For more than 30 years, the Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia has worked to promote recreational fishing in British Columbia and protect the rights of anglers.
A non-profit society funded by a wide range of members, the SFI provides a unified voice for recreational fishing in B.C. Representing the interests of our members, industry related businesses and service providers and more than 250,000 annual licence holders, we interact with both the provincial and federal governments to ensure that the social and economic value of B.C.’s recreational fisheries is recognized and promoted. We also participate in cooperative research projects and create valuable programs to enhance and foster sustainable sport fishing opportunities for future generations of British Columbians.
We work on behalf of our members, to increase the economic strength of the sport fishing industry. We work on behalf of anglers across B.C. to promote participation in our sport. And we work to protect the Charter Rights of all Canadians.
To learn more, and to become an SFI Member, please visit our website at sportfishing.bc.ca
At nearly 26,000 kilometres (16,000 miles), B.C. has one of the longest coastlines in the world. An experienced, local fishing guide will know the area you’re fishing in, how to navigate it safely and will also know the best spots and techniques to catch the types of fish you’re after. A professional guide will do the “work,” so you can simply enjoy the fishing. Established in 2010, B.C.’s Certified Tidal Angling Guide program is unique in North America. Designed to ensure the highest levels of customer service and safety standards, the CTAG certification program provides tidal and boat-based fishing guides with the tools and materials they need to provide world-class service while satisfying all safety and regulatory requirements.
The CTAG badge is proof that your fishing guide is well trained, professional, experienced and knowledgeable. Look for the red and white CTAG badge on your guide, and ask about CTAG before planning your next trip to a fishing lodge in B.C.
Even if you’re an experienced angler, hiring a qualified guide is one of the best ways to explore a new fishing destination in British Columbia.