"Story by Matthew Clive from Great River Fishing Adventures.
Hot Spots from Ben Trainer at Great River Fishing Adventures.
The Mighty Fraser River is home to a Big Game Giant, the white sturgeon! Reaching lengths of over 20 feet and living hundreds of years, this is North and South Americaâs largest freshwater fish.
Chilliwack is home to this sturgeon playground where fish numbers are in the tens of thousands. Over the last couple of years, 4monster sturgeon have been caught, recorded and released unharmed by conservation minded fishing company Great River Fishing Adventures. People from around the globe make the pilgrimage to fulfill their lifelong dream of catching and getting hands on with these 300 million year old prehistoric monsters. These are true living dinosaurs roaming our home waters.
On a recent corporate team building event a group from Daley and Company Chartered Accountants landed the fish of a lifetime. Norman Daley, CEO / President who initially hooked up the fish said, âThat this thing was huge and in the first few minutes I had it on the line I thought my arms were going to fall off.â This white sturgeon turned out to be nearly 12ft in length and estimated at 1000lbs.
Paul and Ron Jarvis, visiting from Atlanta, Georgia, joined Great River Fishing for a family fishing trip when they too hooked into one of the largest fish caught on the Fraser River. The 11ft 10â monster sturgeon gave them a fishing experience to remember and Paul was quick to share about his encounter.
âManaging that fish became a true father and son challenge. As I played the fish my dad handed me water to keep hydrated and he even held on to my fighting belt and harness. When I saw that fish jump and the head come out of the water it was massive, landing this fish together is something we will never forget.
Although we all define our ultimate fishing experiences a little differently, one thing is certain, the breath-taking scenery of the Fraser River, the abundant wildlife and some of the worldâs most prolific sport fisheries will create some inspiring memories.
So if you are ready to make your way to British Columbia an adventure with Great River Fishing is almost guaranteed to pit you against the biggest fish youâve ever hooked into. Very likely a fish that is bigger and stronger than you are, in a battle that will be measured in hours not minutes, filled with massive jumps, line-peeling runs and epic tail walks.
And we havenât even had a chance to mention that the Fraser River is the #1 salmon-producing river in the world. We fish for all 5 species of Pacific Salmon, which allows for even more of a reason to visit!
Did You Know?
In July 2012 Great River Fishing Adventures made international news headlines when British tourists Michael and Margaret Snell caught and released the largest White Sturgeon on record at 12ft 4â and approximately 1100lbs. This fish would be older than Canada itself! Wow!
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