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Fishing Adventures: Port Renfrew Marina and RV Park

World-class fishing on our doorstep!  Our Marina offers easy access to Port Renfrew’s fishing grounds, some of the best fishing on Vancouver Island or anywhere. 

fishing report Port Renfrew Marina Fishing Report
Hot spots, hot gear, what’s new, photos. Email us your fishing photos and reports! 

over 40 club Over 40 Club
Our honour roll for lucky anglers who caught 40 pound plus salmon
derby Port Renfrew Fishing Derbies
Find out about the famous Port Renfrew fishing derbies, and check out the stats from each year.

The Fishing Grounds

fishing grounds
  • Spring (king) salmon: 20-35 pound salmon regularly caught, several 40-50 pound monsters caught every year.  20 minutes from the Marina
    in Logan Creek – Camper Creek, up to 1.5 hours to Nitinat Narrows
  • Coho (silver) salmon: acrobatic fighters up to 28 pounds, minutes out of Port Renfrew marina (Sept-Oct).
  • Halibut: bountiful chickens (15-25 pounds), turkeys (25-50 pounds),
    and the occasional “barndoor” up to 200 pounds;  1 hour to Swiftsure Bank (April-Sept).
  • Ling cod, red snapper (yelloweye), black cod: Swiftsure Bank
  • Steelhead and salmon on fly in Gordon River, San Juan River,
    & Harris Creek, minutes from the Marina.
  • For more explanation on local fishing potential, see the Jolly Rogers Fishing Adventures website and Hindsight Charters.

fishing grounds
Do-it-yourself Fishing

  • Online fishing licenses: get yours before you arrive, can only be purchased online now, may be nowhere in Port Renfrew to buy one.
  • Read the Port Renfrew Marina fishing report for current information, or come by and ask in the store.
  • Marina store sells fishing supplies, hot food, ice, and the only gasoline sales in Port Renfrew.
  • Arrival information for US Visitors arriving by boat
  • Canadian catch limits: Port Renfrew (Area 20).
  • River access only navigable mid-high tide (3 foot plus).  Check your tide charts!
  • Safety first! Port Renfrew is an open ocean west coast port, subject to unpredictable weather and shipping traffic.  Ensure you have all navigation and safety gear in good working order. 

Port Renfrew Fishing Charters

Charter Name Contact/Tel Email
Vicious Fish Charters Desi Hatcher - 250-208-1686
or 250-642-3050
RAW Charter Fishing Reid - (480) 387-0947
Miller Time Bruce Miller - 250-474-7305  
Choice Charters Brick Betsworth - 250-647-0175
Marcus Kennett Fishing Charters Marcus Kennett - 250-701-3663

what our customers say After a great day fishing Port Renfrew, we spent a couple of hours at the Marina cleaning our many halibut and salmon, while swapping fish stories on the dock with guides, guests, and Marina staff. I was impressed by how friendly and easy-going everyone was, a really fun atmosphere. The Marina staff were very helpful and informative. I look forward to getting back next year to catch that big one that got away.

John Bridal, Victoria, BC.