Cowichan River: World Famous

  

Overview

Home of the big ones. Cowichan River earned a reputation years ago for producing the biggest Coho Salmon in the world, and there’s no better place to look for them today. Both the river itself and the approach areas and very productive and Chum, Coho and Chinook are all plentiful especially during their return to spawning.

AT A GLANCE

REGION:Vancouver Island
SUB REGION: East Vancouver Island
SPECIES:Salmon
SEASONS:Spring, Fall, Winter
CONDITIONS:Mostly sheltered waters. Weather varies by season and is typical for the Pacific Northwest.
ACCESSIBILITY:Approximately 1 hour north of Victoria on Highway 1
LENGTH:Half Day, Full Day
GUIDED:Self-Guided, Certified Tidal Angling Guide
COST: $$
TOURISM: Tourism Cowichan  
SERVICES:Services and amenities typical of a small, North American town.
EXPERIENCES:Brown and Rainbow Trout and Steelhead fishing in river. Noted for wineries and restaurants, plus hiking and cycling.

WEATHER AND MARINE FORECAST

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT

WEATHER
WEATHER

Thu, Jul 19

18°C

 

Fri, Jul 20

18°C

 

Sat, Jul 21

20°C

 

Sun, Jul 22

23°C

 

Mon, Jul 23

26°C

LUNAR
Wind

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots except variable 10 near the coast south of Estevan Point early this morning and variable 10 near the coast south of Tofino this morning.

Tides

Low: 12:09

High: 18:49

Low: 01:13

High: 07:13

*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.

  

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