Vancouver Island Fishing Charter Guides

Our team of professional guides love to catch fish!

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.

TROY JOHN on TELL’N TALES

Troy has spent his entire adult life guiding and commercial fishing these local waters. His father has been guiding this area longer than anyone else we know in the industry and is a top producer and great guy to be on the boat with. The apple has not fallen far from the tree here. Troy will do what it takes day in and day out to show you an exceptional day on the water.

WADE WELCH on TYEE ONE ON

Wade has spent most of his life in and around Zeballos. His father worked for the local logging company until his retirement. Wade has a work ethic like no other. He is determined to fill the limits every time he leaves the dock. The fishing is not quite like it was 25 years ago, but he'll be sure to tell you a story about it. Wade started his guiding career 15 years ago in Kyuquot. If Wade is not on the water or out in the bush, you can probably find him panning for gold in one of his spots.

ADRIAN O'CONNOR on OBSESSION TOO

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!

TALLON JUSTIN on NO DOUBT

If you can’t have fun on the water with this guy, you may need to rethink your ways. Tallon LOVES his job and takes every aspect of his day out there like it may be his last. He grew up in Kyuquot, the next set of inlets past us. His career started on the docks of a lodge just north of us. He has been guiding and commercial fishing his entire adult life. His work ethic and skills are second to none. If you need one more fish for your limit, Tallon will get it done!

For world-class guided fishing trips, please give me a call anytime to chat about your next west coast fishing adventure!

Guest Feedback

Three generations having the time of their life

We did our research to find a location on the West Coast of Vancouver Island and we found a gem! Adrian and all his staff went above and beyond to meet our expectations! All meals were 5 star quality as were the accommodations. We went home with our fish well taken care of. The remoteness, scenery and wildlife provided the "icing on the cake." Look forward to returning in the future.

– Dean Burnett, Washington State

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