Sunny Days & Salmon Fishing

The beginning of May means that there’s less than 3 weeks until we move up to the resort for the summer, and just over a month until we open our doors for the 2017 season. This year our opening weekend happens to coincide with Father’s Day on June 18th and in the spirit of celebrating Dads everywhere we’re offering a Father’s Day Special June 15th through 18th.

Bring your dad (or uncle, or grandpa, or anyone else who loves fishing and deserves a getaway) and enjoy 3 nights all-inclusive accommodation, gourmet meals and private fully guided fishing charters for unreal rates on our opening weekend. Father’s Day Special packages start at $2695 Canadian per person for 2 guests, or $2195 Canadian per person for 3 guests.

In fishing news, although spring has gotten off to a slow start on Vancouver Island, the fishing certainly hasn’t. Early season salmon fishing has continued to be great around Southern Vancouver Island over the last couple weeks, and in between prepping for the season (we’re officially less than a month away from our first derby!) we’ve still managed to get out on the water and put a couple nice Chinook salmon in the boat.

Ed (pictured below) did a charter out of Sidney last Friday with our guide Jeff and landed a 22 lb Chinook – hopefully foreshadowing of his trip out to Barkley Sound this summer.

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The weather has started to warm up around Vancouver Island so Jeff was back out for a quick fish Tuesday morning, caught an unreal sunrise and another couple of nice Chinook to start the day.

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With fishing being so consistent around the South coast of Vancouver Island we’re confident it will be just a good in Barkley Sound to start the season. We have crews heading up both this weekend and next to continue getting the resort ready for our first pre-season derby June 2nd – 5th, so we’ll have a fishing report from the Sound next week.

Both our derbies are completely sold out, but we’ve still got space for our Father’s Day Special for our regular season opening June 15th – 18th, so let us know soon if you and your dad want to spend an unforgettable weekend together fishing in Barkley Sound!

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