O’FISHAL FISHING CHARTERS

About us: My first experience West Coast fishing was when my dad took me through the Nitinat Gap at age 9. I learned from then on how special the West Coast of Vancouver Island was and now I make my living guiding clients in those same waters every summer.

I have been guiding since 2002. I started my first guiding job up in the Queen Charlotte Islands, now known as Haida Gwaii, and finished 9 seasons there. I also did one short season in Rivers Inlet where I guided a client into the biggest salmon I have put in a net at 60lbs. After getting married and thinking about my family, I decided to move closer to my home waters off Port Renfrew and I started my own company – O’Fishal Fishing Charters. I guide both salt and freshwater year round. My favourite thing about my job is making people happy and seeing the excitement when someone lands his/her first salmon or halibut.

Favorite Gibbs-Delta Product: My go to Gibbs-Delta product in the summer is a Chrome Mint Pearl Rhys Davis Anchovy Special Teaser Head and a Gibbs Madi or Lemon Lime Guide series flasher. For winter Chinook it is a Silver Horde Coho Killer behind a Gibbs STS flasher. I also love my Gibbs guide net, it gets the job done and has the strength I need to land that Tyee when necessary.