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“World Record Fish of a Lifetime!”

Great River Fishing Adventures
Ranked #1 of 13 Tours in Chilliwack
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1988, we are one of the largest fully guided sport-fishing operators on the Fraser River and it's tributaries. Every year, thousands of tourists from all over the world visit us to experience the world-renowned fishing and natural wonder of the Fraser River in beautiful British Columbia. This calm water fishery features over ten species of sport fish and year round opportunities for the novice and expert angler alike. We fish the #1 Sturgeon, Salmon and Trout rivers in the World. We specialize in multiple styles of fishing to meet the needs of any angler. Have you ever caught or touched a real living Dinosaur? We specialize in targeting White Sturgeon, a species that can grow over 20 feet in length and over a 1000lbs. These magnificent creatures make spectacular jumping displays and runs that will excite every angler. We also fish for all 5 species of Wild Pacific Salmon and boast the largest and most experienced team of fly fishing guides on the entire river. We exclusively travel to the Upper Pitt River and Lillooet River to chase sea run Dolly Varden, Bull Trout, Rainbow and migrating Salmon. When fishing with us the opportunities are endless and each adventure is personally customized so you can focus on the reason you are here......to fish!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We visited Chilliwack for the second time and had an amazing week. On Monday morning I hooked a huge sturgeon that we could not control! It took us ten miles downriver and after one and a half hours we managed to beach this huge record sturgeon-the largest freshwater fish caught on rod and line in the world according to the international press- and safely released it back to the Fraser River! It was an amazing day, backed up by superb boat handling and help from Dean Werk of Great River Fishing Adventures,based on Chilliwack, British Columbia. News of our tremendous catch hit Canadian Television and the Internet and photos went all over the world! Dean is a great guy and Jeff, Curtis and Benny, who we also had helping us during the week's fishing, were just as great! Go fishing in British Columbia!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I have never fished in my life, but travel in the Seattle and BC area with work and had a spare weekend to kill. I was introduced to sturgeon and salmon fishing by Dean and Curtis from the Great River Fishing team and was blown away with the experience and fish I caught…. 7ft prehistoric monsters and 3 different types of salmon in one day have kept me coming back for years with friends (fishermen and complete novices) and colleagues. Their attention to your experience and skill in catching fish makes them stand out against the other guides and as an experience to rival any…. Try it out!!

2  Thank brown911
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

When you book a trip please be aware that sometimes you DO NOT catch a fish.
Than it's just 4 hours on the boat chatting with your guide. Not super exiting but what can you do - it's fishing.
They said there is not enough salmon in the Fraser river so Sturgeons are lazy and not hunting for it :-(
Thankfully our guide let my son to drive the boat on a way back, so he was happy at the end.

5  Thank Pawel_0
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

I just wanted to write a short review of our experience with Great River Fishing.The trip was planned as a 50th birthday gift formy brother on Sept. 15. The entire trip was great. Our guide, Oliver, was awesome. He was very accomadting to us and had tremendous experience in Sturgeon fishing. He explained the whole process very well and in no time we were into our first fish. We landed several fish with the largest measuring at 9 ft! Being able to get into the water with the fish was an experience that we will not forget. I would highly reccomend Great River for your Sturgeon adventure and also would reccommend Oliver as the guide.

1  Thank Mark L
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

On September 8th, we held our 5th Annual Sturgeon Classic. As in the past, we used Great River Fishing Adventures as our Guide Service for this event. In total, we landed 28 Sturgeon which was only possible due to the experience of all the guides. If you want a trip of your life, you can't go wrong with booking your trip with The Great River Fishing Adventures who are SECOND TO NON!! Special Thanks to our Guides Jeff, Davie, Oliver, Curtis, Sasha, Shawn and Ben

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3  Thank Gary K
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