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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July 2019 Fishing Report

Local rivers: Fraser River: tidal and non-tidal - even with high water and cloudy visibility the Fraser is still providing large numbers of big Sturgeon. DFO biologists are claiming, with lower than average precipitation and warmer water, the Sturgeon and Trout are being kept active this year! The lower river is producing just as many record virgins as [...]

By |2019-07-04T08:22:40-07:00July 4th, 2019|Fishing|0 Comments

June 2019 Fishing Report

Local Rivers Fraser River: with freshette and the snow pack melting the river is up but anglers are still enjoying great Sturgeon outings. This month anchoring will be a chore, so pick slower moving water as the livathons will come to you! Fresh bloody baits are important as water is getting stained! Successful fishermen and guides are [...]

By |2019-06-04T13:51:22-07:00June 4th, 2019|Fishing|0 Comments

May 2019 Fishing Report

Local rivers: Fraser River: Tidal and Non-tidal - Sturgeon fishing has really taken off - the spring warmth has made the Big Whites aggressive on both sides of the boundary (Mission Bridge). The guides are using salmon belly; eels; pike minnows and oolichons - with salmon parts being the best (stinkier the better ! ) Trout have also really come [...]

By |2019-05-03T08:15:35-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Fishing|Comments Off on May 2019 Fishing Report

Fishing Report April 2019

Local Rivers: Fraser River: Tidal and Non-tidal - Sturgeon fishing starting to pick up again with the spring’s warmth! The river is extremely low making the flow faster - May be tough to anchor. Best baits are fresh pike minnows; lamprey eels roe and oolichons. The Fraser is excellent for trout right now- use single eggs; dew worms; [...]

By |2019-04-05T09:26:31-07:00April 5th, 2019|Fishing|Comments Off on Fishing Report April 2019

March 2019 Fishing Report

Local Rivers: Fraser River: Tidal and Non-tidal - Sturgeon fishing has slowed drastically due to cold water conditions. The river is low and fast! Angle in brackish water as all fish species are lethargic! Using fresh baits are your best bet. For Trout use single eggs; dew worms; krill and roe. For Sturgeon use lampreys; pike minnows or [...]

By |2019-03-02T10:35:44-07:00March 2nd, 2019|Fishing|Comments Off on March 2019 Fishing Report

AFGC February 2019 Fishing Report

Local Rivers: Fraser River: Tidal and Non-tidal - some Sturgeon are being caught but the best angling is for Cut-throat; Butt trout and White fish. Sturgeon - best baits: oolichons; ditch eels; lampreys; roe and of course good old pike minnows! Trout - best baits: single eggs; dew worms; roe and small spoons. Chilliwack/Vedder: Steelhead and fishermen are throughout [...]

By |2019-02-04T09:27:50-07:00February 4th, 2019|Fishing|Comments Off on AFGC February 2019 Fishing Report

January 2019 Fishing Report

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 [...]

By |2019-01-02T11:56:21-07:00January 2nd, 2019|Fishing|Comments Off on January 2019 Fishing Report

December 2018 Fishing Report

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 [...]

By |2018-11-26T14:09:22-07:00November 26th, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on December 2018 Fishing Report

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 [...]

By |2018-10-31T10:53:29-07:00October 31st, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on November 2018 Fishing Report

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. [...]

By |2018-10-05T09:59:50-07:00October 5th, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on October 2018 Fishing Report

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 [...]

By |2018-09-06T08:55:56-07:00September 6th, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on September 2018 Fishing Report

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. [...]

By |2018-08-03T20:33:29-07:00July 30th, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on Fishing Report August 2018
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