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“Great fishing adventure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Great River Fishing Adventures

Great River Fishing Adventures
Coast Chilliwack Hotel | 45920 First Avenue, Chilliwack, British Columbia V2P 4K5, Canada
604-997-3474
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Ranked #1 of 23 Activities in Chilliwack
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Owner description: Great River Fishing offers you professional guided fishing charters on the Fraser River and many of its surrounding tributaries and lakes. Whether you are seeking an individual, group or corporate trip, we recognize the need for you to experience one of the world’s top sport fishing destinations with a proven and reliable team of experts. Great River Fishing is here for you!Choose us and you will experience a unique angling adventure guaranteed to be unforgettable and rewarding. Imagine having the option of choosing from a wide spectrum of fishing locations, which allows you the opportunity to participate in many styles of fishing and a different challenge each time you visit.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Great fishing adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We booked fishing here as part of a bachelor party. We had a great time with our guide (Ben), and we managed to bag a 300lb Sturgeon.

The boat was nice, our guide was great, and we got a huge fish. What could be better?

I highly recommend Great River Fishing and look forward to making this a yearly adventure.

Visited April 2014
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Dean W, Owner at Great River Fishing Adventures, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thanks for you review Chase and we were thrilled to be apart of your bachelor party on the river. Landing a large Sturgeon like this is an incredible experience and Ben and our other team of guides are very well versed in where to find them. We hope this is a lasting memory and that you come back and visit us again in the years to come. <")))><DW
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Vancouver in June 2013. We decided to get out of the city and try our luck at fishing. We took the 4 hour trip. The river was flooded and Steve, our guide, warned us that we may not be so lucky before we left. However, 40 mins later we had caught a Sturgeon. It was about a 1.3m long, a pretty young fish. We caught 3 more Sturgeon that day, mostly smaller, all were released. We saw countless more Sturgeon coming up to the surface as well as a Seal swimming nearby. These ancient fish are just amazing to see up close. The measurements of each fish were taken as part of a monitoring program. It was upsetting to learn that these fish were almost wiped out at one point. Great River Fishing Adventures were clearly committed to the conservation and protection of these beautiful fish.

Overall, we had a great day and would recommend this experience.

Visited June 2013
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Dean W, Owner at Great River Fishing Adventures, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
We appreciate you taking the time on your vacation to come out and fishing with our team for a Sturgeon experience. Our entire team works hard to ensure that this remarkable species will be preserved. The mark recapture program has now helped us to show that there has been a slight increase in population over the past 2 years. We hope that you come and visit us again and tell all your friends. <")))><DW
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Kelowna, Canada
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“Another Amazing Fishing Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We just got back from a sturgeon fishing trip with Great River Fishing. We have been booking sturgeon fishing trips with Dean and his crew for several years now. If possible, it gets better every year. This year was no exception. The fishing was fantastic and the company great. This is one more great memory for my son and I. Great River Fishing treats you superbly from start to finish. The hotel folks (at the Rainbow Inn Best Western) are great, friendly, courteous and the rooms clean and comfortable. The breakfasts will tide you over for a long time. Most importantly, Dean and his guides make the experience wonderful with incredible fishing and a great experience including tagging the fish. I highly recommend this to anyone.

Visited March 2014
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Dean W, Owner at Great River Fishing Adventures, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Spending time on the river with both you and Geoff has been wonderful over the years. Family fishing adventures are always very special. Thanks for the review and I can't wait for our next adventure together. Dean <")))><
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“Christmas Sturgeon Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

For Christmas this year the ladies in our family gave the adult boys a 1/2 day charter for sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River with Great River Fishing. On December 27th we (me, my son and two sons-in -law) met our guide, Dave Barry, with his boat at Fort Langley and proceeded out into the river to one of Dave's favorite sturgeon fishing holes. Shortly four lines were baited and in the water. Literally, within minutes one of the lines was demonstrating sturgeon interest (Dave knows these fish well) and I, the old man, was instructed by the boys to set the hook and start reeling which I did. A 30 minute or so episode of heaving on the rod and reeling ensued with all of us taking turns on the rod or supervising the accompanying fire drill. We brought a large sturgeon to surface which was too big to boat so we towed it to the nearby beach for measuring and photos. It turned out to be 7.5 feet long and was estimated to weigh close to 300 pounds. What an adventure for our first sturgeon fishing escapade. We also boated another sturgeon nearly 5 feet long. Thanks to our guide Dave for brilliant guiding, good stories and a great sense of humour.

Visited December 2013
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Airdrie, Canada
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“Unforgettable Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

In October 2013 my friend and I were blown away by our trip with GRFA! Our guide was Dino Dean himself, he went out of his way to show us two amazing days on the river and we were left with some fantastic memories. This is the best group you could be on the river with, they went out of their way to make sure we had the experience of not only fishing for sturgeon, but learning about the dino themselves, and catching everything from small ones to giants, tagging and recording beautiful specimens. We thank them for the amazing time, the memories and we look forward to fishing with them again soon! Many well wishes to them!

Visited October 2013
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