Barkley Sound - Alberni Inlet is one of British Columbia's outstanding
fishing grounds with multiple Chinook salmon runs occurring from April
on through into the summer months.
by road to the communities of Port
Alberni (which claims the title "The Salmon Fishing Capital of
the World" along with Campbell
the Barkley Sound & Alberni Inlet area offers anglers an opportunity
to reel in large springs over 30 lbs. from late March (on the offshore
fishing banks) to early September.
Fishing Alberni Inlet
springs are present from late June through summer. While fishing for Bluebacks
can occur as early as February around the Bamfield area of Barkley Sound
, the best time for Coho of size starts in June and is best in late summer
and early fall. Sockeye arrive in the area during May and will work their
way into Alberni Inlet by late June. July and August can offer some absolutely
spectacular salmon fishing in Alberni Inlet and is definitely worth a
trip. Halibut, lingcod, and rockfish can also be excellent especially
on the outside banks. (See
Game Fish of BC)
word of caution: fishing on the offshore banks
outside of Alberni Inlet requires large seaworthy boats that can handle
a big ground swell which is often present. Navigational aids such as a
compass, GPS or radar as well as a VHF radio is advisable. Many charters
and guides are available in the Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Bamfield areas.
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