase of BC Health Office’s plan to open up business we find ourselves at the doorstep of our belated season as groups up to 6 are once again allowed. Of course GRFA will be doing all that we can to ...continue →
With the governing powers starting to loosen Covid-19 restrictions in the Fraser Valley we are getting excited to be able to get back out on the water with our guests very soon. Needless to say we have been exercising our social distancing and spending much of our time in self isolation out on the water and the fishing has been quite good. Here’s what going on in our fishing community…
First we want to ensure everyone reading this understands these are guidelines only and are not deemed as rules or law. These are recommendations from Great River Fishing Adventures only and we can only hope that you use these whenever the need arises.
First of all we need to understand that illegal poaching is just that. There are many forms of it but in our area it usually comes in the form of:
- Recreational fishing in a closed area or harvesting the ...
Hi and welcome to the GRFA fishing report updated on the 11th of April 2020.
In these strange times that we are in, with the world seemingly closing around us, it’s nice to know that the great out of doors is still open. It’s up to all of us in the fishing community to try and keep it this way and fish “safe”.
Please ensure that when you are out on the ...continue →
As the Covid-19 situation continues to unfold, new developments, announcements and updates are coming at us all the time. At GRFA our objective is to keep abreast of our particular circumstances, make good, informed decisions for workable plans that will see us through to deliver the GRFA Experience that you all expect.
Based on all that we know today and the projections for the short-term future, GRFA would like to say it is our intention to keep operating as usual ...continue →
Hi and welcome to the GRFA fishing report updated on the 12th of March 2020.
It’s starting to feel like spring! With the promise of some sunny weather many are looking at getting out on the water and shaking off the cabin fever blues. Here’s what’s going on in the Fraser Valley fishing scene.
Fishing for sturgeon has remained very good as of late. In fact numbers to hand have been very ...
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