"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 Our 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 Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.   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.

Updated September 7 2022

This is the last six weeks of when we are fishing for mature salmon migrating up the rivers. There will be excellent opportunities for Chinook, Coho and Sockeye Salmon into early October. This is time of the year when we always catch our biggest salmon of the year. 20 - 30 pound Chinook are  a possibility every trip.

Feeding chinook salmon migrate into Howe Sound late September to feed on herring that spawn in the upper sound throughout the winter. This fishery remains consistent through to the end of March. It is open for a retention of 2 chinook per person.

Spot Prawns
The best months for Spot prawns are August through to mid May.
The Commercial prawn harvest runs for about a month starting in mid May. During this time we will not be dropping traps for Spot Prawns.

Dungeness Crab
Is open for retention year round. The best results are January through to the end of June.
In mid June the Commercial Crab Fishing season begins, and is open until the end of October.

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

Captain Warren

Call or Text 1-604-202-6522