Campbell River is only 5 km long so the river is not going to win any
long river contests but in its short run is some of the best fishing on the
Along its banks you will find some great
fishing spots although you will more than likely have to share them with a
multitude of other anglers.
They are all here to fish for august to
September Chinook run or maybe the September October Coho run or maybe the summer long pink run, they are
all great for fishing.
You might want to try out the summer
and winter Steelhead runs or just fish for the Rainbow and Cutthroat trout that
are abundant at all times. I put my first line into this river in 1961 when I
was 6 yrs old and have always loved fishing here.
I remember one time when I was a young man,
I went down to the lower part of the river to try my luck and when I got there,
was already taken by a very well equipped fella who had all the latest gear.
So I walked up stream a bit to find another
place to try my luck. As I got to a spot just above the angler, I ran into
another fisherman, a young native lad who had a stick with a line and a hook, fishing with
So I sat down to watch these two anglers go
In about an hour the young man with the
stick had his limit of very nice trout and the other angler, well he had no fish
yet. just goes to show its not the gear but the know how that gets you fish.