Though locals do not like to admit it, Port Alice is a salt & fresh water angler’s dream! Whether on the ocean, lake or river, fish in our region are famous for their size and the battle they provide the angler.
For salt water anglers, salmon, halibut, cod, and red snapper are just some of the fin fished that are plentiful in local waters. Prawns, crabs, clams, oysters and mussels are also abundant.
Public launching facilities in the centre of town make accessing the water easy. For those seeking a chartered experience, Port Alice is home to several guides with decades of experience on the local waters and know where all the “secret spots” are!
For the freshwater fisherman, numerous species of trout can be lured from the depths of both Alice and Victoria Lakes. A concrete boat launch is accessible at Alice Lake, whereas Victoria Lake offers an informal, gradual beach launch. Both lakes are frequently fished from shore and by belly boat.
The North Island offers some of the best steelhead fishing on all of Vancouver Island. Be sure to check local regulations.
For sport fishing regulations in and around Port Alice, check the latest regulations for Area 27 (Quatsino, Lawn Point, Topknot Point) and Area 127, 126 and 125 (offshore from Winter Harbour) at the Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s website (see link at right).
Local Fishing Guides
J&C Pacific Water & Land Adventures
Rumble Beach Fishing Charters
250-284-6204 / 250-209-2779