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

WEATHER
WEATHER

Tue, Oct 16

6°C

 

Wed, Oct 17

18°C

 

Thu, Oct 18

17°C

 

Fri, Oct 19

15°C

 

Sat, Oct 20

14°C

LUNAR
Wind

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots except east 20 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait.

Tides

High: 07:30

Low: 12:26

High: 18:10

Low: 01:30

*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.

  

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