The Leiner River has a
small summer and winter run of Steelhead and a great fall run of Coho when the
fall rains are heavy.
To fish the waters of
Leiner River beyond the mouth and estuary requires you to bushwhack from the
The hike is worth it
though as the fishing is good for native Cutthroats and Rainbows.
But if that is not enough
to get you there then the wildlife will. You can expect to see Black Bears,
Blacktail deer, Cougars ( maybe) and numerous birds and small animals, so come
on over and see for yourself and bring your camera.
City of Tahsis maintains a small site on the river, just outside of the Village
A popular day use
spot, it has easy access to the river, swimming holes and a small, sandy beach.
To reach this site from
Gold River, you take the Head Bay road (Tahsis Road) and follow it almost
to Tahsis where you'll see a campsite sign on the left at the
junction of the access road.