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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08 April

Fly Tying Course Thursdays

By |2018-04-08T19:42:04-07:00April 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 |2018-04-06T08:30:44-07:00April 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 |2018-03-02T10:29:48-07:00March 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! [...]

02 February

Fishing Report February 2018

By |2018-02-02T11:26:05-07:00February 2nd, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on Fishing Report February 2018

LOCAL RIVERS Fraser River: (non-tidal) High, Dirty and Dangerous!! Good for cut throats and white fish. Vedder/Chilliwack: Blown out!! Chehalis: High water advisory!! Harrison: Best bet (water is high -find the slots for steelhead) trout and cut throats all over - use real baits in brackish water or flies. Cultus Lake: lots of cut throat [...]

03 January

Fishing Report January 2018

By |2018-01-03T08:25:19-07:00January 3rd, 2018|Fishing|Comments Off on Fishing Report January 2018

Local Rivers Fraser River - (non-tidal): conditions are low and clear! The Sturgeon are aggressive as salmonid carcass’s are few: use traditional baits like roe balls; salmon pieces; pike minnow are all good choices. Tidal portion of the Fraser: nothing much going on below Mission.  Vedder/Chilliwack: Low and clear again -lots of nice water! This years derby was [...]

02 December

December 2017 Fishing Report

By |2017-12-02T13:28:20-07:00December 2nd, 2017|Fishing|Comments Off on December 2017 Fishing Report

 Local RiversFraser: November storms have made the Fraser a hazard - still open for chinook, limit of 4 salmon/day; Coho (hatchery only) 2/day; chum 2/dayHarrison: getting slower now it’s curtain time for the chum. I am still limiting out on OK blackheads for the smoker. Northern Coho should be any time now! Use swim jigs and regular mariboo [...]

03 November

Fishing Report November 2017

By |2017-11-03T10:17:30-07:00November 3rd, 2017|Fishing|Comments Off on Fishing Report November 2017

Local Rivers  Fraser River: Sturgeon Fishing is at a high right now! Use salmon parts for best results; chum hearts and gills, chum roe and belly with tail attached is a good favourite. Still some Chinook around but getting dark. Coho still showing up, use roe and krill or spinners tipped with scent! Chum [...]

02 October

October 2017 Fishing Report

By |2017-10-02T08:40:10-07:00October 2nd, 2017|Fishing|Comments Off on October 2017 Fishing Report

LOCAL RIVERS 1) Fraser: Sturgeon fishing seems to be getting better every day! Use salmon pieces; eels; roe; pike minnows are the guides mainstays! Chinook 4/day 1 over 62cm, Chum 2/day….NO fishing for Coho Sockeye. ‘Bait Ban’ until further notice, use springlows and jigs. 2) Chilliwack/Vedder: Conditions are very low, flow and gin clear. Watershed is open for [...]

02 September

September 2017 Fishing Report

By |2017-09-02T20:26:10-07:00September 2nd, 2017|Fishing|Comments Off on September 2017 Fishing Report

LOCAL RIVERS 1) Chilliwack/Vedder: conditions are as they were in August, low and clear! Open for hatchery Coho 4/day; Chum 1/day; hatchery Rainbow Trout 4/day. No Pink or Sockeye retention. 2) Fraser: is closed to salmon fishing until further notice! Open for Sturgeon and hatchery Cutthroat Trout! Fred Helmer and the Salmon Society have organized a protest for [...]

02 August

August 2017 Fishing Report

By |2017-08-02T09:06:06-07:00August 2nd, 2017|Fishing|Comments Off on August 2017 Fishing Report

LOCAL RIVERS Chilliwack/Vedder: conditions are low and clear! There are still a few Chinook around; mostly being caught up top as most of the fish are in the hatchery. Summer run Steelhead have not shown up yet, but there are winter run still being hooked below the crossing! The Sockeye have been trickling in steadily. There is no [...]

09 July

July 2017 Fishing Report

By |2017-07-09T11:31:14-07:00July 9th, 2017|Fishing|Comments Off on July 2017 Fishing Report

LOCAL RIVERS Chilliwack/Vedder: fully open to Angling, (1 Chinook per day). It is too early to tell if returns have been successful! Very good trout fishing, Steelhead also still in system. Baits are krill; single eggs and worms. For hardware use small spinners; corkies and spinglows. Minnow patterns and spratleys are also a good choice. Fraser: is still [...]

06 June

June 2017 Fishing Report

By |2017-06-06T09:11:20-07:00June 6th, 2017|Fishing|Comments Off on June 2017 Fishing Report

  LOCAL RIVERS Vedder: will fully open July 1st. River is extremely high, please watch your footing as there is a high stream advisory in effect. Chehalis: water high but is fishable for trout. Bait is best in backwater. Fraser: water is high and dirty with big debris flowing down from the north. Be careful [...]

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