Chris Ciesla - Pro Guide & Company Operator
For Chris, fishing has been a way of life, and he has been actively involved in the guiding industry for almost 15 years, both as a successful business owner and professional sport-fishing guide.
“I have used guides for almost 50 years now, and I can honestly say that I have never met such a professional group of guides in all my years fishing. I would recommend any guide from River Sportfishing for your fishing excursions. Each guide has a full knowledge of not only the quarry species you are after, but are exceptional fly casters in their own right. If you do go with River Sportfishing I guarantee you that you will agree that these guys, this company, are interested in only one thing – making sure you enjoy the ultimate Pacific Salmon fishing experience.”
David Bell – Scotland
Your Fishing Guides
British Columbia Fishing Guides operating in Vancouver, Chilliwack and surrounding areas of the Fraser River Valley. When you book a guided fishing trip with our company, you can expect to be in good hands. Our team of licensed and professional fishing guides represents some of the top anglers in southwestern BC.
In the business of sportfishing, knowledge and experience cannot be overlooked. Our team has enough of both to cover 160km of river, and when fishing is tough, having that option will prove to be invaluable.
We are one of only a handful, year-round guiding operations that treat this as a full-time business and as a professional career. Most fishing charters offer great service, operate boats of similar size and quality, offer similar quality equipment, and target the same species. So what is it that makes one outfit better than the other? Yes, service is very important, but service alone won’t make your holiday a success. After all, you’re coming here to fish and to experience the best that our fisheries have to offer. Reality is, it comes down to the quality of the guides, the people that will ultimately be responsible for putting you onto fish and determining the overall success of your trip.
Our high percentage of repeat clientele is a testament to the quality of our fishing guides, their desire to succeed, and the great results they are able to produce on a regular basis. Our guides WILL make the difference between you having a good holiday and a great holiday.
Sacha Szymczak - Pro Guide
Sacha was born in Richmond B.C. and raised and lived in the Lower Mainland all of his 39 years. As a young boy he was introduced to fishing and the outdoors by his opa.
James Cunningham - Pro Guide
James’s obsession with steelhead lead him to B.C where he eventually encountered and got hooked onto sturgeon.
Dan Rainville - Pro Guide
I grew up in Powell River, as long as I can remember I’ve been drawn to the water, ocean lakes or rivers, and fishing is a passion that has always gone hand in hand wuthering that.
Peter Dalgleish - Pro Guide
I have been fishing for over 40 years. It all started when I was 5 years old, spending the summers up in the Kamloops area lakes, with my grandpa, and fly fishing for trout. As my passion grew for fishing, I started to fish the fall salmon runs in the local, lower mainland rivers, which naturally progressed to winter Steelhead fishing.
Cord Wellicome - Pro Guide
Its hard to say as I have had many that bring back fond memories, but I think landing my first steelhead has to stick out as the most memorable. Landing my first sturgeon over 8 feet would come in a close second.