Fly Fish in the Cowichan River

The Cowichan River is a world renowned fly fishing destination with a healthy run of Chinook, Coho and Chum salmon going into the late fall. There is also an amazing Steelhead fishery from December into March. A healthy population of resident Cutthroat, Brown and Rainbow Trout also inhabit the river which can be caught year round.


Our vacation rentals are located just a few minutes walk to Skutz Falls fish ladder.


Hike along the beautiful Trans Canada Trail to explore the many public access points to the river for spectacular fishing locations.


The scenery of this beautiful ecosystem are second to none.

Guided fishing trips on the river can also be arranged.


Please contact Judah Oakes at for any information or recommendations on guiding outfits or what fishing equipment to bring.


A British Columbia Freshwater Fishing Licence is mandatory for angling the nontidal waters of the Cowichan River which can be purchased online here.


If you intend on targeting salmon and or steelhead you must purchase additional salmon and or steelhead tags along with the purchase of your basic fishing licence.


Freshwater Fishing Rules And Regulations can be found here.


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