Your gateway to the worlds best salmon and halibut fishing.

JPs Fishing Adventures

Captain Jon Paetkau is your guide to a non-stop west coast experience. Bamfield is one of the few places where we can target many different runs of salmon. This makes it one of the best and most reliable fisheries on the entire coast. At any time, we can catch salmon heading to one of their natal rivers to spawn. Come out and experience the wild west coast, with JPs Fishing Adventures.

Bamfield

Bamfield is a fisherman's dream. The Barkley Sound is host to many different local rivers, including the mighty runs of the Robertson Creek Hatchery and the Nitnat river, which are two of the most productive rivers on the island. Whether you’re looking for tyee class chinook, hammer halibut, monster coho or to experience the west coast with salt water fishing trip, Bamfield is the place to be.

The Boats

Dorothy Rae

JPs new boat!

The Dorothy Rae is our flagship, she is a 27' Tiara with twin Mercury outboards. This boat is Transport Canada approved. Equipped with a head, Raymarine radar and electronics, and Scotty High Performance downriggers.

Jean-Ann

JPs new boat!

The Jean-Ann is a custom 23' Hourston Sedan with a 300 hp Suzuki outboard. This boat is Transport Canada approved, equipped with a head, Lowrance radar and electronics, and Scotty High Performance downriggers.

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2017 Season

What to bring

For your day on the water with JP, these are some essentials to have:

  • Rain gear and warm clothing
  • Cooler to fill
  • Food and refreshments
  • Salt water fishing license
  • Camera

Rates

$600

Half day

$1100

Full day

NOTE: Taxes not included. There is a 25% down payment required to secure reservation.

Contact J.P.

Captain Jon Paetkau

1.250.240.4608

Accommodations

We don't directly offer accommodations, but these are some of our favorites in the area.

Sea Beam Lodge

If relaxing on a deck, overlooking the calm waters of Bamfield while barbecuing your days catch is your idea of a good time then you’re looking for the Seabeam fishing lodge. Seabeam offers a tackle shop, moorage, ice, fishing licenses, a full kitchen, as well as hot showers.

1.250.728.3286

Mckay Bay Lodge

This all inclusive lodge is a excellent place to stay. Offering three meals a day and all the necessities including a hot tub, free wi-fi, a tackle shop, a flash freezer for your catch, a vacuum packer, along with everything else to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.

1.250.728.3323

Mills Landing

Mills Landing is a wonderful resort that boasts the best “do it yourself” cottages in Bamfield. Your hosts, Jerry and Diana, are always happy to see that you have the best stay possible. Mills Landing offers salt, ice, freezers, vacuum packer, and fishing charters.

1.250.728.2300

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