Nootka Sound, also referred to by many locals as "Gold River",
is located on the rugged and picturesque west coast of Vancouver Island. In 1778, Captain James
Cook proclaimed what is now British Columbia as British soil after landing near Bligh Island,
inside Nootka Sound. After what must have been a long and harrowing ocean crossing at the time,
the calm inside waters of Nootka Sound was likely a very welcome respite. Friendly Cove, located
at the entrance to Nootka Sound, is the ancestral home of the Mowachants. They were the first to
welcome Captain Cook and his crew upon his arrival. There is still a village there today with
tours available for those who wish to explore.
More recently this area has become the première fishing vacation getaway for local Vancouver Island fishermen.
For decades, boats from all over the Island gather here every summer to enjoy the "lake-like" calm inside
inlet waters, the beautiful scenery, the wildlife and the unmatched quality fishing. Unlike more northern
B.C. fishing destinations, Nootka Sound often offers up warm summer temperatures, t-shirts and shorts are
often the normal attire. The best places are where you will always find the locals on their fishing vacations;
Nootka Sound is such a place.
We are a long established and successful charter fishing company located on Southern Vancouver Island.
We began operations back in 1986 and have become one of the most recognized, respected and recommended
fishing charter companies in the area.
Rollie Rose, the owner and principle fishing guide, was born and raised in
Victoria. He and his family boast four generations of local fishing experience. Rollie has over
37 years of personal local fishing experience dating back to around 1965 when he first started
fishing in Sooke with his grandfather. His experience, knowledge, passion for fishing, motivated
hard-working personality and healthy touch of competitiveness all help ensure a successful charter trip.
Here's a video featuring some of our catches from the most recent season:
Book your fishing trip today and enjoy
an experience you will never forget!
For your convenience, we accept Visa and Mastercard.
Nootka Sound Fishing Charters 836 Rockheights Ave.
Victoria BC CANADA V9A 6J4
Phone: (250) 380-7018