When you go on a world-class fishing charter you should expect highly experienced guides that know the best fishing spots like the back of their hand. Fishing is one thing, but guiding is another. Our guides have grown up or guided in the area for a minimum of 10 years. Many big BC lodges have a few good guides and the rest are hired each year to fill positions. This does not mean that they know the area, or have any significant experience guiding. If you are lucky enough to get one of the good ones; great! At Reel Obsession our friendly team of professionals will show you a fun, safe and fish filled charter every time. All our guides are industry certified by Transport Canada and meet or exceed all requirements.
From the time I could hold a rod I was in the boat or on the shore with my dad. My passion for the sport was definitely handed down. Like I said, it's been imprinted in me from a very young age. I now spend almost 200 days a year with rod in hand, mostly work and of course some play. My uncle invited me to Zeballos 16 years ago and it has been my home every summer since; that's how my career started. Now it's my turn to pass the rod over to my father, son, or guest!
Norm has been a dedicated fisherman and hunter his entire life and enjoys this lifestyle best when he is taking others along to share in the adventure. A prairie boy with an addiction in boats, he has been drawn to Vancouver Island and has now fished our saltwater for nearly two decades. 'Calm no matter how complicated the day gets', describes how Norm will land your fish whether you are a seasoned rod handler or a first-timer. Valuing a quality experience for his guests, he is dedicated to squeezing every inch out of the day’s opportunity.
Kashes has been fishing his whole life. He started fishing on the river when he was 6, then running his own boat on the ocean when he was 12. He has always been obsessed with fishing. He started in the industry as a dock boy when he was 14 years old and got his first guiding job when he was 17 - and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon! His fishing experience is sure to fill the boat with fish and your head with crazy fishing stories. Guiding isn’t just his job its his passion.
Yes you got it, Troy is back for another season! Troy has spent his entire adult life guiding and commercial fishing these local waters. His father has been guiding longer than anyone else we know in the industry and has proven to be a top producer in our area. Well the apple has not fallen far from the tree. Not only is Troy an avid angler but a great guy to be on the boat with. Troy will do what it takes day in and day out to show you an exceptional day out on the water. THAT's a sure thing!
For world-class guided fishing trips, please give me a call anytime to chat about your next west coast fishing adventure!
This has been my first time on a fishing charter-lodge experience so all I have to say is hands down what an overall exhilarating and epic experience. I can truly see why fishing can be an addiction. The rollercoaster emotions that run in my head let alone my adrenaline flying through the roof wheeling the fish in was more then what money can buy. What an EPIC feeling. My whole trip was freak'n worth traveling especially since I live on Vancouver Island. How can I forget the fireworks on Canada day too. Wow never saw that coming. The staff and all the guests made it feel so quaint as if we were all old friends. Easy to get to know everyone and just enjoying every minute of the 4 days while there.
The accommodation and staff: The rooms were bright and clean. The meals were more then what we can eat plus they were all delicious. The scenery is just phenomenal. The lodge over looks the ocean. Please check out the pictures that should give you an idea. The staff were more then helpful. Very professional and they go out of their way to make your experience worth while. The fishing guides...WOW super friendly and professional. I can't say more...its worth just to go check it out yourself.
– LeeAmber G.