Location
Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands
BC, Canada
Drive-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
saltwater,
Guided
8 hours/day
No fly fishing
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Overview

Steve Mawdsley’s Reel Crazy Fishing Charter offers premier sports fishing in Winter Harbour, BC, a remote hamlet on Northern Vancouver Island (near Port Hardy). Winter Harbour sportfishiing is second to none in the world.

Steve’s Reel Crazy Fishing Charters chose Winter Harbour to operate from because without a doubt, Winter Harbour is a low pressure fishery. Winter Harbour also boasts some of the wildest remote wilderness in the world.

Steve is your Winter Harbour number 1 fishing guide and host aboard the FV “Reel Crazy”. Steve fishes 2 anglers per boat providing exceptional classic sportfishing in Winter Harbour and Quatsino Sound. We fish for wild Chinook (King) Salmon, Coho (Silvers), Red Snapper, Ling Cod and Halibut…at the same time providing breathtaking scenery and photographic opportunities. Catching your limit of large salmon is the norm at Winter Harbour.

What makes us unique:

  1. Winter Harbour is a low pressure fishery and also boasts some of the wildest remote wilderness in the world.

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

Not specified

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Dungeness Crab
  • Halibut
  • Ling Cod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Tuna (starts in late August, space is limited because of short season)
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dungeness Crab
Halibut
Ling Cod
Rockfish
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)

Our season runs from June 25 to Sept 10.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$560.32
CA$750.00
£429.36
€475.30

PER PERSON

4 nights / 3 days fishingPackage 

2 anglers per boat

US$2,166.57
CA$2,900.00
£1,660.21
€1,837.81
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4 nights / 3 days fishingPackage 

3 anglers per boat

US$1,755.67
CA$2,350.00
£1,345.34
€1,489.26
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5 nights / 4 days fishingPackage 

2 anglers per boat

US$2,838.96
CA$3,800.00
£2,175.44
€2,408.17
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5 nights / 4 days fishingPackage 

3 anglers per boat

US$2,241.28
CA$3,000.00
£1,717.46
€1,901.19
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NOTES

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $CAD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $CAD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

8 hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Deposit required: 50%

Balance due: On arrival.


Full refund if trip is cancelled.


Payment Methods Accepted
Credit cards:
PayPal:
Check/cash:
Wire transfer/bank draft:
Cash

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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
7
2
193.9
Feb
7
1
111.4
Mar
9
2
126
Apr
11
3
89.6
May
14
6
52.8
Jun
16
9
53.3
Jul
18
11
27.9
Aug
18
11
43.5
Sep
16
9
68.4
Oct
12
6
194.8
Nov
8
3
243
Dec
6
2
210.3

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
44
35
7.63
Feb
45
35
4.39
Mar
48
36
4.96
Apr
52
38
3.53
May
57
43
2.08
Jun
60
48
2.1
Jul
64
51
1.1
Aug
65
52
1.71
Sep
61
48
2.69
Oct
53
43
7.67
Nov
47
38
9.57
Dec
43
35
8.28

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Dick’s Last Resort accommodates Steve’s fishing guests to complete an all Inclusive fishing package for outdoor & fishing enthusiasts. Dick’s Last Resort is a comfortable 3 floor B&B with 3 bedrooms on the top floor, 2 bedrooms on the main and one bedroom on the ground level. A large country style kitchen can seat a dozen guests with ease. The front entrance with balcony gives guests a place to relax after fishing or dinner providing panoramic views that can only be described as breathtaking.There are freezers to store guests catches.

Details

Corporate buyout:

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

12

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

15 mins

Meals

    Other Activities

    Hiking, wildlife viewing, kayaking.

    Photographers Take Note: Be sure and bring your camera as this will not just be a Reel Crazy Fishing Charter but also a Wildlife Photography Adventure. Wildlife photo opportunities abound on Northern Vancouver Island’s Quatsino Sound region, the envy of many a world class wilderness/wildlife photographer.

    BOATS

    Description

    Steve’s 25.5 foot Parker Pilot House FV Reel Crazy is equipped with enough HP & state of the art equipment to get us to the fish and get the fish in the boat. Our Parker has a huge aft fishing platform and a pilot house to keep us dry during rainy weather. Marine head is available.

    Salmon Fishing Quatsino Sound:

    • Scotty Electric Down riggers
    • Temple Fork fishing rods
    • Sage 6012 fishing reels
    • Comfortable seats (not that you will be sitting much)

    Reel Crazy Chinook Coho

    • Light weight Temple Fork rods
    • Sage 6012 Fly Reels
    • It is a blast. “WOW”
    • Coho are usually abundant late August Early September

    Reel Crazy Halibut Ling Cod Snapper

    • Classic halibut fishing rods
    • Penn 320 level wind reels.
    • Halibut anchor setups

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