"Amazing hospitality & even better fishing! "
- Bryan Stolth
"This is a fishing experience not to be missed when visiting Vancouver "  Quincy Tran
"Amazing hospitality & even better fishing! " - Bryan Stolth
"This is a fishing experience not to be missed when visiting Vancouver "  Quincy Tran
"Excellent value for a fun day out on the water in our beautiful city."    Kirby Reid
"Amazing hospitality & even better fishing !"  Bryan Stolth
Spectacular Scenery!
World class salmon minutes from the dock !
Chinook Salmon, Spot Prawns and Dungeness Crab !

Experience Vancouver's Amazing Saltwater Salmon Fishing From A 30 Foot Boston Whaler.

Vancouver’s waters are home to some of the most prolific salmon runs in the world. With millions of salmon returning to local rivers and streams annually, you can catch salmon here any day of the year.

First Fish Charters is your first choice for catching salmon in Vancouver.  Our flexible packages and unparalleled guiding expertise ensure that you will have the most exciting and successful fishing trip possible! First Fish Charters will have you fishing within minutes of departing from either Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver or Snug Cove on Bowen Island. We provide everything you need, so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery as well as the great fishing.  

Captain Warren has been selected to be apart of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans stock assessment program. He takes a selection of DNA samples from Coho and Chinook Salmon. This helps provided scientific data for the migration patterns and growth rates for these two iconic salmon species. This data will help enable fishing opportunities for the future.

Everyone from beginning, to seasoned anglers will benefit from host and guide Warren Barker’s more than 15 years of guiding experience.  Your day’s catch will include seasonal fishing opportunities for Dungeness Crab and succulent B.C. Spot Prawns in addition to our world famous year round Pacific Salmon fishery. Our charters are perfect for tourist, family and corporate trips looking for a quality local fishing experience. Your world class Vancouver salmon fishing Charter begins with First Fish Charters.

FOR 2023

Updated December 2022

Feeding chinook salmon migrate into Howe Sound to feed on herring that spawn in the sound from December to March. This fishery remains consistent through to the end of March. It is open for a retention of 2 chinook per person. The cold water conditions brings out more flavor in these already delicious salmon.

The chinook salmon fishing is very consistent through these months. It is a catch and release fishery to protect the early returning Fraser River Chinook population.

Are the months when the majority of salmon are migrating back to their native rivers to spawn. The ocean environment is their last opportunity to feed prior to heading into their freshwater migration. Coho and pink salmon are the first to arrive in local waters followed by chinook and sockeye. The last to arrive are chum in mid September.

Spot Prawns
Are available to harvest from April 1st to May 10th and June 15th to December 31st.

Dungeness Crab
Is open for retention year round. The best results are January through to the end of June.

Please contact me to book a trip or if you have any questions .

Captain Warren

Call or Text 1-604-202-6522