The Abbotsford Anglers

The Fishing Club at the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club is interested in fish habitat and it’s conservation, educating the public on pollution and the threats that it can bring to fish environments, river shore clean up projects, and of course Fishing! We will strive to bring as much information on the hot spots that other club members have discovered or know about, and any other fishing news that pretains to this great sport.

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02 January

January 2019 Fishing Report

By |2019-01-02T11:56:21+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Fishing|0 Comments

There has been NO change in fish returns and weather in January. Except! - the Vedder/Chilliwack water shed, Steelhead are slowly starting to trickle in with each tide change. The Steelhead are still in the lower river between Cultas Lake crossing and Barrowtown. Many anglers are still fishing higher because of better conditions! Best baits are Roe; Ghost [...]

26 November

December 2018 Fishing Report

By |2018-11-26T14:09:22+00:00November 26th, 2018|Fishing|0 Comments

Local Rivers Vedder/Chilliwack: 4 Salmon/day; 4 hatchery Coho; 4 Chinook; 1 Chum. Still a decent number of fish showing up each tide change. Best baits are jigs swim (twitching) jigs and roe. Harrison : 4 hatchery Coho, starting to colour up now but still OK! Best baits are jigs and bait - worms, roe, krill, wool and big [...]

31 October

November 2018 Fishing Report

By |2018-10-31T10:53:29+00:00October 31st, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on November 2018 Fishing Report

Local Rivers Fraser River: - (non-tidal) now CLOSED to Chum! Only Chinook, Coho, Steelhead, Trout and Sturgeon are open! - (tidal) same as the non-tidal! Vedder/Chilliwack: Water-sheds are open for all salmonids, trout - still a 4 fish limit. 1 Chum, 1 Chinook over 62cm, all Coho must be hatchery. The river has come up and is full of [...]

05 October

October 2018 Fishing Report

By |2018-10-05T09:59:50+00:00October 5th, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on October 2018 Fishing Report

Local Rivers Fraser River: - (non-tidal) Closed to Fishing until October 26th (except Sturgeon) - (tidal) Closed to Fishing until October 26th for salmon (except Sturgeon) Vedder/Chilliwack: is open to Salmon; Trout and Steelhead. 4/Salmon/day; 1 Chum 4 Coho (hatchery) for a daily quota of 4 Salmon Jigs are hot right now! Chum colours are white, purple, blue and red. [...]

06 September

September 2018 Fishing Report

By |2018-09-06T08:55:56+00:00September 6th, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on September 2018 Fishing Report

LOCAL RIVERS Fraser River: - (non-tidal) It has been open for Sockeye and Chinook since August 7th, will close September 3rd. 2 Sockeye is your daily limit and 4 Chinook - 1 over 50cm. Vedder/Chilliwack: open for Coho. 4/per day limit 4 Chinook/day; 1 Chum - limit of 4 Chehalis: Open for Chinook Salmon and summer run [...]

30 July

Fishing Report August 2018

By |2018-08-03T20:33:29+00:00July 30th, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on Fishing Report August 2018

LOCAL RIVERS Fraser River: - (non-tidal) still great sturgeon fishing! The river has dropped considerably, watch for depth changes as they occur without warning! Catch and Release only! Use pike minnows, oolichons, lamprey eels and salmon parts. Some anglers are using earth worms! Vedder/Chilliwack: Is open for retention of ; 4 hatchery Trout, 4 Chinook - 1 over 62cm. [...]

06 July

Fishing Report July 2018

By |2018-07-06T09:32:25+00:00July 6th, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on Fishing Report July 2018

LOCAL RIVERS Fraser River: - (non-tidal) is up and stained as June gave us so much rain! But still giving Sturgeon anglers great days! Use pike minnows; oolichons; lamprey eels; salmon parts and worms. Vedder/Chilliwack: July 1st - will fully open to both - drift with bait and fly. Upper and lower reaches to retention of Chinook salmon [...]

03 June

AFGC June 2018 Fishing Report

By |2018-06-03T15:45:29+00:00June 3rd, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on AFGC June 2018 Fishing Report

LOCAL RIVERS AND LAKES Fraser River: - (non-tidal) Sturgeon fishing is fair because conditions are: very high water levels combined with murky conditions; best to use oolichons, lampreys, chum roe, salmon strips, pike minnows and worms. Vedder/Chilliwack: is closed to angling above the crossing; but it is open to fly fishing only below the crossing - May 1-31st. [...]

02 May

May 2018 Fishing Report

By |2018-05-02T09:09:40+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on May 2018 Fishing Report

LOCAL RIVERS Fraser River: - (non-tidal) The Fraser is rising noticeably every day due to the hot weather province wide. Freshet is happening now! Be cautious at anchor as much debris is coming from the north. The boat launches are busier than usual as the Sturgeon woke up hungry! Use roe; dew worms; salmon parts; key bait is ‘pike [...]

08 April

Fly Tying Course Thursdays

By |2018-04-08T19:42:04+00:00April 8th, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on Fly Tying Course Thursdays

Due to interest expressed by club members, the Angling (Fishing) Club will be conducting fly tying nights on the third Thursday of the month beginning April 19th from 7:00 to 9:00pm. This open to all AFGC members interested in fly tying. We will have a few spare vises, materials and free instruction to get members [...]

06 April

April 2018 Fishing Report

By |2018-04-06T08:30:44+00:00April 6th, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on April 2018 Fishing Report

  LOCAL RIVERS Fraser River: - (non-tidal) Water levels are unusually low due to late snow melt from the North, which is making our conditions fast and with fast moving debris choose your way points with caution! Some guides are still taking out clients and are having success below Chilliwack for sturgeon - use traditional baits such as roe [...]

02 March

Fishing Report March 2018

By |2018-03-02T10:29:48+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on Fishing Report March 2018

LOCAL RIVERS Fraser River: - (non-tidal) Since the cold snap the river has cleared up and the debris flow has decreased. This has resulted in the sturgeon fishing becoming worthwhile again! Catch and release only! Not many Steelhead kills reported in February, a total of 8 releases, that I know of, above Island 22. - (tidal) dead slow! [...]

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